The 1956 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college footballseason of 1956. The team's head football coach was Bus Mertes, in his second year at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 3-7 record with a 2-4 record in conference play. They finished tied for 5th place in the Big 7. The Wildcats scored 110 points and gave up 192 points.