1998 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1998 Kansas State Wildcats football
Big 12 North champion
Alamo Bowl, L 34–37 vs. Purdue
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division North
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 10
1998 record 11–2 (8–0 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Snyder (10th year)
Offensive coordinator Ron Hudson (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops (3rd year)
Home stadium KSU Stadium
(Capacity: 43,000)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#10 Kansas State x   8 0         11 2  
#19 Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
#21 Missouri   5 3         8 4  
Colorado   4 4         8 4  
Kansas   1 7         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         3 8  
Southern Division
#11 Texas A&M x$   7 1         11 3  
#15 Texas   6 2         9 3  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Texas A&M 36, Kansas State 33 
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1998 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 11–2, and an 8–0 record in Big 12 Conference play. The season ended with a loss to Purdue in the 1998 Alamo Bowl.

The Wildcats finished the regular season undefeated (11-0). After the Wildcats' loss to #10 Texas A&M in the 1998 Big 12 Championship Game, the team dropped out of contention for the National Championship game.[1]

After the Big 12 Championship Game, Kansas State was ranked #3, but the team was not invited to any of the BCS Bowl Games.[1] Instead Kansas State was invited to the Alamo Bowl,[2] where it lost to the unranked Purdue Boilermakers, who drove 80 yards for a touchdown in the final minute to defeat Kansas State 37-34.[3]

Following the end of the season, a new rule was created. Nicknamed the "Kansas State Rule", the #3 ranked team would always have an automatic bid to a BCS bowl game.

The Wildcats finished the season as the top scoring team in NCAA Division I-A (at 48 points per game), and set a school record for points scored with 610.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:10 PM Indiana State* No. 6 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 66–0   41,728
September 12 11:30 AM Northern Illinois* No. 5 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS FSN W 73–7   41,967
September 19 2:30 PM Texas No. 5 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 48–7   43,714
September 26 1:10 PM NE Louisiana* No. 5 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 62–7   42,029
October 10 6:00 PM at No. 14 Colorado No. 5 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO FSN W 16–9   51,581
October 17 2:30 PM Oklahoma State No. 4 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 52–20   43,694
October 24 1:10 PM Iowa Statedagger No. 4 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 52–7   43,203
October 31 11:30 AM at Kansas No. 4 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS (Sunflower Showdown) FSN W 54–6   43,000
November 7 1:00 PM at Baylor No. 4 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 49–6   38,217
November 14 2:30 PM No. 11 Nebraska No. 2 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 40–30   44,298
November 21 2:30 PM at No. 19 Missouri No. 2 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ABC W 31–25   68,174
December 5 2:30 PM vs. No. 10 Texas A&M No. 2 Trans World DomeSt. Louis, MO (Big 12 Championship) ABC L 33–36 2OT  60,798
December 29 7:00 PM vs. Purdue* No. 4 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN L 34–37   60,780
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Table references[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barr, Josh (December 7, 1998). "Vols, Seminoles Head to Fiesta Bowl, Wildcats to Frustration". The Washington Post. p. D01. 
  2. ^ King, David (December 29, 1998). "K-State Out to Prove It Belongs -- Elsewhere: A National Title May Be Out of Reach, But Not Out of Mind at the Alamo Bowl". The Washington Post. p. D07. 
  3. ^ King, David (December 30, 1998). "Alamo Bowl: Wildcats Are Upset By Purdue: Purdue 37, Kansas State 34". The Washington Post. p. C08. 
  4. ^ Points scored fact Archived July 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kansas State University coaching records by game (1998)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 11, 2011.