American Football Database
American Football Database
1949 Cincinnati Bearcats football
MAC champion
Glass Bowl, W 33–13 vs. Toledo
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1949 record7–4 (4–0 MAC)
Head coachSid Gillman (1st season)
CaptainThurman Owens
Home stadiumNippert Stadium
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Template:1949 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1949 Cincinnati Bearcats football team was an American football team that represented the University of Cincinnati as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1949 college football season. The Bearcats were lead by first-year head coach Sid Gillman and compiled a 7–4 record and were named MAC champions. The Bearcats would win against Toledo in the Glass Bowl.[1]


September 17Nevada*L 21–41
September 24Hardin–Simmons*
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 27–21
October 1at Pacific (CA)*
L 7–34
October 8Western Michigan
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 27–6
October 15Mississippi State*dagger
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 19–0
October 22Western Reserve
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 21–13
October 29at No. 14 Kentucky*L 7–14
November 5at Ohio
W 34–13
November 18Xavier*
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH (rivalry)
L 14–20
November 24Miami (OH)
W 27–6
December 3at Toledo*W 33–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game



Template:Mid-American Conference football champions