The 1955 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college footballseason of 1955. The team's head football coach was Bus Mertes, in his first year at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. 1955 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 4-6, and a 3-3 record in Big 7 play. The Wildcats scored 165 points while giving up 191. They finished tied for 3rd in the Big 7. Ten Days before the Kansas game on 11/5/55 K-State's mascot Touchdown IV was stolen by Kansas students. At the end of the first quarter the mascot was returned but the theft had already been avenged as K-State led the Jayhawks 26-0 at that point and went on to defeat Kansas 46-0.