|1949 Stanford Indians football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1949 record||7–3–1 (4–2 PCC)|
|Head coach||Marchmont Schwartz (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Stanford Stadium|
|1949 PCC football standings|
|#3 California †||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1949 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University in the 1949 college football season. Stanford was led by fifth-year head coach Marchmont Schwartz. The team was a member of the Pacific Coast Conference and played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.
|September 17*||San Jose State||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Rivalry)||W 49–0|
|September 24*||Harvard||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA||W 44–0|
|October 1*||Michigan||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA||L 7–27|
|October 8||#18 UCLA||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA||L 7–14|
|October 15||at Washington||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||W 40–0|
|October 22||Oregon State||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA||W 27–7|
|October 29*||Santa Clara||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA||T 7–7|
|November 5||at #12 USC||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||W 34–13|
|November 12||Idaho||#17||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA||W 63–0|
|November 19||#3 California||#12||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (52nd Big Game)||L 14–33|
|January 2, 1950*||vs. Hawaii||Honolulu Stadium • Honolulu, HI (Pineapple Bowl)||W 74–20|
|*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
This season marked the only time that Stanford and Harvard played each other, with the Indians winning handily, 44–0. It was Harvard's second-ever West Coast game, after their victory in 1920 Rose Bowl. A second game, to be played at Harvard Stadium, was scheduled for the 1950 season, but was canceled by Harvard to lighten what was characterized as a "far too heavy" schedule."
In the Big Game, California was ranked #3 and had gone to the Rose Bowl the previous season. Stanford came into the game with one conference loss; a win over Cal would have given them a tie for the conference championship and a possible bid to the Rose Bowl. But although the Indians managed a 7–6 halftime lead, the Bears took control in the second half, going on to win 33–14 and securing a return to the Rose Bowl.
Stanford was invited to the Pineapple Bowl following the season. As this bowl always matched Hawaii against a mainland team, Stanford does not count the game as a postseason bowl. Stanford jumped out to a 20-point first quarter lead, and tacked on six fourth quarter touchdowns to win handily, 74–20.
Players drafted by the NFLEdit
|Rupert Andrews||Back||18||232||Chicago Bears|
|Bill DeYoung||Back||24||302||New York Yanks|
- ↑ "'49 football season starts at Stanford". The Harvard Crimson. October 13, 1948. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1948/10/13/49-football-season-starts-at-stanford/.
- ↑ "College cancels football game with Stanford". The Harvard Crimson. February 15, 1950. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1950/2/15/college-cancels-football-game-with-stanford//.
- ↑ "Cal rocks Stanford 33–14 to gain Rose Bowl rerun". Eugene Register-Guard. November 20, 1949. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PW1XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zPADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6913%2C5081567. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- ↑ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1949–1953". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/pac10/stanford/yearly_results.php?year=1949. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- ↑ "Stanford team in bowl tussle". Eugene Register-Guard. November 20, 1949. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PW1XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zPADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6310%2C5081577. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- ↑ "Stanford mauls Hawaii U 74–20 in Pineapple tilt". Eugene Register-Guard. January 3, 1950. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fidQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=twsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6633%2C4402752. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- ↑ "1950 NFL Draft". http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1950.htm. Retrieved August 27, 2014.