1997 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1997 Kansas State Wildcats football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 35–18 vs. Syracuse
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 8
1997 record 11–1 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Snyder
Offensive coordinator Ron Hudson
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops
Home stadium KSU Stadium
(Capacity: 43,000)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#2 Nebraska xy$   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State  %   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
#20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
#24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
  • † – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    ‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
    x – Division champion/co-champions
    y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1997 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 11–1, and a 7–1 record in Big 12 Conference play. The season ended with a win over Donovan McNabb's Syracuse Orangemen in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 6:30 PM at Northern Illinois* No. 21 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL W 47–7   26,873
September 13 6:10 PM Ohio* No. 20 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 23–20   42,097
September 27 1:10 PM Bowling Green* No. 18 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 58–0   41,524
October 4 6:00 PM at No. 3 Nebraska No. 17 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE FX L 26–56   75,856
October 11 11:30 AM Missouri No. 22 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS FSN W 41–11   43,510
October 18 2:30 PM No. 14 Texas A&Mdagger No. 20 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 36–17   43,601
October 25 1:30 PM at Oklahoma No. 14 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 26–7   68,433
November 1 11:30 AM at Texas Tech No. 13 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX FSN W 13–2   38,322
November 8 1:10 PM Kansas No. 11 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) PPV W 48–16   43,832
November 15 2:30 PM Colorado No. 10 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 37–20   43,981
November 22 11:30 AM at Iowa State No. 9 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FSN W 28–3   24,042
December 31 6:00 PM vs. No. 14 Syracuse* No. 10 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) CBS W 35–18   69,367
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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