1939 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1939 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big Six Conference
1939 record 4-5 (1-4 Big 6)
Head coach Wes Fry
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1938 1940 »
1939 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Missouri 5 0 0     8 2 0
#18 Nebraska 4 1 0     7 1 1
#19 Oklahoma 3 2 0     6 2 1
Kansas 1 4 0     2 6 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     2 7 0
Kansas State 1 4 0     4 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season of 1939. The team's head football coach was Wes Fry, in his fifth and final year of his at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 4-5 record with a 1-4 record in conference play. They finished in a three way tie for last place in the Big 6. The Wildcats scored 107 points and gave up 108 points. The game on 10/28/39 against Nebraska was the first ever televised college homecoming game, the second ever televised college football game and the first televised game west of New York City.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
9/30/1939 Fort Hays State* Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 34-7    
10/7/1939 at Marquette* Marquette StadiumMilwaukee, WI W 3-0    
10/14/1939 Colorado* Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 20-0    
10/21/1939 at Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO L 7-9   12,000
10/28/1939 Nebraskadagger Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS # L 9-25    
11/4/1939 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS (Sunflower Showdown) W 27-6    
11/11/1939 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 10-13   17,545
11/18/1939 at Iowa State Clyde Williams FieldAmes, IA L 0-10   5,339
11/25/1939 at Boston College* Fenway ParkBoston, MA L 0-20   11,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

See also 1939 Nebraska vs. Kansas State football game

1. ESPN College Football Encyclopedia Edited by Michael MacCambridge

2. K-State Football Vault- The History of the Wildcats By Kevin Haskin

3. * 1939 Game Results