1950 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1950 Oklahoma Sooners football
National Champions
Big 7 Champions
Sugar Bowl, L 13-7 vs. Kentucky
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1950 record 10-1 (6-0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »
1950 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 1 0
#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 1950 Oklahoma Sooners football team (variously "Oklahoma", "OU", or the "Sooners") represented the University of Oklahoma in the college football season of 1950-1951.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 at Boston College* #6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 28–0   36,049
October 7 Texas A&M* #5 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–28   36,586
October 14 vs. #4 Texas* #3 Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) W 14–13   75,959
October 21 Kansas State #2 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 58–0   38,546
October 28 at Iowa State #3 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 48–0   16,883
November 4 at Colorado #3 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 27–18   30,001
November 11 at Kansas #3 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 33–13   37,621
November 18 Missouri #2 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 41–7   46,463
November 25 #16 Nebraska* #1 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 49–35   53,066
December 2 Oklahoma A&M #1 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam) W 41–14   28,530
January 1, 1951 #7 Kentucky* #1 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) L 7–13   80,206
*Non-conference game.

Game notes[edit]

Texas (Red River Shootout)[edit]

Late in the contest, a low punt snap gives Oklahoma the ball at the Texas 11. Billy Vessels dashes around right end for the touchdown while Texas native Jim Weatherall kicks the game-winning extra point for the 14-13 victory. Minutes earlier, Longhorns defensive back Bobby Dillon had returned at interception 50 yards for a touchdown and a 13-7 Texas lead. Twice during the contest Texas had goal-line scoring opportunities, once stopped by Oklahoma's defense at the one-yard line and another ended with a fumble at the five.[1]


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