1949 Missouri Tigers football
Gator Bowl, L 7–20 vs. Maryland
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
Record7–4 (5–1 Big 7)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0 11 0 0
No. 20 Missouri 5 1 0 7 4 0
Iowa State 3 3 0 5 3 1
Nebraska 3 3 0 4 5 0
Kansas 2 4 0 5 5 0
Colorado 1 4 0 3 7 0
Kansas State 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Seven Conference (Big 7) during the 1949 college football season. The team compiled a 7–4 record (5–1 against Big 7 opponents), finished in second place in the Big 7, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 264 to 225. Don Faurot was the head coach for the 12th of 19 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Dick Braznell with 766 rushing yards and 1,128 yards of total offense, Phil Klein with 808 passing yards, Gene Ackerman with 621 receiving yards, and John Glorioso with 77 points scored.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24at Ohio State*L 34–3566,510
October 1at SMU*L 27–2858,000[4]
October 8Oklahoma A&MNo. 20W 21–7
October 15at Illinois*W 27–20
October 22at Iowa StateNo. 18W 32–017,232
October 29NebraskaNo. 16
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
W 21–20
November 5at ColoradoW 20–1319,781
November 12 No. 3 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
L 7–2737,152
November 19at KansasW 34–28
November 24Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 34–2720,000
January 2, 1950vs. No. 14 MarylandL 7–2022,000[5]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1949 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Jack Murphy (October 2, 1949). "Walker Leads Mustangs Past Tigers, 28-27". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Maryland Eleven Wins Over Missouri By 20-7 In Gator Bowl Contest". The Baltimore Sun. January 3, 1950. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.