1949 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1949 record4–4–2 (1–2–1 MVC)
Head coachJim Lookabaugh (11th season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
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Template:1949 Missouri Valley Conference football standings

The 1949 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Oklahoma State University–Stillwater) in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1949 college football season. In their 11th and final year under head coach Jim Lookabaugh, the Cowboys compiled a 4–4–2 record (1–2–1 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 223 to 212.[1][2]

On offense, the 1949 team averaged 22.3 points, 151.5 rushing yards, and 177.7 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 21.2 points, 158.3 rushing yards and 213.3 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included halfback Ken Roof with 466 rushing yards, Jack Hartman with 1,278 passing yards, Alex Loyd with 657 receiving yards, and Don Van Pool with 36 points scored.[5]

Four Oklahoma A&M players received first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 1949: tackle Charles Shaw, guard Clayton Davis, end Alex Loyd, and back Jack Hartman.[6]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


September 24at TCU*T 33–33
October 1at Denver*W 48–2
October 8at No. 20 Missouri*L 7–21
October 15at DrakeW 28–0
October 22Kansas*dagger
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 14–55
October 28Detroit*L 7–20
November 5Tulsa
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
T 13–13
November 12at Kansas State*W 26–14
November 19Wichita State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 47–20
November 26at No. 3 Oklahoma*L 0–41
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  1. "1949 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 172. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
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