1968 Kansas State Wildcats football team
|1968 Kansas State Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1968 record||4–6 (2–5 Big 8)|
|Head coach||Vince Gibson (2nd year)|
|Home stadium||KSU Stadium|
|1968 Big 8 football standings|
|#7 Kansas +||6||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|#11 Oklahoma +||6||–||1||–||0||7||–||4||–||0|
The 1968 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1968 college football season. The team's head football coach was Vince Gibson. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium.
1968 was a significant year in Wildcat football history. KSU Stadium debuted as the new home for the football team, which moved from Memorial Stadium. The team was led by sophomore quarterback Lynn Dickey and finished the season as the best passing offense in the Big Eight.
1968 was also significant for the fact that the Wildcats were ranked for only the second time in school history (the first since 1953), and for the first time in the AP Poll. The team was ranked #20 going in its game against #4 Penn State. The Wildcats went on to lose the game, 25–9, and would not be ranked the rest of the season, although they would return to the rankings in the 1969 season.
|September 21||Colorado State*||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS||None||W 21-0||22,641|
|September 28||at No. 4 Penn State*||Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA||None||L 25-9||45,024|
|October 5||at Virginia Tech*||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA||None||W 34-19||19,000|
|October 12||Iowa State||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS||None||L 23-14||31,507|
|October 19||at Colorado||Folsom Field • Boulder, CO||None||L 37-14||32,500|
|October 26||No. 14 Missouri||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS||None||L 56-20||26,449|
|November 2||at Oklahoma||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||None||L 35-20||43,782|
|November 9||at Nebraska||Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE||None||W 12-0||67,466|
|November 16||No. 7 Kansas||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown)||ABC||L 38-29||35,937|
|November 23||Oklahoma State||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS||None||W 21-14||17,645|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.|