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1975 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1975 record3–8 (0–7 Big 8)
Head coachEllis Rainsberger (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Pendry (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorDick Selcer (1st season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#9 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     9 3 0
Kansas 4 3 0     7 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     7 4 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The team's head football coach was Ellis Rainsberger, in his first of three years at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1975 saw the wildcats finish with a record of 3–8, and a dismal 0–7 record in Big Eight Conference play.

1975 was the first time in school history that the Wildcats were shut out three times in one season; the other time was in 1980. The Wildcats were shut out by Texas A&M, Kansas, Nebraska.

Schedule Edit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
9/13/1975* at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma W 17-16   34,000
9/20/1975* Wichita State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 32-0   31,000
9/27/1975* at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 17-16   17,700
10/4/1975* #6 Texas A&M KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 0-10   37,100
10/11/1975 Iowa State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 7-17   25,698
10/18/1975† #2 Oklahoma KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 3-25   33,196
10/25/1975† at #15 Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri L 3-35   62,860
11/1/1975 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown) L 0-28   50,538
11/8/1975 #3 Nebraska KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas L 0-12   41,300
11/15/1975 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma L 3-56   40,100
11/22/1975 at #9 Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado L 7-33   44,345
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

RosterEdit

1975 Kansas State Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 81 Coffman, PaulPaul Coffman So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 79 Osborn, MikeMike Osborn So
LB 59 Spani, GaryGary Spani So
DB 32 Switzer, MarvinMarvin Switzer Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

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