Big 12 football: Only knock on Kansas State's Bill Snyder is his bowl record

by Berry Tramel Published: December 27, 2013
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Kansas State has played 16 bowl games in its history. Bill Snyder has coached 14 of those.

Snyder is K-State football history. But about the only knock on Snyder is his bowl record: 6-8, with two of the wins coming over Wyoming and Colorado State.

Snyder hasn't won a bowl game since beating Arizona State 34-27 in the 2002 Holiday. His Wildcats have lost four straight in the post-season.

Now KSU plays Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Monday night. The Wolverines were last seen scaring Ohio State, but quarterback Devin Gardner isn't expected to play.

K-State, along with Baylor, are the only Big 12 teams favored in bowls. Snyder is a made man in Manhattan, so his legacy is assured.

But the Big 12 needs Snyder to produce in a bowl this season. And K-State fans would feel a little better, too.

by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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