Kansas State

1964-65 Wildcats
(Authentic Reproduction)




When a two-win season buys the head coach time to continue building, the hometown fans know their situation is dire. With five wins in his first four years, perhaps Weaver felt that the addition of three-inch black "Charger-style" or rounded numerals on the sides of the white helmet with one-inch purple center stripe would somehow stimulate a win or two. The Wildcats' 3-7 record was a small step forward but losing FB Willis Crenshaw to the St. Louis Cardinals with little to take his place was a major problem. The team went scoreless for four consecutive games before "exploding" for ten points in a loss to Arizona State. The 3-4 conference record moved them out of the basement for the first time in five years and Bill Matan was an All Conference choice at DE. Unfortunately, 1965 was a return to the dismal efforts of the recent past, another winless 0-10 year where K-State was never in any of the games. 6'4", 260-pound Matan again was the only true star and his play earned him a three-game appearance with the Giants in '66.

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