1940 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1940 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big Six Conference
1940 record 2-7 (1-4 Big 6)
Head coach Hobbs Adams
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1939 1941 »
1940 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Nebraska 5 0 0     8 2 0
Oklahoma 4 1 0     6 3 0
Missouri 3 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa State 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas State 1 4 0     2 7 0
Kansas 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season of 1940. The team's head football coach was Hobbs Adams, in his first year of his first tenure at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 2-7 record with a 1-4 record in conference play. They finished in fifth place in the Big 6. The Wildcats scored 73 points and gave up 145 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
9/28/1940 Emporia State* Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 21-16    
10/5/1940 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO L 6-7    
10/12/1940 Missouri Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 13-24   11,000
10/19/1940 at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 0-14    
10/26/1940 Kansasdagger Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) W 20-0    
11/2/1940 at Michigan State* Macklin FieldEast Lansing, MI L 0-32    
11/9/1940 at South Carolina* Columbia Municipal StadiumColumbia, SC L 13-20    
11/22/1940 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 0-12   7,936
11/30/1940 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 0-20   20,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

1. ESPN College Football Encyclopedia Edited by Michael MacCambridge

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

3. * 1940 Game Results