1949 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1949 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1949 record 2-8 (1-5 Big 7)
Head coach Ralph Graham
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma 5 0 0     11 0 0
#20 Missouri 5 1 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 3 3 0     5 3 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Colorado 1 4 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season of 1949. The team's head football coach was Ralph Graham in his second year. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 2-8 record with a 1-5 record in conference play. They finished in last place in the Big 7. The Wildcats scored 191 points and gave up 257 points. The win against Colorado on 10/1/1949 snapped a 22 game conference losing streak.

Harold Robinson played football for Kansas State with an athletic scholarship in 1949, breaking the decades-long "color barrier" in Big Seven conference athletics, and also becoming the first ever African-American athlete on scholarship in the conference.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
9/24/1949 Fort Hayes State* Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 55-0    
10/1/1949 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 27-13   13,397
10/8/1949 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 6-13   17,000
10/15/1949 at Iowa Statedagger Clyde Williams FieldAmes, IA L 21-25   18,792
10/22/1949 at Memphis State* Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 14-21    
10/29/1949 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS (Sunflower Showdown) L 0-38   33,500
11/5/1949 Oklahomadagger Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 0-39   18,500
11/12/1949 Oklahoma A&M* Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 14-26    
11/19/1949 at Tulsa* Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK L 27-48   11,000
11/24/1949 at Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO L 27-34   20,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Who Broke Big 12 Race Barrier Dies". CBS College Sports. May 13, 2006. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 

1. ESPN College Football Encyclopedia Edited by Michael MacCambridge

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

3. 1949 Game Results