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1949 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1949 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1949 college football season. In their third year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled an undefeated 11–0 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the Big Six Conference championship, were ranked #2 in the final AP Poll, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 399 to 88.[1][2]

1949 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 35–0 vs. LSU
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1949 record11–0 (5–0 Big 7)
Head coachBud Wilkinson (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
No. 20 Missouri 5 1 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 3 3 0     5 3 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Colorado 1 4 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Five Sooners received All-America honors in 1949: Jim Owens (end), Darrell Royal (quarterback), George Thomas (halfback), Wade Walker (tackle) and Stanley West (guard).[3] The same five players also received all-conference honors.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 23at Boston College*No. 3W 46–036,241
October 1Texas A&M*No. 3W 33–1334,658
October 8vs. No. 12 Texas*No. 3W 20–1475,347
October 15KansasNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 48–2637,660
October 22at NebraskaNo. 4W 48–039,000
October 29Iowa StateNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 34–738,149
November 5at Kansas StateNo. 3W 39–018,500
November 12at MissouriNo. 3W 27–737,152
November 19vs. No. 19 Santa Clara*No. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 28–2160,145
November 26Oklahoma A&M*No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (Bedlam)
W 41–047,937
January 1, 1950No. 9 LSU*No. 2W 35–082,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from no 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. ^ "1949 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.