Kansas State’s 1st bowl win aided by Hickory’s Andre Coleman

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MANHATTAN, Kansas (WKBN) – In 1993, Kansas State defeated Wyoming (52-17) in the Copper Bowl to post a 9-2-1 record. The win gave the Wildcats their first bowl victory in school history. The game’s MVP was Hickory’s own Andre Coleman. The future San Diego Charger caught 8 passes for 144 yards and scored on a 68-yard punt return.

Coleman was a part of Hickory’s first and only football championship team. Now, he was a part of history for the Wildcats.

The Chargers’ spent a 3rd round pick on Coleman which paid dividends as he returned a kickoff 98-yards for a score in Super Bowl XXIX against San Francisco. He returned 4 kickoffs for a touchdown during his three years with the Chargers and also a punt for six-points as well.

Andre Coleman, WR/Kansas State
1993: 42 catches, 761 yards, 18.1 avg, 6 TDs; 1 punt return for TD

1993 Wildcats’ Results
Wildcats 52 Wyoming 17 (Copper Bowl)
Wildcats 21 Oklahoma State 17
Wildcats 31 Missouri 21
Iowa State 27 Wildcats 23
Wildcats 21 Oklahoma 7
Wildcats 16 Colorado 16 T
Nebraska 45 Wildcats 28
Wildcats 10 Kansas 9
Wildcats 36 UNLV 20
Wildcats 30 Minnesota 25
Wildcats 38 Western Kentucky 13
Wildcats 34 New Mexico State 10

Countdown to College Football
August 14 – Top sports star in 1942 wins Heisman
August 15 – Before politics, Traficant started at QB for Pitt
August 16 – Roger Staubach meets Youngstown State
August 17 – “Best linebacker I ever coached” says Woody Hayes
August 18 – Sherman “Tank” runs wild for Miami of Ohio
August 19 – Sugar Bowl MVP aids Pitt in title game
August 20 – Lombardi award winner called New Castle home
August 21 – Walk-on Karlis kicks for Cincinnati
August 22 – K-State registers 1st bowl victory; Coleman named MVP
August 23 – Burke’s 400-yard game lifts Michigan State past Brady & Michigan
August 24 – Clarett shines for Buckeyes in memorable season
August 25 – Syracuse’s workhorse from Struthers
August 26 – Missouri’s dual-threat quarterback boosts Tigers to top Nebraska
August 27 – Penn State QB guides Nittany Lion faithful to Rose Bowl

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