American Football Database
American Football Database
First Televised College Football Homecoming Game
Nebraska vs. Kansas State
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Nebraska 0
Kansas State Agricultural College 0
Date October 28, 1939
Stadium Memorial Stadium
Location Manhattan, Kansas

The 1939 Nebraska vs. Kansas State football game was a college football game between the Kansas State Wildcats and Nebraska Cornhuskers played on October 28, 1939. This was the first college football homecoming game ever televised.[1][2]

Kansas State scored first with a field goal, but two minutes later Nebraska took the lead.[3] Nebraska won the game 25–9.[4]

Although Nebraska entered the game a 12–5 favorite,[5] the game itself was considered to a good test for Nebraska, who was undefeated at the time. The matchup was considered to be important to the outcome of the Big Six Conference championship.[6] Nebraska ended the game as one of ten college teams in the nation that were unbeaten up to that point.[7]

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