1998 Alamo Bowl
|1998 Builders Square Alamo Bowl|
|Date||December 29, 1998|
|Location||San Antonio, Texas|
|MVP||Drew Brees and Rosevelt Colvin|
|United States TV coverage|
The Wildcats came into the game fresh off a double overtime loss in the Big 12 Championship Game to the Texas A&M Aggies, which ruined their chance at a national championship in the Fiesta Bowl. With an experienced quarterback, Michael Bishop, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, and one of the best offenses and defenses in the country, the Wildcats were generally expected to have an easy bowl victory.
The Wildcats finished with a #3 ranking in the BCS and thought they deserved to play in one of the BCS bowl games. Kansas State was unable to overcome the Boilermakers, who drove 80 yards for a touchdown in the final minute to shock Kansas State, 37–34.
After this season, the "Kansas State Rule" was created, making the #3 spot an automatic bid. Kansas State finished ranked #6 in the BCS the following season, only to be left out of the BCS once again.
KSU- Havick recovered fumble in end zone (kick failed) 8:06
PU- Nugent recovered fumble in end zone (Dorsch kick) 0:52
PU- FG Dorsch 26 0:04
KSU- Allen 3 run (Gramatica kick) 11:59
PU- FG Dorsch 37 6:44
KSU- Mcdonald 88 pass from Bishop (Gramatica kick) 6:23
KSU- Swift 2 pass from Bishop (Gramatica kick) 1:24
PU- Jones 24 pass from Brees (Dorsch kick) 0:30
Rushing KSU- Allen 13-83, Hickson 7-35, Bishop 20-7 PU- Crabtree 12-46, Brees 10-25
Passing KSU- Bishop 9-24—182 PU- Brees 25-53—230
Receiving KSU- Mcdonald 5-124, Peries 1-52 PU- Jones 11-98, Daniels 6-47, Sutherland 3-53, Lane 3-25
- Best wins of the Tiller Era #2 http://www.offthetracks.org/2008/05/best-wins-of-tiller-era-2-kansas-state.html (Archived 2009-07-23)
- Review of the 1998 Alamo Bowl game