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1949 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1949 record2–8 (1–5 Big 7)
Head coachRalph Graham (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma 5 0 0     11 0 0
#20 Missouri 5 1 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 3 3 0     5 3 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Colorado 1 4 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1949 college football season. The team's head football coach was Ralph Graham in his second year. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 2–8 record with a 1–5 record in conference play. They finished in last place in the Big Seven Conference. The Wildcats scored 191 points and gave up 257 points. The win against Colorado on 10/1/1949 snapped a 22-game conference losing streak.

Harold Robinson played football for Kansas State with an athletic scholarship in 1949, breaking the decades-long "color barrier" in Big Seven conference athletics, and also becoming the first ever African-American athlete on scholarship in the conference.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
9/24/1949* [[{{{school}}}|Fort Hays State]] Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 55-0    
10/1/1949 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 27-13   13,397
10/8/1949 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 6-13   17,000
10/15/1949† at Iowa State Clyde Williams FieldAmes, Iowa L 21-25   18,792
10/22/1949* at Memphis State Crump StadiumMemphis, Tennessee L 14-21    
10/29/1949 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown) L 0-38   33,500
11/5/1949† Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 0-39   18,500
11/12/1949* Oklahoma A&M Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 14-26    
11/19/1949* at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma L 27-48   11,000
11/24/1949 at Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri L 27-34   20,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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