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
September 11 Kentucky* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 23-9   29,400
September 18 South Dakota* KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 42-3   31,100
September 25 Wichita State* KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 31-7   40,100
October 2 at #13 Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 30-7   61,824
October 9 Missouridagger KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS T 7-7   30,450
October 16 at #6 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 42-13   76,268
October 23 Kansas KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) WTBS W 36-7   43,167
October 30 at Iowa State Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 9-3   52,078
November 6 at #14 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 24-10   76,129
November 13 Oklahoma State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS L 24-16   30,400
November 20 Colorado KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 33-10   24,300
December 11 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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