1951 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team

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1951 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
1951 record 3–7 (3–2 Missouri Valley)
Head coach Jennings B. Whitworth (2nd season)
Home stadium Lewis Field
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulsa $ 4 0 0     9 2 0
Drake 3 1 0     7 2 0
Oklahoma A&M 3 2 0     3 7 0
Houston 2 2 0     6 5 0
Detroit 2 4 0     4 7 0
Wichita 2 4 0     2 7 0
Bradley 0 3 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1951 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Oklahoma State University–Stillwater) in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1951 college football season. In their second season under head coach Whitworth, the Cowboys compiled a 3–7 record (3–2 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 251 to 168.[1][2]

On offense, the 1951 team averaged 16.8 points, 171.0 rushing yards, and 159.7 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 25.1 points, 213.8 rushing yards and 131.4 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included Ron Bennett with 385 rushing yards, Don Babers with 1,352 passing yards, George Wooden with 502 receiving yards, Roy Seeman with 48 points scored, and Bill Bredde with six interceptions.[5]

End George Wooden received first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.[6]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[7]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22ArkansasL 7–42
September 29at MissouriL 26–27
October 5at Washington StateL 13–27
October 13Wichita State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 43–0
October 20Drake
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 27–14
October 26at DetroitW 20–7
November 3Tulsa
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 7–35
November 17Kansasdagger
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 12–27
November 24at HoustonL 7–31
December 1at OklahomaL 6–41
  • daggerHomecoming

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1951 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide" (PDF). Oklahoma State University. p. 172. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  7. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.