1949 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1949 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1949 record2–8 (1–5 Big 7)
Head coachRalph Graham (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
No. 20 Missouri 5 1 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 3 3 0     5 3 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Colorado 1 4 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1949 college football season. The team's head football coach was Ralph Graham in his second year. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 2–8 record with a 1–5 record in conference play. They finished in last place in the Big Seven Conference. The Wildcats scored 191 points and gave up 257 points. The win against Colorado on 10/1/1949 snapped a 22-game conference losing streak.

Harold Robinson played football for Kansas State with an athletic scholarship in 1949, breaking the decades-long "color barrier" in Big Seven conference athletics, and also becoming the first ever African-American athlete on scholarship in the conference.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 24Fort Hays*W 55–0
October 1Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 27–1313,397
October 8Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS (rivalry)
L 6–1317,000
October 15at Iowa StatedaggerL 21–2518,792
October 22at Memphis State*L 14–21
October 29at KansasL 0–3833,500
November 5No. 3 Oklahomadagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
L 0–3918,500
November 12Oklahoma A&M*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
L 14–26
November 19at Tulsa*L 27–4811,000
November 24at MissouriL 27–3420,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Who Broke Big 12 Race Barrier Dies". CBS College Sports. May 13, 2006. Retrieved 2010-03-17.