1956 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1956 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1956 record 3-7 (2-4 Big 7)
Head coach Bus Mertes
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 0 0
#20 Colorado 4 1 1     8 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 2 4 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 0 6 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season 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.

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Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
9/22/1956 Oklahoma A&M* Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS L 7-27   15,000
9/29/1956 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO L 0-34   21,000
10/6/1956 at #1 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 0-66   39,981
10/13/1956 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 10-7   30,469
10/20/1956 at Missouri Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 6-20   13,000
10/27/1956 Wyoming* War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 27-15   6,731
11/3/1956 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) L 15-20   19,000
10/10/1956 Marquette* Marquette StadiumMilwaukee, WI W 41-14    
11/17/1956 Iowa Statedagger Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 32-6   12,693
11/24/1956 at #10 Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 17-38   34,119
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

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