Kansas State Wildcats
An estimated 45,000 Kansas State fans descended on Dallas to watch the Wildcats in their first-ever New Year's Day Bowl and were witness to one of the most exciting games of the bowl season. After taking a 15-5 lead following a 72-yard touchdown pass from Brian Kavanagh to Kevin Lockett, the Wildcats saw why BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian was considered one of the nation's best. The Cougar QB tossed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead No. 5 BYU to a 19-15 Cotton Bowl victory.