2002 Kansas State Wildcats Football Team
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2002 Kansas State Wildcats Football Team
2002 Kansas State Wildcats football
Kstate text logo.svg
Holiday Bowl champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 7
2002 record11-2 (6-2 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRon Hudson (6th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBret Bielema (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Elliott (1st season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
(Capacity: 50,300)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Colorado xy   7 1         9 5  
No. 7 Kansas State   6 2         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 7  
Nebraska   3 5         7 7  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   0 8         2 10  
Southern Division
No. 5 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
No. 6 Texas x   6 2         11 2  
Texas Tech   5 3         9 5  
Oklahoma State   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 6  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 2002 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 11-2, and a 6-2 record in Big 12 Conference play. The season culminated with a win over Arizona State in the 2002 Holiday Bowl. Prior to the 2002 season, the artificial turf was updated to a more cushioned FieldTurf surface at a cost of $800,000.

The Wildcats finished the 2002 season leading NCAA Division I-A in scoring defense (11.8 points per game) and also tied a school record by posting three shut outs. The team shut out Louisiana-Monroe, Kansas, and Missouri. The Wildcats also recorded a shut out on the road for the first time since the 1973 season. They recorded two shut outs on the road, beating Kansas and Missouri.[1] The Wildcats scored 582 points in the season, good for second most all-time at Kansas State.[2]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:10 p.m.No. 18 (I-AA) Western Kentucky*W 48-345,844[3]
September 76:10 p.m.Louisiana-Monroe*
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 68-043,104[4]
September 141:10 p.m.Eastern Illinois*
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 63-1345,642[5]
September 216:00 p.m.No. 11 USC*No. 25
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
TBSW 27-2049,276[6]
October 52:30 p.m.at ColoradoNo. 13ABCL 31-3552,584[7]
October 121:10 p.m.Oklahoma StatedaggerNo. 19
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 44-948,404[8]
October 196:00 p.m.No. 8 TexasNo. 17
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
FSNL 14-1750,659[9]
October 262:00 p.m.at BaylorNo. 20W 44-1020,247[10]
November 21:00 p.m.at KansasNo. 14W 64-043,000[11]
November 96:00 p.m.No. 21 Iowa StateNo. 12
TBSW 58-749,504[12]
November 1611:30 a.m.NebraskaNo. 11
FSNW 49-1352,221[13]
November 232:30 p.m.at MissouriNo. 10ABCW 38-047,507[14]
December 277:00 p.m.vs. Arizona State*No. 6ESPNW 34-2758,717[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Roster

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Final
AP NR NR NR NR 25 15 13 19 17 20 14 12 11 10 8 6 6 7
Coaches NR NR NR NR 23 17 16 23 19 21 14 12 11 10 8 6 6 6
BCS Not released NR 15 15 12 11 10 8 8 Not released

Game summaries

Western Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Hilltoppers 0 0 0 3 3
Wildcats 3 31 7 7 48

Louisiana-Monroe

Eastern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 13 0 0 0 13
Wildcats 15 28 13 7 63


Tony Romo was 13-14 for 120 yards and a TD in the first quarter, but Kansas State grabbed control and cruised to the 50-point win.[17]

USC

USC at Kansas State
1 234Total
No. 11 Trojans 0 6014 20
No. 25 Wildcats 0 1278 27


Junior quarterback Ell Roberson came off the bench early in the 2nd quarter to give the Wildcats a spark. Kansas State built a 27-6 lead before USC scored two 4th quarter touchdowns to make it a one-possession game. Eventual Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer completed only 18 of 47 passes for 186 yards.[18]

at Colorado

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 14 14 3 31
Buffaloes 14 14 7 0 35


Oklahoma State

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 9 0 0 9
Wildcats 12 13 6 13 44


[19]

Texas

Texas at Kansas State
1 234Total
• No. 8 Longhorns 0 773 17
No. 17 Wildcats 0 608 14
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: KSU Stadium
  • Game attendance: 50,659


at Baylor


[20]

at Kansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 30 13 21 0 64
Jayhawks 0 0 0 0 0


[21]

Iowa State

Iowa State at Kansas State
1 234Total
No. 21 Cyclones 7 000 7
No. 12 Wildcats 13 17280 58


[22]

Nebraska

Nebraska at Kansas State
1 234Total
Cornhuskers 0 670 13
No. 11 Wildcats 14 7721 49


[23]

at Missouri

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 7 14 7 38
Tigers 0 0 0 0 0


[24]

vs. Arizona State (Holiday Bowl)

Kansas State vs. Arizona State
1 234Total
No. 6 Wildcats 0 14020 34
Sun Devils 0 2007 27


Statistics

Scores by quarter

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 128 191 148 115 582
Opponents 34 65 28 27 154

Team

KSU Opp
Scoring 582 154
  Points per Game 44.8 11.8
First Downs 273 175
  Rushing 168 58
  Passing 85 97
  Penalty 20 20
Total Offense 5,499 3237
  Avg per Play 6.3 3.7
  Avg per Game 423.0 249.0
Fumbles-Lost 37-18 23-13
Penalties-Yards 100-759 95-723
  Avg per Game 58.4 58.4
KSU Opp
Punts-Yards 55-2,186 105-3974
  Avg per Punt 39.7 37.8
Time of Possession/Game 31:13 28:47
3rd Down Conversions 76/166 58/205
4th Down Conversions 12/17 6/18
Touchdowns Scored 79 19
Field Goals-Attempts 11-16 7-12
PAT-Attempts 65-74 17-18
Attendance 384,654 163,338
  Games/Avg per Game 8/48,082 4/40,834

Offense

Rushing

Name GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Darren Sproles 13 237 1,517 52 1,465 6.2 17 80 112.7
Ell Roberson 12 202 1,276 244 1,032 5.1 16 91 86.0
Terrence Newman 13 2 29 3 26 13.0 0 29 2.0
Total 13 655 3,823 390 3,433 5.2 53 91 264.1
Opponents 13 446 1,405 501 904 2.0 7 85 69.5

Passing

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Lng Avg/G Pct.
Ell Roberson 12 136.47 175-91-4 1580 7 56 131.7 52.0
Marc Dunn 10 199.92 35-22-2 383 6 58 38.3 62.9
Total 13 146.97 223-120-6 2,066 14 58 158.9 53.8
Opponents 13 91.69 418-191-20 2,333 11 94 179.5 45.7

Receiving

Name GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Taco Wallace 13 39 704 18.1 5 58 54.2
James Terry 12 28 561 20.0 5 56 46.8
Total 13 120 2,066 17.2 14 58 158.9
Opponents 13 191 2,333 12.2 11 94 179.5

Awards and honors

2003 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Terence Newman Cornerback 1 5 Dallas Cowboys
Terry Pierce Linebacker 2 51 Denver Broncos
Melvin Williams Defensive end 5 155 New Orleans Saints
Taco Wallace Wide receiver 7 224 Seattle Seahawks

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