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1995 Kansas State Wildcats football team

The 1995 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1995 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 10–2, and a 5–2 record in Big 8 Conference play. 1995 was the last year of the Big Eight. The next year was the inaugural season of the Big 12 Conference.

1995 Kansas State Wildcats football
Holiday Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 7
1995 record10–2 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coachBill Snyder (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorDana Dimel (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Stoops (5th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorJim Leavitt (5th season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
(Capacity: 43,000)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     12 0 0
No. 5 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
No. 7 Kansas State 5 2 0     10 2 0
No. 9 Kansas 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma 2 5 0     5 5 1
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 8 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 8 0
Missouri 1 6 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The season culminated with a victory against Colorado State in the 1995 Holiday Bowl. The 10-win season was the first for Kansas State since 1910, and the final top-10 ranking was the first in program history.

The Wildcats finished the 1995 season leading NCAA Division I-A in total defense, and also shut out three opponents for the first time in school history. The team shut out Akron, Northern Illinois, and Missouri. The Wildcats later repeated the feat in 1999 and 2002.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:10 PMTemple*W 34–734,927
September 96:00 PMat Cincinnati*No. 21W 23–2116,887
September 236:10 PMAkron*No. 19
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 67–033,145
September 301:10 PMNorthern Illinois*No. 16
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 44–038,527
October 71:10 PMMissouriNo. 13
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 30–037,925
October 142:00 PMat Oklahoma StateNo. 8W 23–1738,000
October 212:30 PMat No. 2 NebraskaNo. 8ABCL 25–4976,072
October 281:10 PMNo. 6 KansasNo. 14
W 41–744,284
November 41:10 PMNo. 25 OklahomaNo. 9
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 49–1040,138
November 111:00 PMat Iowa StateNo. 7W 49–727,356
November 182:30 PMNo. 9 ColoradoNo. 7
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
ABCL 17–2742,454
December 298:00 PMvs. No. 25 Colorado State*No. 10ESPNW 54–2151,051
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[2]

RosterEdit

1995 Kansas State Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 64 Jason Johnson Jr
QB 6 Matt Miller Sr
WR 83 Kevin Lockett Jr
TE 86 Justin Swift Fr
T 58 Todd Weiner So
T 76 Ryan Young Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 2 Chris Canty So
LB 9 Percell Gaskins Sr
LB 42 Mark Simoneau Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 38 Martin Gramatica So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shutout history". Archived from the original on 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kansas State University coaching records by game (1995)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 11, 2011.