1948 Mississippi State Maroons football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record4–4–1 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Georgia $ 6 0 0 9 2 0
No. 15 Ole Miss 6 1 0 8 1 0
No. 13 Tulane 5 1 0 9 1 0
No. 12 Vanderbilt 4 2 1 8 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 3 0 7 3 0
Alabama 4 4 1 6 4 1
Mississippi State 3 3 0 4 4 1
Tennessee 2 3 1 4 4 2
Kentucky 1 3 1 5 3 2
Florida 1 5 0 5 5 0
LSU 1 5 0 3 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1948 college football season. This was the only of head coach Allyn McKeen's nine seasons that did not end in a winning record for the Maroons. Despite the strong record—his .764 (65–19–3) winning percentage is the best in school history—McKeen was fired after the season.[1][2] The Maroons, who had won seven or more games in six of McKeen's nine seasons, did not post another seven-win season until 1963.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25at TennesseeW 21–635,000[3]
October 2Baylor*T 7–7
October 9Clemson*L 7–21
October 16Cincinnati*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 27–0
October 23Alabama
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS (rivalry)
L 7–1024,000[4]
October 30at No. 19 TulaneL 0–945,000[5]
November 6at AuburnW 20–0
November 13at LSUW 7–0
November 27at No. 16 Ole MissL 7–34
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[6]

The Clemson matchup was mentioned in a Jerry Clower comedy sketch in the 1974 Country Ham album.

References

  1. ^ cristilmethod (2013-08-17). "Bob Sanders, Discontent, and Allyn McKeen: How MSU ousted its winningest football coach ever". For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. SBNation.
  2. ^ UP (1949-01-01). "Arthur Morton signs to coach Miss. State". news.google.org. The Tuscaloosa News.
  3. ^ "McWilliams paces 21–6 Maroon win". The Huntsville Times. September 26, 1948. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Little, Tom (October 24, 1948). "Tide wins 10–7 to sink Maroons". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. p. 1. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Shorty McWilliams' play holds Tulane to 9–0 triumph". The Knoxville Journal. October 31, 1948. Retrieved April 11, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015