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1955 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1955 record4–6 (3–3 Big 7)
Head coachBus Mertes (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     11 0 0
Nebraska 5 1 0     5 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 1 4 1     3 6 1
Iowa State 1 4 1     1 7 1
Missouri 1 5 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1955 college football season. The team's head football coach was Bus Mertes, in his first year at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. 1955 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 4–6, and a 3–3 record in Big Seven Conference play. The Wildcats scored 165 points while giving up 191. They finished tied for third in the Big Seven. Ten Days before the Kansas game on November 5, K-State's mascot Touchdown IV was stolen by Kansas students. At the end of the first quarter the mascot was returned but the theft had already been avenged as K-State led the Jayhawks, 26–0, at that point and went on to defeat Kansas, 46–0.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
9/15/1955* Wyoming Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas L 7-12    
9/24/1955* at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa L 7-28   44,500
10/1/1955 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 0-16   12,500
10/8/1955* at Marquette Marquette StadiumMilwaukee W 41-0   13,500
10/15/1955 #20 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 13-34   16,500
10/21/1955† at Iowa State Clyde Williams FieldAmes, Iowa W 9-7   14,740
10/29/1955† #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 7-40   18,263
11/5/1955 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 46-0   26,000
11/15/1955 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 21-0    
11/19/1955* at Oklahoma A&M Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma L 0-28   10,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

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