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List of Kansas State Wildcats bowl games


List of Kansas State Wildcats bowl games

The Kansas State Wildcats football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the Kansas State University in the Big 12 Conference. Since the establishment of the team in 1896, Kansas State has appeared in 18 bowl games. Included in these games are six combined appearances in the current "New Year's Six" major bowl games (the Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton, and Chick-fil-A Bowl), including two Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games and one Bowl Alliance game.

Kansas State's first bowl game was in 1982, when Jim Dickey led them to the first of bowl game in school history. The team was defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers in the 1982 Independence Bowl.[1]


  • Bowl games 1
  • College Division/Other Bowl Games 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Bowl games

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach[A 1]
# Bowl Score[A 2] Date Season[A 3] Opponent[A 4] Opp. Conference Stadium Location Attendance Head coach
1 Independence Bowl L 3–14 December 11, 1982 1982 Wisconsin Badgers Big 10 Independence Stadium Shreveport, LA 49,523 Dickey, JimJim Dickey
2 Copper Bowl W 52–17 December 29, 1993 1993 Wyoming Cowboys WAC Arizona Stadium Tucson, AZ 49,075 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
3 Aloha Bowl L 7–12 December 25, 1994 1994 Boston College Eagles Big East Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI 44,862 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
4 Holiday Bowl W 54–21 December 29, 1995 1995 Colorado State Rams WAC Jack Murphy Stadium San Diego, CA 51,051 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
5 Cotton Bowl L 15–19 January 1, 1997 1996 BYU Cougars WAC Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX 71,928 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
6 Fiesta Bowl W 35–18 December 31, 1997 1997 Syracuse Orangemen Big East Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, AZ 69,367 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
7 Alamo Bowl L 34–37 December 29, 1998 1998 Purdue Boilermakers Big 10 Alamodome San Antonio, TX 60,780 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
8 Holiday Bowl W 24–20 December 29, 1999 1999 Washington Huskies Pac-10 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 57,118 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
9 Cotton Bowl W 35–21 January 1, 2001 2000 Tennessee Volunteers SEC Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX 63,465 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
10 Bowl L 3–26 December 29, 2001 2001 Syracuse Orangemen Big East Bank One Ballpark Phoenix, AZ 40,028 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
11 Holiday Bowl W 34–27 December 27, 2002 2002 Arizona State Sun Devils Pac-10 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 58,717 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
12 Fiesta Bowl L 28–35 January 2, 2004 2003 Ohio State Buckeyes Big 10 Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, AZ 73,425 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
13 Texas Bowl L 10–37 December 28, 2006 2006 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Big East Reliant Stadium Houston, TX 52,210 Prince, RonRon Prince
14 Pinstripe Bowl L 34–36 December 30, 2010 2010 Syracuse Orangemen Big East Yankee Stadium New York City, NY 38,274 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
15 Cotton Bowl L 16–29 January 6, 2012 2011 Arkansas Razorbacks SEC Cowboys Stadium Arlington, TX 80,956 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
16 Fiesta Bowl L 17–35 January 3, 2013 2012 Oregon Ducks Pac-12 University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ 70,242 Snyder, BillBill Snyder
17 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl W 31–14 December 28, 2013 2013 Michigan Wolverines Big 10 Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, AZ 53,284 Snyder, BillBill Snyder

Table reference[1]

College Division/Other Bowl Games

As a supplement to the list, the following games were regular season games that some have considered special and may be confused as a bowl. These games are not considered "bowl games" but are included here as a reference.


  1. ^ Statistics correct as of 2012–13 NCAA football bowl games.
  2. ^ Results are sortable first by whether the result was an Kansas State win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  3. ^ Links to the season article for the Kansas State team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  4. ^ Links to the season article for the opponent that Kansas State competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.


  1. ^ a b c DeLassus, David. "Kansas State Bowl History".  
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kansas State Wildcats (2000 season results)".  
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kansas State Wildcats (2003 season results)".  
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