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1949 Stanford Indians football
Pineapple Bowl vs. Hawaii, W 74–20
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1949 record7–3–1 (4–2 PCC)
Head coachMarchmont Schwartz (5th season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 California 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 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.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17* San Jose State Stanford StadiumStanford, 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 StadiumSeattle, 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 ColiseumLos 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 StadiumHonolulu, HI (Pineapple Bowl) W 74–20  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notesEdit

HarvardEdit

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.[1] 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."[2]

CaliforniaEdit

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.[3][4]

Pineapple BowlEdit

Stanford was invited to the Pineapple Bowl following the season.[5] 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.[6]

Players drafted by the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rupert Andrews Back 18 232 Chicago Bears
Bill DeYoung Back 24 302 New York Yanks

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ReferencesEdit

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