1948 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1948 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1948 record 5–5 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach John Barnhill (3rd year)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 SMU $ 5 0 1     9 1 1
Texas 4 1 1     7 3 1
Baylor 3 2 1     6 3 2
Rice 3 2 1     5 4 1
Arkansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
TCU 1 4 1     4 5 1
Texas A&M 0 5 1     0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1948 college football season. In their third year under head coach John Barnhill, the Razorbacks compiled a 5–5 record (2–4 against SWC opponents), finished in fifth place in the SWC, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 227 to 136.[1][2]

For the first time since 1932, the Razorbacks did not travel to Skelly Field, and instead played Tulsa in the new War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Arakansas running back Clyde Scott was named a consensus All-American and led the team with 670 rushing yards on 95 carries (7.1 yards per carry). Gordon Long lead the Razorbacks in passing, completing 32 of 56 passes for 449 yards. Ross Pritchard led the team in receiving with 17 catches for 311 yards.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 18, 1948 Abilene Christian* No. 13 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Dedication) W 40–6  
September 25, 1948 Texas A&M Commerce* No. 13 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 46–7  
October 2, 1948 at TCU No. 13 Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 27–14  
October 9, 1948 Baylor No. 13 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–23  
October 16, 1948 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 6–14  
October 30, 1948 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 28–6  
November 6, 1948 Rice War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 6–25  
November 13, 1948 No. 7 SMU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 12–14  
November 20, 1948 Tulsa* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 55–18  
November 27, 1948 No. 20 William & Mary* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 0–9  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1948 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015.