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1949 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1949 record5–3–1 (3–3 Big 7)
Head coachAbe Stuber (3rd season)
CaptainDean Laun
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma 5 0 0     11 0 0
#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
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) in the Big Seven Conference during the 1949 college football season. In their third year under head coach Abe Stuber, the Cyclones compiled a 5–3–1 record (3–3 against conference opponents), tied for third place in the conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 169 to 134.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The team's regular starting lineup consisted of left end Dean Laun, left tackle Lowell Titus, left guard Joe Brubaker, center Rod Rust, right guard Billy Myers, right tackle John Tillo, right end Jim Doran, quarterback Don Ferguson, left halfback Lawrence Paulson, right halfback Bob Angle, and fullback Bill Chauncey.[2] Dean Laun was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Bill Chauncey with 544 rushing yards and 30 points scored (five touchdowns), Bill Weeks with 1,247 passing yards, Jim Doran with 688 receiving yards, and Bob Angle with 18 points (three touchdowns).[3] Three Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players: Doran, Weeks, and Lowell Titus.[4]

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