1949 Michigan State Spartans football team
|1949 Michigan State Spartans football|
|Head coach||Biggie Munn (3rd season)|
|Captain||Harold L. Vogler|
Macklin Stadium |
The 1949 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1949 college football season. In their third season under head coach Biggie Munn, the Spartans compiled a 6–3 record and were ranked #19 in the final AP Poll.
After the University of Chicago formally withdrew from the Big Ten Conference in 1946, conference officials began considering other schools to fill the vacancy. In December 1948, conference officials voted unanimously to admit Michigan State College, selecting the Spartans over a competing bid from the University of Pittsburgh. The decision was certified in May 1949, with Spartans' participation slated to begin in the fall of 1950 with the exception of football where their participation was delayed until 1953.
Two Spartans received first-team honors on the 1949 College Football All-America Team. Guard Ed Bagdon was a consensus first-team All-American, and halfback Lynn Chandnois received first-team honors from the International News Service and Collier's Weekly, and second-team honors from the United Press and Football Writers Association of America.
|September 24||at Michigan||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||L 3–7|
|October 1||Marquette||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 48–7|
|October 8||Maryland||No. 13||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 14–7|
|October 15||William & Mary||No. 19||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 42–13|
|October 22||Penn State||No. 15||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Rivalry)||W 24–0|
|October 29||Temple||No. 12||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 62–14|
|November 5||No. 1 Notre Dame||No. 10||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy)||L 21–34|
|November 12||at Oregon State||No. 8||Multnomah Stadium • Portland, OR||L 20–25|
|November 19||at Arizona||No. 18||Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ||W 75–0|
|#Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 154. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "1949 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "Big 9 Admits MSC: Conference Backing Unanimous". Detroit Free Press. December 13, 1948. p. 1.
- Tommy Devine (May 21, 1949). "Michigan State Accepted by Western Conference". Detroit Free Press. p. 18.
- "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
- "Three Notre Dame Gridders on INS All-America". The Milwaukee Sentinel. November 27, 1949.
- "Pitt's Barkouskie Picked On Collier's All-America". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 2, 1949.
- "Midwest Teams Again Dominate U.P. All-America". St. Petersburg Times (UP story). November 24, 1949.
- "FWAA All America" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America.