Oklahoma Sooners football, 1940–49

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Contents: 1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - 1946 - 1947 - 1948 - 1949


1940[edit]

1940 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big Six Conference
1940 record 6-3 (4-1 Big 6)
Head coach Tom Stidham
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


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.


1941[edit]

1941 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big Six Conference
1941 record 6-3 (3-2 Big 6)
Head coach Dewey Luster
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1940 1942 »
1941 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Missouri 5 0 0     8 2 0
Nebraska 3 2 0     4 5 0
Oklahoma 3 2 0     6 3 0
Kansas 2 3 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 1 3 1     2 5 2
Iowa State 0 4 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4 Oklahoma A&M* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 19–0   25,453
October 11 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 7–40   44,054
October 18 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 16–0   8,000
October 25 #8 Santa Clara* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 16–6   18,000
November 1 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 38–0   -
November 8 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 55–0   14,633
November 15 at #16 Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO L 0–28   27,000
November 22 Marquette* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 61–14   -
November 29 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 6–7   20,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1942[edit]

1942 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big Six Conference
1942 record 3-5-2 (3-1-1 Big 6)
Head coach Dewey Luster
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1941 1943 »
1942 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri 4 0 1     8 3 1
Oklahoma 3 1 1     3 5 2
Nebraska 3 2 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 2 3 0     3 6 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Kansas 1 4 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 at Oklahoma A&M* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam) T 0–0   13,000
October 3 at Tulsa* Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 0–23   12,000
October 10 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 0–7   20,000
October 17 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 25–0   5,000
October 24 Nebraska Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 0–7   -
October 31 at Iowa State Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 14–7   7,720
November 7 Kansas State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 76–0   8,000
November 14 Missouri Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK T 6–6   20,000
November 21 at Temple* Temple StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 7–14   5,000
November 28 #19 William & Mary* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 7–14   5,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1943[edit]

1943 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Six Champions
Conference Big Six Conference
1943 record 7-2 (5-0 Big 6)
Head coach Dewey Luster
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1942 1944 »
1943 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oklahoma 5 0 0     7 2 0
Missouri 3 2 0     3 5 0
Iowa State 3 2 0     4 4 0
Kansas 2 3 0     4 5 1
Nebraska 2 3 0     2 6 0
Kansas State 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25 Norman Naval* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 22–6   -
October 2 vs. Oklahoma A&M* Taft StadiumOklahoma City, OK (Bedlam) W 22–13   12,000
October 9 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 7–13   23,000
October 16 vs. Tulsa* Taft Stadium • Oklahoma City, OK L 6–20   15,000
October 23 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 37–0   -
October 23 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 21–7   5,170
November 6 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 26–13   -
November 13 at Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 20–13   -
November 20 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 26–7   -
*Non-conference game.


1944[edit]

1944 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Six Champions
Conference Big Six Conference
1944 record 6-3-1 (4-0-1 Big 6)
Head coach Dewey Luster
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »
1944 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oklahoma 4 0 1     6 3 1
Iowa State 3 1 1     6 1 1
Missouri 2 1 2     3 5 2
Nebraska 2 3 0     2 6 0
Kansas 1 4 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 1 4 0     2 5 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30 Norman Naval* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 14–28   -
October 7 Texas A&M* Taft StadiumOklahoma City, OK W 21–14   -
October 14 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 0–20   35,000
October 21 Kansas State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 68–0   -
October 28 TCU* Taft Stadium • Oklahoma City, OK W 34–19   -
November 4 at Iowa State Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 12–7   8,474
November 11 Missouri Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK T 21–21   -
November 18 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 20–0   -
November 25 vs. Oklahoma A&M* Taft Stadium • Oklahoma City, OK (Bedlam) L 6–28   -
December 2 Nebraska Taft Stadium • Oklahoma City, OK W 31–12   -
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1945[edit]

1945 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big Six Conference
1945 record 5-5 (4-1 Big 6)
Head coach Dewey Luster
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1944 1946 »
1945 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri 5 0 0     6 4 0
Oklahoma 4 1 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 2 2 1     4 3 1
Nebraska 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 1 3 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 22 at Hondo Army Air Field* Hondo, TX W 21–6   -
September 29 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 20–0   17,000
October 6 Texas A&M* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 14–19   -
October 13 vs. #10 Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 7–12   45,000
October 20 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 39–7   13,000
October 27 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 41–13   -
November 3 TCU* #14 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 7–13   -
November 10 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 14–7   13,163
November 17 at Missouri #15 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO L 6–14   -
November 24 #6 Oklahoma A&M* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) L 0–47   33,000
*Non-conference game.


