1950 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1950 Oklahoma Sooners football
Consensus national champion
Big Seven champion
Sugar Bowl, L 13–7 vs. Kentucky
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1950 record 10–1 (6–0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
#17 Nebraska 4 2 0     6 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Kansas 3 3 0     6 4 0
Iowa State 2 3 1     3 6 1
Colorado 2 4 0     5 4 1
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Oklahoma Sooners football team (variously "Oklahoma", "OU", or the "Sooners") represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1950 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 at Boston College* No. 6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 28–0   36,049
October 7 Texas A&M* No. 5 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 34–28   36,586
October 14 vs. No. 4 Texas* No. 3 Fair ParkDallas (Red River Shootout) W 14–13   75,959
October 21 Kansas State No. 2 Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 58–0   38,546
October 28 at Iowa State No. 3 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, Iowa W 48–0   16,883
November 4 at Colorado No. 3 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 27–18   30,001
November 11 at Kansas No. 3 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 33–13   37,621
November 18 Missouri No. 2 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 41–7   46,463
November 25 No. 16 Nebraska No. 1 Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Rivalry) W 49–35   53,066
December 2 Oklahoma A&M* No. 1 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam) W 41–14   28,530
January 1, 1951 No. 7 Kentucky* No. 1 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans (Sugar Bowl) L 7–13   80,206
*Non-conference game.

Game summaries[edit]

Texas (Red River Shootout)[edit]

Late in the contest, a low punt snap gives Oklahoma the ball at the Texas 11. Billy Vessels dashes around right end for the touchdown while Texas native Jim Weatherall kicks the game-winning extra point for the 14-13 victory. Minutes earlier, Longhorns defensive back Bobby Dillon had returned at interception 50 yards for a touchdown and a 13-7 Texas lead. Twice during the contest Texas had goal-line scoring opportunities, once stopped by Oklahoma's defense at the one-yard line and another ended with a fumble at the five.[1]

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