1948 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big 7 champion
Sugar Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Ranking
APNo. 5
Record10–1 (5–0 Big 7)
Head coach
Captains
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0 10 1 0
Missouri 5 1 0 8 3 0
Kansas 4 2 0 7 3 0
Colorado 2 3 0 3 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 0 4 6 0
Nebraska 2 4 0 2 8 0
Kansas State 0 6 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1948 college football season. In their second year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled a 10–1 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the Big Seven Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 350 to 121.[1][2]

Two Sooners received All-America honors in 1948, Buddy Burris, and Jack Mitchell.[3] Six Sooners received all-conference honors: Burris (guard), Mitchell (back), Owens (end), Paine (tackle), Thomas (back), and Walker (tackle).[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25at Santa Clara*L 17–205,000[5]
October 2Texas A&M*W 42–1427,000
October 9vs. Texas*W 20–1467,435[6]
October 16Kansas StateNo. 20
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 42–026,000
October 23at TCU*No. 18W 21–1820,000
October 30at Iowa StateNo. 16W 33–69,985
November 6No. 9 MissouriNo. 15
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 41–739,297
November 13NebraskaNo. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 41–1428,000
November 20at KansasNo. 8W 60–739,000
November 27at Oklahoma A&M*No. 6W 19–1530,000
January 1, 1949vs. No. 3 North Carolina*No. 5W 14–680,383
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[7]

Roster

Rankings

See also: 1948 NCAA football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking ██ Decrease in ranking
— = Not ranked ( ) = First-place votes
Week
Poll12345678Final
AP201816 (1)15 (2)9 (5)8 (5)6 (13)5 (30)

Postseason

NFL draft

Two Sooners were selected in the 1949 NFL draft, held in December 1948.[8]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Team
7 62 Myrl Greathouse Back Chicago Cardinals
23 225 Jim Owens End Pittsburgh Steelers

References

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1948 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. ^ Bob Brachman (September 26, 1948). "Broncos Surprise Oklahoma, 20-17". The San Francisco Examiner. pp. 23, 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Record crowd sees Oklahoma defeat Longhorns, 20–14". Sunday Courier-Times-Telegraph. October 10, 1948. Retrieved April 29, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "1949 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.