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1950 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 1950 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1950 college football season. The offense scored 393 points while the defense allowed 69 points. Led by head coach Bear Bryant, the Wildcats were the SEC champions and by winning the Sugar Bowl were listed as the #1 ranked team 40 years later in a computer ranking produced by Jeff Sagarin, declaring them national champions.

1950 Kentucky Wildcats football
National champion (Sagarin)
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 13–7 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1950 record11–1 (5–1 SEC)
Head coachBear Bryant (5th season)
Home stadiumStoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Kentucky $ 5 1 0     11 1 0
No. 4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
No. 16 Alabama 6 2 0     9 2 0
No. 20 Tulane 3 1 1     6 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 2 0     5 6 0
Georgia 3 2 1     6 3 3
Mississippi State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     7 4 0
LSU 2 3 2     4 5 2
Florida 2 4 0     5 5 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     5 5 0
Auburn 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Kentucky team concluded its season with a victory over Bud Wilkinson's #1 ranked and NCAA champion Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl. The living players from the 1950 Wildcats team were honored during halftime of a game during the 2005 season as the #1 ranked team for the 1950 season, even though they finished the season ranked #7 by the AP. In 1990, Jeff Sagarin released a retroactive ranking of teams for the 1950 season and Kentucky was listed #1.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16North Texas State*No. 13W 25–0
September 23LSUNo. 13
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 14–0
September 30Ole MissNo. 13
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 27–0
October 7Dayton*No. 6
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 40–0
October 14Cincinnati*No. 5
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KeY
W 41–7
October 21at Villanova*No. 4W 34–7
October 28at Georgia TechNo. 4W 28–1435,000
November 4No. 17 FloridaNo. 5
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 40–6
November 11at Mississippi StateNo. 4W 48–21
November 18North Dakota*No. 5
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 83–0
November 25at No. 9 TennesseeNo. 3L 0–7
January 1vs. No. 1 Oklahoma*No. 7W 13–780,206
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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1951 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Gain Tackle 1 5 Green Bay Packers
Walt Yowarsky Tackle 3 29 Washington Redskins
Al Bruno End 3 32 Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Hope Tackle 11 130 Philadelphia Eagles
Bill Leskovar Back 14 163 Chicago Cardinals
Clay Webb Back 15 176 Pittsburgh Steelers
Bill Wanamaker Guard 15 179 New York Yanks
Dom Fucci Back 18 210 Washington Redskins
Dick Martin Back 28 331 Chicago Cardinals

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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide
  2. ^ "Kentucky in the 1950 AP polls at AP Poll Archive". Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
  3. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1951.htm
  4. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/outlandtrophy.htm