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1977 Kansas State Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1977 record2–9 (0–7 Big 8)
Head coachEllis Rainsberger (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorDick Selcer (3rd season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Oklahoma 7 0 0     10 2 0
Iowa State 5 2 0     8 4 0
#12 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
Colorado 3 3 1     7 3 1
Missouri 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas 2 4 1     4 6 1
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. The team's head football coach was Ellis Rainsberger. 1977 would turn out to be the last season with Rainsberger at the helm, as he was replaced with Jim Dickey in 1978. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1977 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 2–9, and a dismal 0–7 record in Big Eight Conference play.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9/10/1977* at BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, Utah None L 39-0   35,196
9/17/1977* Florida State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas None L 18-10   26,200
9/24/1977* at Wichita State Cessna StadiumWichita, Kansas None W 21-14   28,724
10/1/1977* #18 Mississippi State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas None W 1-0 (forfeit)^   30,060
10/8/1977 #9 Nebraska KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas None L 26-9   41,100
10/15/1977 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma None L 21-14   48,200
10/22/1977 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri None L 28-13   63,168
10/29/1977 #4 Oklahoma KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas None L 42-7   25,600
11/5/1977 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown) None L 29-21   47,858
11/12/1977 Iowa State KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas None L 22-15   19,521
11/19/1977 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado None L 23-0   43,873
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

^ Mississippi State was forced to forfeit the game. The score of the game was 24-21, in favor of Mississippi State.

RosterEdit

1977 Kansas State Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
NG Brown, GregGreg Brown
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

ReferencesEdit


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