1949 Texas Western Miners football
Sun Bowl, W 33–20 vs. Georgetown
ConferenceBorder Conference
Record8–2–1 (4–2 Border)
Head coach
Home stadiumKidd Field
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Border Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Texas Tech $ 5 0 0 7 5 0
Arizona State 4 1 0 7 3 0
Texas Western 4 2 0 8 2 1
Hardin–Simmons 4 2 0 6 4 1
West Texas State 3 2 0 5 4 0
Arizona 2 4 0 2 7 1
New Mexico A&M 1 4 0 4 6 0
New Mexico 1 6 0 2 8 0
Arizona State–Flagstaff 0 3 0 1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1949 Texas Western Miners football team was an American football team that represented Texas Western College (now known as University of Texas at El Paso) as a member of the Border Conference during the 1949 college football season. In its fourth season under head coach Jack Curtice, the team compiled an 8–2–1 record (4–2 against Border Conference opponents), finished third in the conference, defeated Georgetown in the 1950 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 292 to 113.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17at BYU*
W 47–6[2]
September 24John Carroll*W 33–7
October 1Hawaii*
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
W 14–7
October 8at West Texas StateCanyon, TXW 34–7
October 15at ArizonaW 28–0
October 22New Mexico
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
W 7–0
October 29at Hardin–SimmonsAbilene, TXL 14–338,000[3]
November 5Texas Tech
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
L 0–1313,000
November 12at West Virginia*T 13–13
November 26New Mexico A&M
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
W 69–7
January 2, 1950Georgetown*
W 33–20
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1949 UTEP Miners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Texas Western Trounces B.Y. By 47-6 Count". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. September 18, 1949. p. 15A – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "H-SU Buries Miners, 33 to 14, in Thriller". Abilene Reporter-News. October 30, 1949. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.