The 1993 Copper Bowl was K-State’s first bowl game in a long bowl game streak under coach Bill Snyder. Nobody knew exactly what to expect. Wyoming had an 8-3 record going into the game and K-State was 8-2-1 and ranked number 20 in the AP poll.
At the point in the game that Coleman returned this punt for a touchdown, K-State was leading 17-10. This put K-State up by two touchdowns and it was a dagger as they went on to blow out Wyoming 52-17.
This was really K-State’s first game on a national stage for Bill Snyder’s Wildcats. It was broadcast on ESPN in prime time and Kevin Harlan and Craig James called the game. It was obvious to anyone watching that K-State’s players were much faster than Wyoming’s players and the game ended up a mismatch.
I didn’t attend the Copper Bowl, but watched it at a buddy’s apartment. Another thing I enjoy about this video clip is the Sean Dabney sign. Sean was my roommate for a year when I was in school at K-State.
Andre Coleman racked up a career-high 283 yards of total offense, tying or breaking three Copper Bowl records along the way. What a night.