1950 Stanford Indians football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1950 record5–3–2 (2–2–2 PCC)
Head coachMarchmont Schwartz (6th season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 California 5 0 1     9 1 1
#11 Washington 6 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 2 2 2     5 3 2
Idaho 1 1 1     3 5 1
Washington State 2 3 2     4 3 2
USC 1 3 2     2 5 2
Oregon State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Oregon 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University in the 1950 college football season. Stanford was led by sixth-year head coach Marchmont Schwartz. The team were members of the Pacific Coast Conference and played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.

Coming off the successful 1949 season in which a talented group of sophomores, led by quarterback Gary Kerkorian and end Bill McColl, had the Indians a game away from the Rose Bowl, Stanford was expected to have an excellent season and was ranked 7th in the first-ever preseason AP Poll.[1][2] But after starting 4–0, the team would only win one more game and tie twice, the second tie coming in the Big Game, in which the team rallied to tie undefeated and Rose Bowl-bound rival California.[2][3] Coach Schwartz resigned following the season.[4]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23* San Jose State #7 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (Rivalry) W 33–16  
September 30* San Francisco #7 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 55–7  
October 7 vs. Oregon State #8 Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR W 21–7  
October 14* Santa Clara #6 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 23–13  
October 21 at UCLA #6 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 7–21  
October 28 Washington Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 7–21  
November 4 USC Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA T 7–7  
November 11 Washington State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 28–18  
November 18* #3 Army Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 0–7  
November 25 at #4 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (53rd Big Game) T 7–7  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Players drafted by the NFL[edit | edit source]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bruce Van Alstyne End 9 100 San Francisco 49ers
Bob White Halfback 16 184 San Francisco 49ers
Russ Pomeroy Tackle 18 211 Chicago Cardinals

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References[edit | edit source]

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