1949 Wyoming Cowboys football team

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1949 Wyoming Cowboys football
Skyline Six champion
ConferenceSkyline Six Conference
1949 record9–1 (5–0 Skyline Six)
Head coachBowden Wyatt (3rd season)
Home stadiumCorbett Field
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Skyline Six Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wyoming $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Colorado A&M 4 1 0     9 1 0
Denver 2 2 0     4 6 0
Utah 2 3 0     2 7 1
Utah State 1 3 0     3 7 0
BYU 0 5 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1949 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the Skyline Six Conference during the 1949 college football season. In their third season under head coach Bowden Wyatt, the Cowboys compiled a 9–1 record (5–0 against Skyline Six opponents), won the Skyline Six championship, shut out six of ten opponents while averaging 38 points per game, and outscored all opponents by a total of 381 to 65.[1][2] The conference championship was the first in the program's history.[3]

On November 5, 1949, the Cowboys defeated Colorado State College in Greeley by a score of 103 to 0.[4] The team established the program's single-game records that still stand for points scored (103), touchdowns (15) rushing yardage (504), and total yards (871).[5]

Four Wyoming players were named to the Skyline Six All-Star team selected by the conference coaches for the Associated Press: tackle Charles Peterson; center Fred Taucher; fullback Walker "Sonny" Jones; and halfback Eddie Talboom.[6][7] Carl Rollins was the team captain.[2]

In 2000, Talboom, who played with the Cowboys from 1948 to 1950, became the first Wyoming player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[8][9] Head coach Bowden Wyatt was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1997.[10]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17at Idaho State*Pocatello, IDW 58–135,000[11]
September 24at New Mexico*W 41–1412,000[12]
October 1at Colorado A&MW 8–012,500[13]
October 8vs. Montana State*Billings, MTW 48–0
October 15Utah StateW 27–08,823[14]
October 22Utah
  • Corbett Field
  • Laramie, WY
W 13–08,000[15]
October 29BYU
  • Corbett Field
  • Laramie, WY
W 45–0[16]
November 5at Colorado State [Greeley]*Greeley, COW 103–0[4]
November 12at Baylor*L 13–32
November 24at Denver
W 25–630,121[3]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1949 Wyoming Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2018 Wyoming Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Wyoming. 2018. p. 212.
  3. ^ a b Jim Hicks (November 25, 1949). "Punchers Win Syline Six Title: Wyoming Turns Denver Bobbles Into 3rd-Period Scoring Spree". The Casper Tribune-Herald. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b "General Wyatt's Wild Cowboys Score 103 Points: Punchers Gain 812 Yards". The Casper Tribune-Herald. November 6, 1949. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ 2018 Media Guide, pp. 194, 209
  6. ^ "Skyline Six All-Star Football Team for 1949". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. November 21, 1949. p. 2B – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ 2018 Media Guide, p. 236.
  8. ^ "Eddie Talboom". National Football Foundation. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  9. ^ 2018 Media Guide, p. 18.
  10. ^ "Bowden Wyatt". National Football Foundation. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cowboys Score Easy Victory". The Casper Tribune-Herald. September 18, 1949. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Wilbur Bentley (September 25, 1949). "Wyoming Cowboys Thrash Lobos, 41-14, in Opener at Zimmerman Field". Albuquerque Journal. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Pokes Down Aggies, 8-0". The Casper Tribune-Herald. October 2, 1949. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Cowboys Notch Another, Drop Utah Staters 27-0: Stretch String To Five Games". The Casper Tribune-Herald. October 16, 1949. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ Ben Funk (October 23, 1939). "Cowboys Down Utes, 13-0, for Sixth Win: Draw Closer to Championship". The Casper Tribune-Herald. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ Ben Funk (October 30, 1949). "Title-Chasing Cowpokes Batter Cougars, 45 to 0: Wyoming Scores in Each Period". The Casper Tribune-Herald. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.