1955 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1955 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1955 record 4-6 (3-3 Big 7)
Head coach Bus Mertes
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     11 0 0
Nebraska 5 1 0     5 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 1 4 1     3 6 1
Iowa State 1 4 1     1 7 1
Missouri 1 5 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
9/15/1955 Wyoming* Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS L 7-12    
9/24/1955 at Iowa* Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 7-28   44,500
10/1/1955 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 0-16   12,500
10/8/1955 at Marquette* Marquette StadiumMilwaukee, WI W 41-0   13,500
10/15/1955 #20 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 13-34   16,500
10/21/1955 at Iowa Statedagger Clyde Williams FieldAmes, IA W 9-7   14,740
10/29/1955 #1 Oklahomadagger Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 7-40   18,263
11/5/1955 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 46-0   26,000
11/15/1955 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 21-0    
11/19/1955 at Oklahoma A&M* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK L 0-28   10,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

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External links[edit]

1. ESPN College Football Encyclopedia Edited by Michael MacCambridge 2. K-State Football Vault- The History of the Wildcats by Kevin Haskin