1950 Loyola Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1950 record8–1
Head coachJordan Olivar (2nd season)
Home stadiumGilmore Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →

The 1950 Loyola Lions football team was an American football team that represented Loyola University of Los Angeles (now known as Loyola Marymount University) as an independent during the 1950 college football season. In their second season under head coach Jordan Olivar, the Lions compiled an 8–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 297 to 137.[1]

After starting the season with seven wins, the team was ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll for the next two weeks – the first and only time a Loyola football team was ranked. Quarterback Don Klosterman was the team's offensive star.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 23PepperdineW 50–1411,800[2]
October 8Saint Mary's
  • Gilmore Stadium
  • Los Angeles
W 48–014,569[3]
October 13at San Jose StateW 14–711,000[4]
October 21at Pacific (CA)W 35–3330,000[5]
October 28at NevadaW 34–77,000[6]
November 3Hardin–Simmons
  • Gilmore Stadium
  • Los Angeles
W 21–2018,500[7]
November 11at Fresno StateW 28–09,500[8]
November 26at Santa ClaraNo. 20
  • Gilmore Stadium
  • Los Angeles
L 26–2815,200[9]
December 3San FranciscoNo. 20
  • Gilmore Stadium
  • Los Angeles
W 40–2813,000[10]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1950 Loyola Marymount Lions Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/loyola-marymount/1950-schedule.html. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  2. Jack Geyer (September 24, 1950). "Loyola Lions Beat Pepperdine, 50-14". Los Angeles Times: p. II-11. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22790199/loyola_lions_beat_pepperdine_5014/.
  3. Jack Geyer (October 9, 1950). "Roaring Lions Stun St. Mary's, 48-0". Los Angeles Times: pp. IV-1, IV-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22790563/roaring_lions_stun_st_marys_480/.
  4. Jack Geyer (October 14, 1950). "Loyola Stops Rally to Top San Jose, 14-7". Los Angeles Times: pp. III-1, III-3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22790268/loyola_stops_rally_to_top_san_jose_147/.
  5. Jack Geyer (October 22, 1950). "Loyola Edges Pacific, 35-33, in Wild Battle". Los Angeles Times: pp. II-9, II-15. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22790336/loyola_edges_pacific_3533_in_wild/.
  6. Jack Geyer (October 29, 1950). "Fumbles, Penalties Mark 34-7 Loyola Win Over Nevada". Los Angeles Times. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22790388/fumbles_penalties_mark_347_loyola_win/.
  7. Jack Geyer (November 4, 1950). "Loyola Shades Texans, 21-20". Los Angeles Times: pp. III-1, III-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22791003/loyola_shades_texans_2120/.
  8. Jack Geyer (November 12, 1950). "Hapless Lions Bop Bulldogs, 28 to 0". Los Angeles Times: p. II-12. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22790100/hapless_lions_bop_bulldogs_28_to_0/.
  9. Jack Geyer (November 27, 1950). "Broncs Topple Loyola, 28-26: Lions Blow 20-0 Lead to Suffer First Defeat". Los Angeles Times: pp. IV-1, IV-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22790023/broncs_topple_loyola_2826/.
  10. Jack Geyer (December 4, 1950). "Supercharged Lions Roar to 40-28 Victory Over Dons". Los Angeles Times: pp. IV-1, IV-4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22789941/supercharged_lions_roar_to_4028/.

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