1939 Kansas State Wildcats football team
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The 1939 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1939 college football season. The team's head football coach was Wesley Fry, in his fifth and final year of his at the helm of the Wildcats. The Wildcats played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats finished the season with a 4–5 record with a 1–4 record in conference play. They finished in a three-way tie for last place in the Big Six Conference. The Wildcats scored 107 points and gave up 108 points.
|1939 Kansas State Wildcats football|
1939 Nebraska vs Kansas State football game
|Conference||Big Six Conference|
|1939 record||4–5 (1–4 Big 6)|
|Head coach||Wesley Fry (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1939 Big 6 football standings|
|No. 6 Missouri $||5||–||0||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
|No. 18 Nebraska||4||–||1||–||0||7||–||1||–||1|
|No. 19 Oklahoma||3||–||2||–||0||6||–||2||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 30||Fort Hays*||W 34–7|
|October 6||at Marquette*||W 3–0|
|October 14||Colorado*||W 20–0|
|October 21||at Missouri||L 7–9||12,000|
|October 28||No. 10 Nebraska||W9XAK||L 9–25|
|November 4||at Kansas||W 27–6|
|November 11||No. 6 Oklahoma||L 10–13||17,545|
|November 18||at Iowa State||L 0–10||5,339|
|November 25||at Boston College*||L 0–20||11,000|
Homecoming game against NebraskaEdit
Kansas State played Kansas State Wildcats the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 28, 1939. This game is notable for being the first college football homecoming game ever televised., the second ever televised college football game and the first televised game west of New York City.
Although Nebraska entered the game a 12–5 favorite, the game itself was considered to a good test for Nebraska, who was undefeated at the time. The matchup was considered to be important to the outcome of the Big Six Conference championship. Nebraska ended the game as one of ten college teams in the nation that were unbeaten up to that point.
- "Televised Game". Morning Chronicle. Manhattan, Kansas. October 28, 1939.
- "Nebraska Cornhusker (yearbook)". University of Nebraska. 1940. p. 176. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
- DeLassus, David. "Coach: Wesley L. Fry-Coaching Records Game-by-Game (1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
- Breitz, Eddie (October 27, 1939). "Roundup-Sports". The Fayetteville Observer. p. 10. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
- "Feature Big Six Tilt". St. Joseph News-Press. October 25, 1939. p. 8. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
- "Nation's Football Teams Head Into Climax of Slate". St. Joseph News-Press. October 30, 1939. p. 4. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
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