1949 Stanford Indians football team

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1949 Stanford Indians football
Pineapple Bowl champion
Pineapple Bowl vs. Hawaii, W 74–20
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1949 record7–3–1 (4–2 PCC)
Head coachMarchmont Schwartz (5th season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 California $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
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.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 17San Jose State*W 49–0
September 24Harvard*
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 44–0
October 1Michigan*
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
L 7–27
October 8No. 18 UCLA
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
L 7–14
October 15at WashingtonW 40–0
October 22Oregon State
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 27–7
October 29Santa Clara*
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
T 7–7
November 5at No. 12 USCW 34–13
November 12IdahoNo. 17
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 63–0
November 19No. 3 CaliforniaNo. 12
L 14–33
January 2, 1950vs. Hawaii*W 74–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summaries[edit]

Harvard[edit]

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.[1] 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."[2]

California[edit]

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.[3][4]

Pineapple Bowl[edit]

Stanford was invited to the Pineapple Bowl following the season.[5] 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.[6]

Players drafted by the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rupert Andrews Back 18 232 Chicago Bears
Bill DeYoung Back 24 302 New York Yanks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "'49 football season starts at Stanford". The Harvard Crimson. October 13, 1948.
  2. ^ "College cancels football game with Stanford". The Harvard Crimson. February 15, 1950.
  3. ^ "Cal rocks Stanford 33–14 to gain Rose Bowl rerun". Eugene Register-Guard. November 20, 1949. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1949–1953". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Stanford team in bowl tussle". Eugene Register-Guard. November 20, 1949. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Stanford mauls Hawaii U 74–20 in Pineapple tilt". Eugene Register-Guard. January 3, 1950. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "1950 NFL Draft". Retrieved August 27, 2014.