1980 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1980 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big 8 Conference
1980 record 4-7 (1-6 Big 8)
Head coach Jim Dickey
Home stadium KSU Stadium
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     10 2 0
#7 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Missouri 5 2 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     7 4 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas 1 6 0     2 8 1
Colorado 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season of 1980. The team's head football coach was Jim Dickey. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium.

1980 was the second time in school history that the Wildcats were shut out three times in one season, the only other time being in 1975. The Wildcats were shut out by LSU, Tulsa, Oklahoma State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Regular season
9/13/1980 at LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 21-0   75,405
9/20/1980 South Dakota* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 24-3   26,120
9/27/1980 Arkansas State* KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 31-7   32,580
10/4/1980 at Tulsa* Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK L 3-0   23,213
10/11/1980 at Iowa State Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA L 31-7   50,163
10/18/1980 at #11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 35-21   74,638
10/25/1980 Missouridagger KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC L 13-3   30,610
11/1/1980 Kansas KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) W 1-0 (KU forfeit)^   43,276
11/8/1980 at #5 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 55-8   76,121
11/15/1980 Oklahoma State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 10-0   22,370
11/22/1980 Colorado KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 17-14   17,510
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Table references[1]

^ The University of Kansas mistakenly counts this as a win. Kansas was forced by the Big Eight Conference to forfeit this game after beating Kansas State on the field, 20-18. Kerwin Bell, a Kansas running back was later determined to be ineligible at the time of the game.

For more details on this game, see Governor's Cup (Kansas) § 1980: The forfeit.

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