1968 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1968 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big 8 Conference
1968 record 4-6 (2-5 Big 8)
Head coach Vince Gibson
Home stadium KSU Stadium
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Kansas § 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Oklahoma § 6 1 0     7 4 0
#9 Missouri 5 2 0     8 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0     6 4 0
Colorado 3 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season of 1968. The team's head football coach was Vince Gibson. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium.

1968 was a significant year in Wildcat football history. KSU Stadium debuted as the new home for the football team, which moved from Memorial Stadium. The team was led by sophomore quarterback Lynn Dickey and finished the season as the best passing offense in the Big Eight.

1968 was also significant for the fact that the Wildcats were ranked for only the second time in school history (the first since 1953), and for the first time in the AP Poll. The team was ranked #20 going in its game against #4 Penn State. The Wildcats went on to lose the game, 25-9, and would not be ranked the rest of the season, although they would return to the rankings in the 1969 season.

1968 was also the last time the Wildcats would beat Nebraska until the 1998 season, and the last time K-State would beat Nebraska in Lincoln until 2003.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Non-conference Schedule
September 21 Colorado State* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS None W 21-0   22,641
September 28 at #4 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA None L 25-9   45,024
October 5 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA None W 34-19   19,000
Big 8 Schedule
October 12 Iowa State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS None L 23-14   31,507
October 19 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO None L 37-14   32,500
October 26 #14 Missouri KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS None L 56-20   26,449
November 2 at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK None L 35-20   43,782
November 9 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE None W 12-0   67,466
November 16 #7 Kansasdagger KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) ABC L 38-29   35,937
November 23 Oklahoma State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS None W 21-14   17,645
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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