1949 Stanford Indians football team
|1949 Stanford Indians football|
Pineapple Bowl champion
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1949 record||7–3–1 (4–2 PCC)|
|Head coach||Marchmont Schwartz (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Stanford Stadium|
|1949 PCC football standings|
|No. 3 California $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1949 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University in the 1949 college football season. Stanford was led by fifth-year head coach Marchmont Schwartz. The team was a member of the Pacific Coast Conference and played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.
|September 17||San Jose State*||W 49–0|
|September 24||Harvard*||W 44–0|
|October 1||Michigan*||L 7–27|
|October 8||No. 18 UCLA||L 7–14|
|October 15||at Washington||W 40–0|
|October 22||Oregon State||W 27–7|
|October 29||Santa Clara*||T 7–7|
|November 5||at No. 12 USC||W 34–13|
|November 12||Idaho||No. 17||W 63–0|
|November 19||No. 3 California||No. 12||L 14–33|
|January 2, 1950||vs. Hawaii*||W 74–20|
This season marked the only time that Stanford and Harvard played each other, with the Indians winning handily, 44–0. It was Harvard's second-ever West Coast game, after their victory in 1920 Rose Bowl. A second game, to be played at Harvard Stadium, was scheduled for the 1950 season, but was canceled by Harvard to lighten what was characterized as a "far too heavy" schedule."
In the Big Game, California was ranked #3 and had gone to the Rose Bowl the previous season. Stanford came into the game with one conference loss; a win over Cal would have given them a tie for the conference championship and a possible bid to the Rose Bowl. But although the Indians managed a 7–6 halftime lead, the Bears took control in the second half, going on to win 33–14 and securing a return to the Rose Bowl.
Stanford was invited to the Pineapple Bowl following the season. As this bowl always matched Hawaii against a mainland team, Stanford does not count the game as a postseason bowl. Stanford jumped out to a 20-point first quarter lead, and tacked on six fourth quarter touchdowns to win handily, 74–20.
Players drafted by the NFL
|Rupert Andrews||Back||18||232||Chicago Bears|
|Bill DeYoung||Back||24||302||New York Yanks|
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