Great Games in K-State Football History - Number 11 - K-State 35 Tennessee 21, January 1, 2001

The 2001 Cotton Bowl was a great showing for Kansas State football.  It was a nationally televised game on January first against a Phil Fulmer coached Tennessee team that was ranked 21 in both the AP and Coaches polls.  This was the second highest ranked team that a Bill Snyder coached team ever beat in a bowl game.

You can watch the entire broadcast of the game on YouTube here:


I also found a six minute long highlight package of the game:


Jonathan Beasley to Quincy Morgan was quite a weapon back then.

A couple of notes about the game:

At the time, K-State became just the second team to win 11 games in four consecutive seasons, joining Florida State.

Josh Scobey set a Kansas State bowl record by rushing for 147 yards on 28 carries, breaking the mark of 133 yards set by J.J. Smith in the 1993 Copper Bowl. Beasley added 98 yards on 17 attempts while completing 13-of-27 passes for 210 yards.

K-State started the 2000 season ranked number eight in the AP poll and finished the season at number nine in the poll.   They were ranked as high as number two in the country in week seven before losing 41-31 to Oklahoma and dropping to number 10.

The good ole days!

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