1940 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1940 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Conference Big Six Conference
1940 record 6-3 (4-1 Big 6)
Head coach Tom Stidham (4th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1939 1941 »
1940 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Nebraska 5 0 0     8 2 0
Oklahoma 4 1 0     6 3 0
Missouri 3 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa State 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas State 1 4 0     2 7 0
Kansas 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1940 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Tom Stidham, the Sooners compiled a 6-3 record (4-1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Big Six Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 121 to 105.[1][2]

No Sooners received All-America honors in 1940,[3] but four Sooners received all-conference honors: tackle Roger Eason, end Bill Jennings, guard Harold Lahar, and back John Martin.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 vs. Oklahoma A&M* Taft StadiumOklahoma City, OK (Bedlam) W 29–27   -
October 12 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 16–19   33,006
October 19 Kansas State Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 14–0   -
October 26 at Iowa State Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 20–7   11,424
November 2 #12 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 0–13   33,377
November 9 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 13–0   -
November 16 Missouri Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 7–0   -
November 23 Temple* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 9–6   -
November 30 at Santa Clara* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA L 13–33   7,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1940–1944" (html). College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1940 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.