BYU capped a rally from a 10-point deficit with Kealaluhi’s 28-yard
grab from Steve Sarkisian to secure a 19–15 victory over the 14
ranked Kansas State Wildcats.
The Cougars went 14–1 that season, finishing No. 5 in the AP Poll and
playing in a New Year’s Day bowl game for the first time in school history.
BYU became the first college football team to win 14 games in a season.
Only a 29–17 defeat to Washingtonkept the Cougars from potentially
challenging for a No.1 ranking.
January 1, 1997