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MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State’s first win at Folsom Field over No. 14 Colorado was chosen as the sixth-best road win in the last 25 years by the staff in Powercat Passport’s countdown of the program’s top wins away from home.

K-State’s defense, which entered the game ranked first in the nation in total defense, held the Buffaloes to 262 total yards including just 37 on the ground. The Wildcats, ranked No. 4 in the nation, also put Colorado quarterback Mike Moschetti on the turf with five sacks, three by Joe Bob Clements and one apiece from Damion McIntosh and Darren Howard.

The Wildcat offense and special teams pushed out to a 16-0 advantage midway through the fourth quarter on the strength of three Martin Gramatica field goals (30, 33 and 30 yards) and a two-yard touchdown run by Brian Goolsby.

Running back Eric Hickson was K-State’s workhorse on the evening, as he gained 137 yards on 29 carries. It was the third time he had ripped off 100 or more yards and pushed his career total past 2,000 yards making him just the fourth K-State rusher to surpass the barrier.

The win by the Wildcats improved their winning streak at the time to 13 games, matching the school-record streak from the 1909 and 1910 seasons. The victory was also the first over a ranked opponent on the road, since K-State beat No. 25 Oklahoma, 37-20, on Oct. 24, 1994.

The weekly countdown of’s top-10 road games will continue each week through August 31, when the No. 1 road game of the past 25 seasons as selected by the staff at is announced. The countdown is leading up to the Wildcats’ season opener at Auburn on Sept. 1.

Each week’s game will be announced on Thursday afternoon on, with the webcast of the game available the next day.

In conjunction with the top-10 road game countdown, a one-year subscription discount of $10 is being offered on Powercat Passport, which provides hundreds of hours of video including live webcasts of selected events, full-game replays, Wildcat coaches' shows, game-day features, season highlights, exclusive interviews with players and coaches and classic games like the this summer’s top road game countdown.

Since launching in 2003, Powercat Passport has been the only site on the Internet for K-State fans to access live streaming video of Wildcat football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and volleyball.

Countdown to Kickoff: Top 10 Greatest Road Wins of the Last 25 Years
As voted by staff

  • #10: October 23, 1999 (Stillwater, Okla.) - #7 Kansas State 44, Oklahoma State 21
  • #9: November 2, 2002 (Lawrence, Kan.) #14 Kansas State 64, Kansas 0
  • #8: September 8, 2001 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - #12 Kansas State 10, Southern California 6
  • #7: September 25, 1999 (Ames, Iowa) - #15 Kansas State 35, Iowa State 28
  • #6: October 10, 1998 (Boulder, Colo.) - #4 Kansas State 16, #14 Colorado 9
  • #5: Released August 2
  • #4: Released August 9
  • #3: Released August 16
  • #2: Released August 23
  • #1: Released August 30