1949 North Carolina Tar Heels football
SoCon champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 13–27 vs. Rice
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1949 record7–4 (5–0 SoCon)
Head coachCarl Snavely (7th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina 5 0 0     7 4 0
Maryland 4 0 0     9 1 0
Washington & Lee 3 1 1     3 5 1
Duke 4 2 0     6 3 0
William & Mary 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 3 2 1     3 5 1
The Citadel 2 2 0     4 5 0
Clemson 2 2 0     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 3 3 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     4 6 0
George Washington 2 3 0     4 5 0
NC State 3 6 0     3 7 0
Virginia Tech 1 5 2     1 7 2
Richmond 2 6 0     3 7 0
Davidson 1 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1949 college football season.[1] The Tar Heels were led by seventh-year head coach Carl Snavely and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as members of the Southern Conference, winning the conference title with a perfect 5–0 conference record.

Halfback Charlie Justice was named an All-American and finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy for the second consecutive year. He led the team in rushing, passing, and punting for the fourth consecutive year, with 377 rushing yards, 731 passing yards, and 2,777 punting yards.[2] Art Weiner again joined him as an All-American end, being voted first-team by United Press, Sporting News, and INS. Kenny Powell was selected as a first-team defensive end All-American by NEA.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24NC StateW 26–6
October 1Georgia*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 21–14
October 8at South CarolinaNo. 6W 28–13
October 15Wake ForestNo. 6
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 28–14
October 22at LSU*No. 6L 7–13
October 29Tennessee*No. 13
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 6–35
November 5at William & MaryW 20–14
November 12vs. No. 1 Notre Dame*L 6–42
November 19at DukeW 21–20
November 26Virginia*No. 19
W 14–7
January 2, 1950vs. No. 5 Rice*No. 16L 13–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

References[edit | edit source]

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