1950 Iowa State Cyclones football team

The 1950 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) in the Big Seven Conference during the 1950 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Abe Stuber, the Cyclones compiled a 3–6–1 record (2–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 200 to 174.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

1950 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Record3–6–1 (2–3–1 Big 7)
Head coach
CaptainVince Beacom
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 17 Nebraska 4 2 0 6 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1 4 5 1
Kansas 3 3 0 6 4 0
Iowa State 2 3 1 3 6 1
Colorado 2 4 0 5 4 1
Kansas State 0 6 0 1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Sy Wilhelmi, left tackle Lowell Titus, left guard Stan Campbell, center Rollie Arns, right guard Bob Matheson, right tackle John Tillo, right end Jim Doran, quarterback Bill Weeks, left halfback Melvin Meling, right halfback Mark Rothacker, and fullback Maury Schnell.[2] Vince Beacom was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Maury Schnell with 490 rushing yards, Bill Weeks with 1,552 passing yards, Jim Doran with 651 receiving yards, and Doran and Weeks with 36 points (six touchdowns) each.[3] Two Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players: Doran and Weeks.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 232:00 pmColoradoW 14–710,739
September 302:00 pmat Northwestern*L 13–2338,473
October 72:00 pmIowa State Teachers*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 26–811,001
October 142:00 pmKansas 
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 21–3317,392
October 212:00 pmat MissouriT 20–2023,101
October 282:00 pmNo. 3 Oklahoma
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 7–2016,883[5]
November 42:00 pmat Kansas StateW 13–713,342
November 112:00 pmDrake*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 21–3515,519
November 182:00 pmat No. 18 NebraskaL 13–2037,193
November 258:00 pmat Arizona*L 26–2713,868
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1950 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book" (PDF). Iowa State University. 2017. p. 143.
  3. ^ 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. ^ 2017 Fact Book, pp. 74-75.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma takes Iowa State 20–7". Argus-Leader. October 29, 1950. Retrieved September 27, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.