1949 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1949 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 35–0 vs. LSU
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1949 record11–0 (5–0 Big 7)
Head coach
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
  1948
1950  
1949 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 2 Oklahoma $500  1100
No. 20 Missouri 510  740
Iowa State 330  531
Nebraska 330  450
Kansas 240  550
Colorado 140  370
Kansas State 150  280
  • $ 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]

Contents

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

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 23at Boston College *No. 3W 46–036,241
October 1 Texas A&M *No. 3W 33–1334,658
October 8vs. No. 12 Texas *No. 3W 20–1475,347
October 15 Kansas No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 48–2637,660
October 22at Nebraska No. 4W 48–039,000
October 29 Iowa State No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 34–738,149
November 5at Kansas State No. 3W 39–018,500
November 12at Missouri No. 3W 27–737,152
November 19vs. No. 19 Santa Clara *No. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 28–2160,145
November 26 Oklahoma A&M *No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (Bedlam)
W 41–047,937
January 1, 1950No. 9 LSU *No. 2W 35–082,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from no Poll released prior to the game

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse . Retrieved July 20, 2015.

Roster

Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season. [5]

PlayerPositionRoundPickFranchise
George Thomas Back16 Washington Redskins
Stan West Guard112 Los Angeles Rams
Leon Manley Guard782 Green Bay Packers
Dee Andros Guard14177 Chicago Cardinals
Darrell Royal Back20250 New York Yanks
George BrewerBack21265 Detroit Lions

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References

  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.
  5. "1950 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.