1950 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1950 Kentucky Wildcats football
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National Champions
Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 13-7 vs. Oklahoma
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #7
1950 record 11-1 (5-1 SEC)
Head coach Bear Bryant
Home stadium Stoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »
1950 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Kentucky 5 1 0     11 1 0
#4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
#16 Alabama 6 2 0     9 2 0
#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 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.

Season[edit]

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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 16, 1950 North Texas* #13 Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 25-0  
September 23, 1950 LSU #13 Stoll Field/McLean Stadium • Lexington, KY W 14-0  
September 30, 1950 Ole Miss #13 Stoll Field/McLean Stadium • Lexington, KY W 27-0  
October 7, 1950 Dayton* #6 Stoll Field/McLean Stadium • Lexington, KY W 40-0  
October 14, 1950 Cincinnati* #5 Stoll Field/McLean Stadium • Lexington, KY W 41–7  
October 21, 1950 at Villanova* #4 Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 34-7  
October 28, 1950 at Georgia Tech #4 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 28-14  
November 4, 1950 #17 Florida #5 Stoll Field/McLean Stadium • Lexington, KY W 40-6  
November 11, 1950 at Mississippi State #4 Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 48–21  
November 18, 1950 North Dakota* #5 Stoll Field/McLean Stadium • Lexington, KY W 83-0  
November 25, 1950 at #9 Tennessee #3 Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN (Rivalry) L 0-7  
January 1, 1951 vs. #1 Oklahoma* #7 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 13-7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

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 honors[edit]

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