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1956 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1956 record3–7 (2–4 Big 7)
Head coachBus Mertes (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 0 0
#20 Colorado 4 1 1     8 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 2 4 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 0 6 0     2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1956 college football season. The team's head football coach was Bus Mertes, in his second year at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 3–7 record with a 2–4 record in conference play. They finished tied for fifth place in the Big Seven Conference. The Wildcats scored 110 points and gave up 192 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
9/22/1956* Oklahoma A&M Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas L 7-27   15,000
9/29/1956 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado L 0-34   21,000
10/6/1956 at #1 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma L 0-66   39,981
10/13/1956 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 10-7   30,469
10/20/1956 at Missouri Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 6-20   13,000
10/27/1956* Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, Wyoming W 27-15   6,731
11/3/1956 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown) L 15-20   19,000
10/10/1956* at Marquette Marquette StadiumMilwaukee W 41-14    
11/17/1956† Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas W 32-6   12,693
11/24/1956* at #10 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 17-38   34,119
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

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