1949 Mississippi State Maroons football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record0–8–1 (0–6 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tulane $ 5 1 0 7 2 1
No. 11 Kentucky 4 1 0 9 3 0
No. 17 Tennessee 4 1 1 7 2 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0 7 3 0
No. 9 LSU 4 2 0 8 3 0
Alabama 4 3 1 6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 4 0 5 5 0
Auburn 2 4 2 2 4 3
Ole Miss 2 4 0 4 5 1
Florida 1 4 1 4 5 1
Georgia 1 4 1 4 6 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0 0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1949 college football season. In their first season under new head coach Arthur Morton, the Maroons compiled an overall record of 0–8–1 and finished last of 12 teams in the SEC with a conference mark of 0–6.[1] Mississippi State failed to score more than seven points in any game all season.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24at TennesseeL 0–1032,000[3]
October 1Baylor*L 6–1415,000[4]
October 8at Clemson*T 7–718,000[5]
October 15at Cincinnati*L 0–19[6]
October 22at AlabamaL 6–3526,000[7]
October 29at TulaneL 6–5435,000[8]
November 5at AuburnL 6–2520,000[9]
November 12at No. 16 LSUL 7–34[10]
November 26Ole Miss
L 0–2632,000[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Arthur Morton Signs To Coach Miss. State". The Tuscaloosa News. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. United Press. January 1, 1949. Retrieved September 10, 2020 – via Google News.
  2. ^ "1949 Mississippi State Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "Tennessee sophs make difference in rough battle". Monroe Morning World. September 25, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Baylor Bears score 14 to 6 win over Mississippi State". The Tyler Courier-Times. October 2, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Mississippi State battles Clemson to 7–7 deadlock". Pensacola News Journal. October 9, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Cincy stuns Miss. State". The Courier-Journal. October 16, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Tide smashes Miss. State". The Dothan Eagle. October 23, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Greenies trample Maroons win, 54–6". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. October 30, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Joy on the Plains: Auburn 25, State 6". The Birmingham News. November 6, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "L.S.U. adds Mississippi State to list of victims". The Commercial Appeal. November 13, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Ole Miss wins 'Golden Egg'". The Tampa Tribune. November 27, 1949. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.