|2017 Kansas State Wildcats football|
Cactus Bowl champion
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|2017 record||8–5 (5–4 Big 12)|
|Head coach||Bill Snyder (26th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Dana Dimel (11th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Tom Hayes (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium (capacity: 50,000)|
Template:2017 Big 12 football standings The 2017 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wildcats played their home games at the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas, and competed in the Big 12 Conference. They were led by 26th-year head coach Bill Snyder. They finished the season 8–5, 5–4 in Big 12 play to finish in a four-way tie for fourth place. They were invited to the Cactus Bowl where they defeated UCLA.
Season[edit | edit source]
Pre Season[edit | edit source]
In January 2017 it was reported by many Kansas media outlets that Bill Snyder has been traveling to Houston, Texas for treatment for a "serious life-threatening ailment". On February 12, 2017 Snyder announced that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer and had been receiving treatment in Manhattan, as well at University of Kansas Medical Center, and in Houston, Texas. He said that his doctor expect a recovery and that he should be able to coach by the 2017 Wildcats Spring Game. Also on February 12, 2017 it was announced that Co-Offensive Coordinator Del Miller would be retiring, putting the other Co-Offensive Coordinator Dana Dimel at the helm as the only OC and play caller for KSU, and Collin Klein would return to KSU to take over the Quarterback Coach position.
End Of Season[edit | edit source]
On December 6, 2017 it was announced that Offensive Coordinator Dana Dimel was hired as the new head coach for UTEP. It was also said that he will be fulfilling his final OC duties for KSU while participating in the Cactus Bowl.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
Kansas State announced its 2017 football schedule on December 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consists of seven home and five away games in the regular season. The Wildcats will host Big 12 foes Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma, TCU, and West Virginia, and will travel to Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech.
The Wildcats hosted two of the three non-conference opponents, Central Arkansas from the Southland Conference and Charlotte from Conference USA and travel to Vanderbilt from the Southeastern Conference.
|September 2*||6:10 p.m.||#15 (FCS) Central Arkansas||#20||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS||ESPN3||W 55–19||51,043|
|September 9*||11:00 a.m.||Charlotte||#19||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS||FSN||W 55–7||50,087|
|September 16*||6:30 p.m.||at Vanderbilt||#18||Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN||ESPNU||L 7–14||40,350|
|September 30||2:30 p.m.||Baylor||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS||ESPN2||W 33–20||52,293|
|October 7||6:00 p.m.||at Texas||Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||FS1||L 34–40 2OT||90,462|
|October 14||11:00 a.m.||#6 TCU||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS||FS1||L 6–26||52,055|
|October 21†||3:00 p.m.||#9 Oklahoma||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS||FOX||L 35–42||52,122|
|October 28||2:00 p.m.||at Kansas||Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS (Rivalry)||FS1||W 30–20||36,223|
|November 4||11:00 a.m.||at Texas Tech||Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, TX||FS1||W 42–35 OT||47,631|
|November 11||2:30 p.m.||West Virginia||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS||ESPN2||L 23–28||51,223|
|November 18||2:30 p.m.||at #10 Oklahoma State||Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK||ESPN2||W 45–40||56,790|
|November 25||2:30 p.m.||Iowa State||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Farmageddon)||ESPN2||W 20–19||49,554|
|December 26*||12:30 p.m.||vs. UCLA||Chase Field • Phoenix, AZ (Cactus Bowl)||ESPN||W 35–17||32,859|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.|
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Rankings[edit | edit source]
|CFP||Not released||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||Not released|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Kansas State coach Snyder has throat cancer". ESPN.com. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18676112/bill-snyder-diagnosed-throat-cancer-expected-attend-kansas-state-wildcats-spring-practice.
- Viviani, Nick. "K-State's Co-Offensive Coordinator Del Miller retires" (in en). http://www.wibw.com/content/news/K-States-Co-Offensive-Coordinator-Del-Miller-retires-413605633.html.
- "Wildcat Great Collin Klein Hired as New Quarterbacks Coach | KSU Wildcats News" (in en). Kansas State University | Official Athletics Site. http://www.kstatesports.com/news/wildcat-great-collin-klein-hired-as-new-quarterbacks-coach-02-14-2017.
- "Dana Dimel, K-State offensive coordinator, named head coach at UTEP" (in en). http://cjonline.com/sports/catzone/2017-12-06/dana-dimel-k-state-offensive-coordinator-named-head-coach-utep.
- "2017 Kansas State football schedule revealed". Kansas City Star. December 13, 2016. http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article120715008.html. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- "2017 Kansas State Wildcats Football Schedule". FB Schedules. http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-17/2017-kansas-state-wildcats-football-schedule.php. Retrieved February 14, 2017.