1982 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1982 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1982 record6–5–1 (3–3–1 Big 8)
Head coachJim Dickey (5th season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     12 1 0
No. 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 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Jim Dickey. 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 Eight Conference play. It was the program's first winning season since 1970. During the season Kansas State played its first night game in KSU Stadium, a 36–7 win over 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. After the season Dickey was named coach of the year by the Big Eight Conference.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11Kentucky*W 23–929,400
September 18South Dakota*
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 42–331,100
September 25Wichita State*
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 31–740,100
October 2at No. 13 Arizona State*L 7–3061,824
October 9Missouridagger
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
T 7–730,450
October 16at No. 6 NebraskaL 13–4276,268
October 23Kansas
WTBSW 36–743,167
October 30at Iowa StateW 9–352,078
November 6at No. 14 OklahomaABCL 10–2476,129
November 13Oklahoma State
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
L 16–2430,400
November 20Colorado
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 33–1024,300
December 11vs. WisconsinESPNL 3–1449,523
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kansas State University coaching records by game (1982)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 11, 2011.