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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
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nebraska 7 0 0     12 0 0
#5 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
#9 Kansas 5 2 0     10 2 0
#7 Kansas State 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
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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.

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

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* 6:10 PM Temple KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 34–7   34,927
September 9* 6:00 PM at Cincinnati #21 Nippert StadiumCincinnati W 23–21   16,887
September 23* 6:10 PM Akron #19 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 67–0   33,145
September 30* 1:10 PM Northern Illinois #16 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 44–0   38,527
October 7 1:10 PM Missouri #13 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 32–0   37,925
October 14 2:00 PM at Oklahoma State #8 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 23–17   38,000
October 21 2:30 PM at #2 Nebraska #8 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ABC L 25–49   76,072
October 28 1:10 PM #6 Kansas #14 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown/Governor's Cup) W 41–7   44,284
November 4 1:10 PM #25 Oklahoma #9 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 49–10   40,138
November 11 1:00 PM at Iowa State #7 Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa W 49–7   27,356
November 18 2:30 PM #9 Colorado #7 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas ABC L 17–27   42,454
December 29* 8:00 PM vs. #25 Colorado State #10 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 54–21   51,051
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Table references[2]

RosterEdit

1995 Kansas State Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 64 Johnson, JasonJason Johnson Jr
QB 6 Miller, MattMatt Miller Sr
WR 83 Lockett, KevinKevin Lockett Jr
TE 86 Swift, JustinJustin Swift Fr
T 58 Weiner, ToddTodd Weiner So
T 76 Young, RyanRyan Young Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 2 Canty, ChrisChris Canty So
LB 9 Gaskins, PercellPercell Gaskins Sr
LB 42 Simoneau, MarkMark Simoneau Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 38 Gramatica, MartinMartin Gramatica So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit


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