1945 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1945 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Conference Big Six Conference
1945 record 5–5 (4–1 Big 6)
Head coach Dewey Luster (5th year)
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

The 1945 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1945 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Dewey Luster, the Sooners compiled a 5–5 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Big Six Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 169 to 138.[1][2]

No Sooners received All-America honors in 1945,[3] but five Sooners received all-conference honors: Omer Burgert (end); Lester Jensen (guard); Thomas Tallchief (tackle); Jack Venable (back); and John West (back).[4]

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. No. 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* No. 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 No. 15 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO L 6–14   -
November 24 No. 6 Oklahoma A&M* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) L 0–47   33,000
*Non-conference game.

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949" (html). College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1945 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.