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1949 Kentucky Wildcats football
Orange Bowl, L 13–21 vs. Santa Clara
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 11
1949 record9–3 (4–1 SEC)
Head coachBear Bryant (4th season)
CaptainHarry Ulinski
Dick Holway
Home stadiumMcLean Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 5 1 0     7 2 1
#11 Kentucky 4 1 0     9 3 0
#17 Tennessee 4 1 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 0
#9 LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
Alabama 4 3 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 4 0     5 5 0
Auburn 2 4 2     2 4 3
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 5 1
Florida 1 4 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 4 1     4 6 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1949 college football season. The Wildcats' were led by head coach Bear Bryant in his fourth season and finished the season with a record of nine wins and three losses (9–3 overall, 4–1 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 17Mississippi Southern*W 71–7
September 24at LSUW 19–0
October 1at Ole Miss
W 47–0
October 8GeorgiaNo. 15
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 25–0
October 15The Citadel*No. 8
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 44–0
October 22at No. 17 SMU*No. 7L 7–20
October 29Cincinnati*No. 14
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 14–7
November 5at Xavier*No. 13
W 21–7
November 12at FloridaNo. 14
W 35–0
November 19TennesseeNo. 11
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky (Rivalry)
L 0–6
November 25at Miami*No. 20
W 21–6
January 2, 1950vs. No. 14 Santa Clara*No. 20
L 13–21
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: 1949 Kentucky football schedule[1]

References

  1. "1949 Kentucky Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kentucky/1949-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.