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1968 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1968 record4–6 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachVince Gibson (2nd season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Kansas 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Oklahoma 6 1 0     7 4 0
#9 Missouri 5 2 0     8 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0     6 4 0
Colorado 3 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1968 college football season. The team's head football coach was Vince Gibson. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium.

1968 was a significant year in Wildcat football history. KSU Stadium debuted as the new home for the football team, which moved from Memorial Stadium. The team was led by sophomore quarterback Lynn Dickey and finished the season as the best passing offense in the Big Eight.

1968 was also significant for the fact that the Wildcats were ranked for only the second time in school history (the first since 1953), and for the first time in the AP Poll. The team was ranked #20 going in its game against #4 Penn State. The Wildcats went on to lose the game, 25–9, and would not be ranked the rest of the season, although they would return to the rankings in the 1969 season.

1968 was also the last time the Wildcats beat Nebraska until the 1998 season, and the last time K-State beat Nebraska in Lincoln until 2003.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 21* Colorado State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas None W 21-0   22,641
September 28* at #4 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania None L 25-9   45,024
October 5* at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia None W 34-19   19,000
October 12 Iowa State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas None L 23-14   31,507
October 19 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado None L 37-14   32,500
October 26 #14 Missouri KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas None L 56-20   26,449
November 2 at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma None L 35-20   43,782
November 9 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska None W 12-0   67,466
November 16† #7 Kansas KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown) ABC L 38-29   35,937
November 23 Oklahoma State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas None W 21-14   17,645
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

RosterEdit

  • QB Lynn Dickey, So.

References Edit


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