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1948 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1948 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1948 college football season. In their second year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled a 10–1 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the Big Seven Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 350 to 121.[1][2]

1948 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Sugar Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Six Conference
Ranking
APNo. 5
1948 record10–1 (5–0 Big 7)
Head coachBud Wilkinson (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
Missouri 5 1 0     8 3 0
Kansas 4 2 0     7 3 0
Colorado 2 3 0     3 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 6 0
Nebraska 2 4 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Two Sooners received All-America honors in 1948, Buddy Burris, and Jack Mitchell.[3] Six Sooners received all-conference honors: Burris (guard), Mitchell (back), Owens (end), Paine (tackle), Thomas (back), and Walker (tackle).[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 25at Santa Clara*L 17–207,000
October 5Texas A&M*W 42–1427,000
October 9vs. Texas*W 20–1470,345
October 16Kansas StateNo. 20
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 42–026,000
October 23at TCU*No. 88W 21–1820,000
October 30at Iowa StateNo. 16W 33–69,985
November 6No. 9 MissouriNo. 15
W 41–739,297
November 13NebraskaNo. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 41–1428,000
November 20at KansasNo. 8W 60–739,000
November 27at Oklahoma A&M*No. 6W 19–1530,000
January 1, 1949vs. No. 3 North Carolina*No. 5W 14–680,383
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 20, 2015.

RosterEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1948 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 90. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 95. Retrieved July 20, 2014.