1941 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1941 Oklahoma Sooners football
ConferenceBig Six Conference
1941 record6–3 (3–2 Big 6)
Head coachDewey Luster (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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

The 1941 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1941 college football season. In their first year under head coach Dewey Luster, the Sooners compiled a 6–3 record (3–2 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the Big Six Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 218 to 95.[1][2]

No Sooners received All-America honors in 1941,[3] but two Oklahoma players were selected by the United Press as first-team players on the 1941 All-Big Six Conference football team: senior tackle Roger Eason and senior fullback Jack Jacobs. Two others (halfback Orville Mathews and guard Ralph Harris) were named to the second team.[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Oklahoma A&M*W 19–028,000[6]
October 11vs. Texas*L 7–4042,000[7]
October 18at Kansas StateW 16–06,500[8]
October 25No. 8 Santa Clara*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 16–622,000[9]
November 1Kansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 38–011,000[10]
November 8Iowa Statedagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 55–015,000[11]
November 15at No. 16 MissouriL 0–2827,000[12]
November 22Marquette*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 61–148,000[13]
November 29at NebraskaL 6–722,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1941 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. ^ "Missouri's Champs Place 5 Men on All Big Six Team". Ames Daily Tribune. December 1, 1941. p. 6.
  5. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 95. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Bus Ham (September 28, 1941). "O.U. Piles Up Goal -- Shy Aggies, 19-0: Cowboys Near Pay Six Times". The Daily Oklahoman. p. 37 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Wilbur Evans (October 12, 1941). "Crain Sparks Thundering U.T. Eleven to Smashing Victory Over Sooners Before 42,000". Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Sooners Down Fighting Wildcats, 16 to 0". The Morning Chronicle (Manhattan, Kansas). October 19, 1941. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Oklahoma Upsets Santa Clara, 16-6". The Austin American. October 26, 1941. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ John Cronley (November 2, 1941). "Sooners Swarm Over Kansas, 38-0". The Daily Oklahoman. pp. Sports 1–2 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Schuyler Allman (November 9, 1941). "O.U. Spanks Iowa State". Miami Daily News-Record. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ J. Roy Stockton (November 16, 1941). "Missouri Wallops Oklahoma, 28-0; Wade Stars". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. pp. 1E, 2E – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ John Cronley (November 23, 1941). "Sooners Butcher Marquette, 61-14: O.U. Beats Back On Long Runs". The Daily Oklahoman – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ Don Kellogg (November 30, 1941). "Blue's dash wins for Nebraska, 7 to 6". Sunday Journal and Star. pp. 1B, 3B – via Newspapers.com.