1946[edit]

1946 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Six Co-Champions (Kansas)
Conference Big Six Conference
Ranking
AP #14
1946 record 8-3 (4-1 Big 6)
Head coach Jim Tatum
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1945 1947 »
1946 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 Oklahoma § 4 1 0     8 3 0
Kansas § 4 1 0     7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 0     5 4 1
Nebraska 3 2 0     3 6 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     2 6 1
Kansas State 0 5 0     0 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 at Army* Yankee StadiumNew York, NY L 7–21   25,500
October 5 Texas A&M* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 10–7   44,000
October 12 vs. #1 Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 13–20   50,000
October 19 Kansas State #13 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 28–7   25,000
October 26 at Iowa State #14 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 63–0   15,176
November 2 TCU* #14 Amon Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 14–12   6,000
November 9 at Kansas #16 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 13–16   15,000
November 16 Missouri Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 27–6   33,431
November 23 Nebraska #18 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 27–6   25,000
November 30 at Oklahoma A&M* #17 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam) W 73–12   18,500
January 1 vs. #18 NC State* #14 Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 34–13   10,034
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1947[edit]

1947 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Six Co-Champions (Kansas)
Conference Big Six Conference
Ranking
AP #16
1947 record 7-2-1 (4-0-1 Big 6)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 Kansas § 4 0 1     8 1 2
#16 Oklahoma § 4 0 1     7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 0     6 4 0
Nebraska 2 3 0     2 7 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 0 5 0     0 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Detroit* Navin FieldDetroit, MI W 24–20   24,375
October 4 Texas A&M* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 26–14   29,431
October 11 vs. #3 Texas* #15 Fair Park StadiumDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 14–34   47,311
October 18 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK T 13–13   34,547
October 25 vs. TCU* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 7–20   27,957
November 1 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 27–9   26,473
November 8 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 41–13   8,000
November 15 at #17 Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 21–12   39,297
November 22 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 14–13   25,000
November 29 Oklahoma A&M* #20 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 21–13   33,945
*Non-conference game.


1948[edit]

1948 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven Champions
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
AP #5
1948 record 10-1 (5-0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#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


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 at Santa Clara* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA L 17–20   7,000
October 5 Texas A&M* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 42–14   27,000
October 9 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) W 20–14   70,345
October 16 Kansas State #20 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 42–0   26,000
October 23 TCU* #18 Amon Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 21–18   20,000
October 30 at Iowa State #16 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 33–6   9,985
November 6 #9 Missouri #15 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 41–7   39,297
November 13 Nebraska #9 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 41–14   28,000
November 20 at Kansas #8 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 60–7   39,000
November 27 at Oklahoma A&M* #6 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam) W 19–15   30,000
January 1 vs. #3 North Carolina* #5 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 14–6   80,383
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1949[edit]

1949 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. LSU, W, 35-0
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
AP #16
1949 record 11-0-0 (5-0-0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma 5 0 0     11 0 0
#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


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 23 at Boston College* #3 Braves FieldBoston, MA W 46–0   36,241
October 1 Texas A&M* #3 Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 33–13   34,658
October 8 vs. #12 Texas* #3 Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) W 20–14   75,347
October 15 Kansas #3 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 48–26   37,660
October 22 at Nebraska #4 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 48–0   39,000
October 29 Iowa State #3 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–7   38,149
November 5 at Kansas State #3 Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 39–0   18,500
November 12 at Missouri #3 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 27–7   37,152
November 19 vs. #19 Santa Clara* #2 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 28–21   60,145
November 26 Oklahoma A&M* #3 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 41–0   47,937
January 1 #9 LSU* #2 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 41–0   82,000
*Non-conference game.

Source: Oklahoma Sooners football results, 1940-1949