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1996 Kansas State Wildcats football
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 15–19 vs. BYU
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 17
1996 record9–3 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coachBill Snyder (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorDana Dimel (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Cope (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (1st season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
(Capacity: 43,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#6 Nebraska   8 0         11 2  
#8 Colorado   7 1         11 2  
#17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
South
#23 Texas   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas A&M   4 4         6 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         3 8  
Oklahoma State   2 6         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 37, Nebraska 27
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1996 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 9–3, and a 6–2 record in Big 12 Conference play.

The season ended with a loss against fifth-ranked BYU in the 1997 Cotton Bowl Classic—the school's first appearance in a traditional New Year's Day bowl game. 1996 was also the first year of competition for the Big 12 Conference, and Kansas State's home game against Texas Tech was the first athletic event in Big 12 history.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 2:30 PM Texas Tech #21 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas (First game in Big 12 Conference history) ABC W 21–14   43,143
September 7* 1:10 PM Indiana State #21 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 59–3   40,724
September 14* 1:10 PM Cincinnati #17 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 35–0   43,111
September 21* 7:00 PM at Rice #16 Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 34–7   19,700
October 5 2:30 PM #7 Nebraska #16 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas ABC L 3–39   43,916
October 12 1:00 PM at Missouri #22 Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 35–10   45,211
October 19 6:00 PM at Texas A&M #21 Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas FSN W 23–20   64,155
October 25 1:10 PM Oklahoma #16 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 42–35   43,815
November 9 1:00 PM at Kansas #13 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown) W 38–12   48,800
November 16 6:00 PM at #6 Colorado #9 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado FSN L 0–12   53,500
November 23 6:10 PM Iowa State #14 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas FSN W 35–20   43,174
January 1* 1:30 PM vs. #5 BYU #14 Cotton BowlDallas (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 15–19   71,928
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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