List of Kansas State Wildcats bowl games
The Kansas State Wildcats football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the Kansas State University in the Big 12 Conference. Since the establishment of the team in 1896, Kansas State has been invited to 18 bowl games. This total includes six appearances in the current "New Year's Six" major bowl games (the Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton, and Chick-fil-A Bowl). The team played in two Fiesta Bowls during the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) era, and one Fiesta Bowl during the Bowl Alliance era.
|#||Bowl||Score[A 2]||Date||Season[A 3]||Opponent[A 4]||Opp. Conference||Stadium||Location||Attendance||Head coach|
|1||Independence Bowl||L 3–14||December 11, 1982||1982||Wisconsin Badgers||Big 10||Independence Stadium||Shreveport, LA||49,523||Dickey, JimJim Dickey|
|2||Copper Bowl||W 52–17||December 29, 1993||1993||Wyoming Cowboys||WAC||Arizona Stadium||Tucson, AZ||49,075||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|3||Aloha Bowl||L 7–12||December 25, 1994||1994||Boston College Eagles||Big East||Aloha Stadium||Honolulu, HI||44,862||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|4||Holiday Bowl||W 54–21||December 29, 1995||1995||Colorado State Rams||WAC||Jack Murphy Stadium||San Diego, CA||51,051||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|5||Cotton Bowl||L 15–19||January 1, 1997||1996||BYU Cougars||WAC||Cotton Bowl||Dallas, TX||71,928||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|6||Fiesta Bowl||W 35–18||December 31, 1997||1997||Syracuse Orangemen||Big East||Sun Devil Stadium||Tempe, AZ||69,367||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|7||Alamo Bowl||L 34–37||December 29, 1998||1998||Purdue Boilermakers||Big 10||Alamodome||San Antonio, TX||60,780||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|8||Holiday Bowl||W 24–20||December 29, 1999||1999||Washington Huskies||Pac-10||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, CA||57,118||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|9||Cotton Bowl||W 35–21||January 1, 2001||2000||Tennessee Volunteers||SEC||Cotton Bowl||Dallas, TX||63,465||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|10||Insight.com Bowl||L 3–26||December 29, 2001||2001||Syracuse Orangemen||Big East||Bank One Ballpark||Phoenix, AZ||40,028||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|11||Holiday Bowl||W 34–27||December 27, 2002||2002||Arizona State Sun Devils||Pac–10||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, CA||58,717||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|12||Fiesta Bowl||L 28–35||January 2, 2004||2003||Ohio State Buckeyes||Big 10||Sun Devil Stadium||Tempe, AZ||73,425||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|13||Texas Bowl||L 10–37||December 28, 2006||2006||Rutgers Scarlet Knights||Big East||Reliant Stadium||Houston, TX||52,210||Prince, RonRon Prince|
|14||Pinstripe Bowl||L 34–36||December 30, 2010||2010||Syracuse Orangemen||Big East||Yankee Stadium||New York City, NY||38,274||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|15||Cotton Bowl||L 16–29||January 6, 2012||2011||Arkansas Razorbacks||SEC||Cowboys Stadium||Arlington, TX||80,956||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|16||Fiesta Bowl||L 17–35||January 3, 2013||2012||Oregon Ducks||Pac–12||University of Phoenix Stadium||Glendale, AZ||70,242||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|17||Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl||W 31–14||December 28, 2013||2013||Michigan Wolverines||Big 10||Sun Devil Stadium||Tempe, AZ||53,284||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
|18||Alamo Bowl||L 35–40||January 2, 2015||2014||UCLA Bruins||Pac–12||Alamodome||San Antonio, TX||60,517||Snyder, BillBill Snyder|
College Division/Other Bowl Games
As a supplement to the list, the following games were regular season games that some have considered special and may be confused as a bowl. These games are not considered "bowl games" but are included here as a reference.
- 1992 Coca-Cola Classic vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (L 38–24)
- 2000 Eddie Robinson Classic vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (W 27–7)
- 2003 BCA Classic vs. California Golden Bears (W 42–28)
- Statistics correct as of 2012–13 NCAA football bowl games.
- Results are sortable first by whether the result was an Kansas State win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
- Links to the season article for the Kansas State team that competed in the bowl for that year.
- Links to the season article for the opponent that Kansas State competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.
- DeLassus, David. "Kansas State Bowl History". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- DeLassus, David. "Kansas State Wildcats (2000 season results)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- DeLassus, David. "Kansas State Wildcats (2003 season results)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 7, 2014.