1955 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1955 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1955 record4–6 (3–3 Big 7)
Head coachBus Mertes (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     11 0 0
Nebraska 5 1 0     5 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 1 4 1     3 6 1
Iowa State 1 4 1     1 7 1
Missouri 1 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1955 college football season. The team's head football coach was Bus Mertes, in his first year at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. 1955 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 4–6, and a 3–3 record in Big Seven Conference play. The Wildcats scored 165 points while giving up 191.[1] They finished tied for third in the Big Seven. Ten Days before the Kansas game on November 5, K-State's mascot Touchdown IV was stolen by Kansas students. At the end of the first quarter the mascot was returned but the theft had already been avenged as K-State led the Jayhawks, 26–0, at that point and went on to defeat Kansas, 46–0.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 15Wyoming*L 7–12
September 24at Iowa*L 7–2844,500
October 1Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS (rivalry)
L 0–1612,500
October 8at Marquette*W 41–013,500
October 15No. 20 Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
L 13–3416,500
October 22at Iowa StatedaggerW 9–714,740
October 29No. 2 Oklahomadagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
L 7–4018,263
November 5at KansasW 46–026,000
November 12at MissouriW 21–0
November 19at Oklahoma A&M*L 0–2810,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1955 Kansas State Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 7, 2019.