1943 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Six champion
ConferenceBig Six Conference
Record7–2 (5–0 Big 6)
Head coach
Captains
  • Bob Brumley
  • W. G. Wooten
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Big Six Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oklahoma $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
Missouri 3 2 0 3 5 0
Iowa State 3 2 0 4 4 0
Kansas 2 3 0 4 5 1
Nebraska 2 3 0 2 6 0
Kansas State 0 5 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1943 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1943 college football season. In their third year under head coach Dewey Luster, the Sooners compiled a 7–2 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the Big Six Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 187 to 92.[1][2]

No Sooners received All-America honors in 1943,[3] but six Sooners received all-conference honors: Bob Brumley (back), Gale Fulgham (guard), Lee Kennon (tackle), W.G. Lamb (end), Derald Lebow (back), and Bob Mayfield (center).[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25Norman Naval*W 22–6
October 2vs. Oklahoma A&M*W 22–1312,000
October 9vs. Texas*L 7–1323,000
October 16vs. Tulsa*
  • Taft Stadium
  • Oklahoma City, OK
L 6–2015,000
October 23at Kansas StateW 37–0
October 23Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 21–75,170
November 6Kansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 26–13
November 13at MissouriW 20–13
November 20at NebraskaW 26–7
  • *Non-conference game

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Post season

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.[6]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Jim Tyree End 12 111 Brooklyn Tigers
Ed Davis Guard 22 227 Chicago Bears
Clare Morford Back 22 230 Boston Yanks
Max Fischer Center 23 233 Detroit Lions
Joe Golding Back 27 276 Brooklyn Tigers

References

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1943 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. ^ DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1940–1944". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "1944 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.