1948 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1948 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big Seven champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Conference Big Six Conference
1948 record 10–1 (5–0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson (2nd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
Missouri 5 1 0     8 3 0
Kansas 4 2 0     7 3 0
Colorado 2 3 0     3 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 6 0
Nebraska 2 4 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1948 college football season. In their second year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled a 10–1 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the Big Seven Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 350 to 121.[1][2]

Two Sooners received All-America honors in 1948, Buddy Burris, and Jack Mitchell.[3] Six Sooners received all-conference honors: Burris (guard), Mitchell (back), Owens (end), Paine (tackle), Thomas (back), and Walker (tackle).[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 at Santa Clara* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco L 17–20   7,000
October 5 Texas A&M* Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 42–14   27,000
October 9 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas (Red River Shootout) W 20–14   70,345
October 16 Kansas State No. 20 Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 42–0   26,000
October 23 TCU* No. 88 Amon Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 21–18   20,000
October 30 at Iowa State No. 16 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, Iowa W 33–6   9,985
November 6 No. 9 Missouri No. 15 Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 41–7   39,297
November 13 Nebraska No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Rivalry) W 41–14   28,000
November 20 at Kansas No. 8 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 60–7   39,000
November 27 at Oklahoma A&M* No. 6 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam) W 19–15   30,000
January 1, 1949 vs. No. 3 North Carolina* No. 5 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans (Sugar Bowl) W 14–6   80,383
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949". 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. ^ "1948 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.