1949 William & Mary Indians football team

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1949 William & Mary Indians football
Conference Southern Conference
1949 record 6–4 (4–2 SoCon)
Head coach Rube McCray (6th year)
Home stadium Cary Field
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 North Carolina $ 5 0 0     7 4 0
#14 Maryland 4 0 0     9 1 0
Washington and Lee 3 1 1     3 5 1
Duke 4 2 0     6 3 0
William & Mary 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 3 2 1     3 5 1
The Citadel 2 2 0     4 5 0
Clemson 2 2 0     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 3 3 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     4 6 0
George Washington 2 3 0     4 5 0
NC State 3 6 0     3 7 0
VPI 1 5 2     1 7 2
Richmond 2 6 0     3 7 0
Davidson 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 William & Mary Indians football team represented the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia during the 1949 college football season. The 1940s was the most successful decade in William & Mary football history. The Indians amassed more wins than any other decade (and this includes a non-existent 1943 season due to World War II), had the largest positive-point differential, won two conference championships and qualified for back-to-back bowl games in 1947 and 1948. There were 24 National Football League (NFL) Draft selections, which is the most all-time for William & Mary in a single decade. Additionally, the 1940s was the only decade in which William & Mary was an Associated Press nationally ranked team as a member of Division I-A.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 17 at Houston* Houston Public School StadiumHouston, Texas W 14–13  
September 24 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, Pennsylvania L 7–13  
October 1 VPI Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 39–13  
October 8 VMI Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia (Rivalry) W 54–6  
October 15 at #19 Michigan State* Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 13–42  
October 22 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWake Forest, North Carolina L 28–55  
October 29 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) W 34–0  
November 5 North Carolina Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia L 14–20  
November 19 at Arkansas* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas W 20–0  
November 26 NC State Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 33–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Associated Press.

NFL Draft selections[edit]

= NFL Hall of Fame = Canadian Football Hall of Fame = College Football Hall of Fame
NFL Draft Selections 
# Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1 1950 3 7 34 Hughes, GeorgeGeorge Hughes Pittsburgh Steelers Guard
2 1950 6 3 69 Cloud, "Flyin'" Jack"Flyin'" Jack Cloud Green Bay Packers Back
3 1950 9 8 113 Ragazzo, VitoVito Ragazzo Chicago Cardinals End
4 1950 10 12 130 Frank O'Pella Cleveland Browns Back
5 1950 24 4 304 Jim McDowell Detroit Lions Guard