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1950 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1950 record3–6–1 (2–3–1 Big 7)
Head coachAbe Stuber (4th season)
CaptainVince Beacom
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 1 0
#17 Nebraska 4 2 0     6 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Kansas 3 3 0     6 4 0
Iowa State 2 3 1     3 6 1
Colorado 2 4 0     5 4 1
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) in the Big Seven Conference during the 1950 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Abe Stuber, the Cyclones compiled a 3–6–1 record (2–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 200 to 174.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The team's regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Sy Wilhelmi, left tackle Lowell Titus, left guard Stan Campbell, center Rollie Arns, right guard Bob Matheson, right tackle John Tillo, right end Jim Doran, quarterback Bill Weeks, left halfback Melvin Meling, right halfback Mark Rothacker, and fullback Maury Schnell.[2] Vince Beacom was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Maury Schnell with 490 rushing yards, Bill Weeks with 1,552 passing yards, Jim Doran with 651 receiving yards, and Doran and Weeks with 36 points (six touchdowns) each.[3] Two Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players: Doran and Weeks.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 23ColoradoW 14–7
September 30at Northwestern*L 13–23
October 7Northern Iowa*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 26–8
October 14Kansas
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 21–33
October 21at MissouriT 20–20
October 28No. 3 Oklahoma
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 7–20
November 4at Kansas StateW 13–7
November 11Drake*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 21–35
November 18at No. 18 NebraskaL 13–20
November 25at Arizona*L 26–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1950 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1950-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 143. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 74-75.
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