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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
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska x   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
#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
*Ineligible for conference championship game and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
Rankings from AP Poll

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.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6* 6:30 PM at Northern Illinois #21 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, Illinois W 47–7   26,873
September 13* 6:10 PM Ohio #20 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 23–20   42,097
September 27* 1:10 PM Bowling Green #18 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 58–0   41,524
October 4 6:00 PM at #3 Nebraska #17 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska FX L 26–56   75,856
October 11 11:30 AM Missouri #22 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas FSN W 41–11   43,510
October 18† 2:30 PM #14 Texas A&M #20 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas ABC W 36–17   43,601
October 25 1:30 PM at Oklahoma #14 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 26–7   68,433
November 1 11:30 AM at Texas Tech #13 Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas FSN W 13–2   38,322
November 8 1:10 PM Kansas #11 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown) PPV W 48–16   43,832
November 15 2:30 PM Colorado #10 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas ABC W 37–20   43,981
November 22 11:30 AM at Iowa State #9 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa FSN W 28–3   24,042
December 31* 6:00 PM vs. #14 Syracuse #10 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl) CBS W 35–18   69,367
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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