1982 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1982 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big 8 Conference
1982 record 6-5-1 (3-3-1 Big 8)
Head coach Jim Dickey
Home stadium KSU Stadium
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Nebraska 7 0 0     12 1 0
#16 Oklahoma 6 1 0     8 4 0
Oklahoma State 3 2 2     4 5 2
Kansas State 3 3 1     6 5 1
Missouri 2 3 2     5 4 2
Iowa State 1 5 1     4 6 1
Kansas 1 5 1     2 7 2
Colorado 1 5 1     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season of 1982. The team's head football coach was Jim Dickey. After the Big 8 season Jim Dickey was named coach of the year by the conference. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium.

The Wildcats finished the 1982 season with a record of 6-5-1, and a 3-3-1 record in Big 8 play – the first winning record at the school since 1970. During the season Kansas State played its first night game in KSU Stadium, a 36-7 win over the University of Kansas. Temporary lights were erected for the game by TBS, which televised the contest. A then-record crowd of 43,167 attended the game.

Following the season, Kansas State was invited to its first ever bowl game, the 1982 Independence Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers beat the Wildcats, 14-3. The 1982 Independence Bowl was the first college football game televised live by ESPN.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9/11/1982 Kentucky* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 23-9   29,400
9/18/1982 South Dakota* KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 42-3   31,100
9/25/1982 Wichita State* KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 31-7   40,100
10/2/1982 at #13 Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 30-7   61,824
10/9/1982 Missouridagger KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS T 7-7   30,450
10/16/1982 at #6 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 42-13   76,268
10/23/1982 Kansas KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) TBS W 36-7   43,167
10/30/1982 at Iowa State Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 9-3   52,078
11/6/1982 at #14 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 24-10   76,129
11/13/1982 Oklahoma State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 24-16   30,400
11/20/1982 Colorado KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 33-10   24,300
12/11/1982 vs. Wisconsin Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 14-3   24,684
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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