1949 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1949 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big Seven champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 35–0 vs. LSU
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
AP No. 2
1949 record 11–0 (5–0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson (3rd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
#20 Missouri 5 1 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 3 3 0     5 3 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Colorado 1 4 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1949 college football season. In their third year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled an undefeated 11–0 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the Big Six Conference championship, were ranked #2 in the final AP Poll, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 399 to 88.[1][2]

Five Sooners received All-America honors in 1949: Jim Owens (end), Darrell Royal (quarterback), George Thomas (halfback), Wade Walker (tackle) and Stanley West (guard).[3] The same five players also received all-conference honors.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 23 at Boston College* No. 3 Braves FieldBoston, MA W 46–0   36,241
October 1 Texas A&M* No. 3 Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 33–13   34,658
October 8 vs. No. 12 Texas* No. 3 Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) W 20–14   75,347
October 15 Kansas No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 48–26   37,660
October 22 at Nebraska No. 4 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 48–0   39,000
October 29 Iowa State No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–7   38,149
November 5 at Kansas State No. 3 Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 39–0   18,500
November 12 at Missouri No. 3 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 27–7   37,152
November 19 vs. No. 19 Santa Clara* No. 2 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 28–21   60,145
November 26 Oklahoma A&M* No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 41–0   47,937
January 1 No. 9 LSU* No. 2 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 41–0   82,000
*Non-conference game.

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. ^ "1949 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.