1970 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1970 Kansas State Wildcats football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1970 record 6-5 (5-2 Big 8)
Head coach Vince Gibson
Home stadium KSU Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     11 0 1
#20 Oklahoma 5 2 0     7 4 1
Kansas State 5 2 0     6 5 0
Colorado 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kansas 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1970 college football season. The team's head football coach was Vince Gibson. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium.

Senior quarterback Lynn Dickey led the team to a third straight season as the top-rated passing offense in the Big Eight. Kansas State also led the conference in total defense, and posted its first win against a top-ten team, beating #8 Colorado. The Wildcats went into the final conference game of the season against Nebraska ranked #20 and playing for the Big Eight championship. The #4 Cornhuskers throttled Kansas State 51-13 in the game. Kansas State would not return to the national rankings again until the 1993 season.

The team finished with a winning record in conference play for the first time since 1953. After the season Vince Gibson was named coach of the year by the Big Eight Conference.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
9/12/1970 Utah State* #13 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 37-0   35,000
9/19/1970 at Kentucky* #13 McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 16-3   33,500
9/26/1970 at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 35-13   50,255
10/3/1970 #8 Colorado KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 21-20   40,200
10/10/1970 Kansas KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) L 21-15   41,070
10/17/1970 at Iowa State Clyde Williams FieldAmes, IA W 17-0   26,053
10/24/1970 at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 19-14   60,800
10/31/1970 #17 Missouri KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 17-13   42,000
11/7/1970 Oklahoma Statedagger KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 28-15   38,300
11/14/1970 at #4 Nebraska #20 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 51-13   67,894
11/22/1970 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 31-7   23,408
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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