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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.gif
1939 Nebraska vs Kansas State football game
ConferenceBig Six Conference
1939 record4–5 (1–4 Big 6)
Head coachWesley Fry (5th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
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
Kansas 1 4 0     2 6 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     2 7 0
Kansas State 1 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 30Fort Hays*W 34–7
October 6at Marquette*W 3–0
October 14Colorado*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 20–0
October 21at MissouriL 7–912,000
October 28No. 10 Nebraska 
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS (rivalry)
W9XAKL 9–25
November 4at KansasW 27–6
November 11No. 6 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
L 10–1317,545
November 18at Iowa StateL 0–105,339
November 25at Boston College*L 0–2011,000
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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.,[1] the second ever televised college football game and the first televised game west of New York City.

Kansas State scored first with a field goal, but two minutes later Nebraska took the lead.[2] Nebraska won the game 25–9.[3]

Although Nebraska entered the game a 12–5 favorite,[4] 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.[5] Nebraska ended the game as one of ten college teams in the nation that were unbeaten up to that point.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Televised Game". Morning Chronicle. Manhattan, Kansas. October 28, 1939.
  2. ^ "Nebraska Cornhusker (yearbook)". University of Nebraska. 1940. p. 176. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coach: Wesley L. Fry-Coaching Records Game-by-Game (1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  4. ^ Breitz, Eddie (October 27, 1939). "Roundup-Sports". The Fayetteville Observer. p. 10. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  5. ^ "Feature Big Six Tilt". St. Joseph News-Press. October 25, 1939. p. 8. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  6. ^ "Nation's Football Teams Head Into Climax of Slate". St. Joseph News-Press. October 30, 1939. p. 4. Retrieved April 3, 2011.