1949 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 35–0 vs. LSU
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
Record11–0 (5–0 Big 7)
Head coach
Captains
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
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 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1949 college football season. In their third year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled an undefeated 11–0 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the Big Six Conference championship, were ranked #2 in the final AP Poll, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 399 to 88.[1][2]

Five Sooners received All-America honors in 1949: Jim Owens (end), Darrell Royal (quarterback), George Thomas (halfback), Wade Walker (tackle) and Stanley West (guard).[3] The same five players also received all-conference honors.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 23at Boston College*No. 3W 46–036,241
October 1Texas A&M*No. 3W 33–1334,658
October 8vs. No. 12 Texas*No. 3W 20–1475,347
October 15KansasNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 48–2637,660
October 22at NebraskaNo. 4W 48–039,000
October 29Iowa StateNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 34–738,149
November 5at Kansas StateNo. 3W 39–018,500
November 12at MissouriNo. 3W 27–737,152
November 19vs. No. 19 Santa Clara*No. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 28–2160,145
November 26Oklahoma A&M*No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (Bedlam)
W 41–047,937
January 1, 1950No. 9 LSU*No. 2W 35–082,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from no Poll released prior to the game

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.

Roster

Rankings

See also: 1949 NCAA football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll12345678Final
AP3 (17)3 (28)4 (6)3 (10)3 (11)3 (9)2 (15)3 (11)2 (18)

Postseason

NFL draft

Six Sooners were selected in the 1950 NFL Draft, held in January.[5]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
George Thomas Back 1 6 Washington Redskins
Stan West Guard 1 12 Los Angeles Rams
Leon Manley Guard 7 82 Green Bay Packers
Dee Andros Guard 14 177 Chicago Cardinals
Darrell Royal Back 20 250 New York Yanks
George Brewer Back 21 265 Detroit Lions

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. ^ "1949 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. ^ "1950 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.