Headed back to bowl game, Kansas State aims to finally win one after five consecutive defeats

Not even Kansas State coach Bill Snyder can explain the Wildcats' bowl slump.

When the Wildcats play Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Dec. 28 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., they'll be trying to end a five-game losing streak that dates to Snyder's first tenure at Kansas State and includes a loss in the only bowl game that Ron Prince was on the sideline.

Two times the Wildcats have lost in the Fiesta Bowl — in 2004 to Ohio State, starting the streak of futility, and last season to Oregon. They lost the Texas Bowl in '06, the Pinstripe Bowl four years later once Snyder had returned, and the Cotton Bowl to Arkansas the following season.

Kansas State hasn't won a bowl game since the 2002 Holiday Bowl.