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1997 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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.

1997 Kansas State Wildcats football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 35–18 vs. Syracuse
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
1997 record11–1 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coachBill Snyder (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorRon Hudson (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (2nd season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
(Capacity: 43,000)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 2 Nebraska † xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 8 Kansas State %   7 1         11 1  
No. 23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         5 6  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
No. 20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
No. 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
  • † – Coaches Poll National Champion
    $ – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
    x – Division champion/co-champions
    y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 66:30 PMat Northern Illinois*No. 21W 47–726,873
September 136:10 PMOhio*No. 20W 23–2042,097
September 271:10 PMBowling Green*No. 18
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 58–041,524
October 46:00 PMat No. 3 NebraskaNo. 17FXL 26–5675,856
October 1111:30 AMMissouriNo. 22
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
FSNW 41–1143,510
October 182:30 PMNo. 14 Texas A&M No. 20
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
ABCW 36–1743,601
October 251:30 PMat OklahomaNo. 14W 26–768,433
November 111:30 AMat Texas TechNo. 13FSNW 13–238,322
November 81:10 PMKansasNo. 11
PPVW 48–1643,832
November 152:30 PMColoradoNo. 10
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
ABCW 37–2043,981
November 2211:30 AMat Iowa StateNo. 9FSNW 28–324,042
December 316:00 PMvs. No. 14 Syracuse*No. 10CBSW 35–1869,367
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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RosterEdit

1997 Kansas State Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 32 David Allen So
QB 7 Michael Bishop Jr
WR 80 Darnell McDonald Jr
TE 86 Justin Swift Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 44 Monty Beisel Fr
CB 23 Jerametrius Butler Fr
DB 1 Lamar Chapman So
S 40 Jarrod Cooper Fr
DL 49 Darren Howard So
LB 8 Jeff Kelly So
LB 50 Travis Ochs Jr
LB 42 Mark Simoneau So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 10 Martín Gramática Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

NebraskaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–69–2 1996 L 3–39

Syracuse (Fiesta Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

RankingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kansas State University coaching records by game (1997)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 11, 2011.