1950 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team
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1950 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team
1950 Wyoming Cowboys football
Skyline champion
Gator Bowl champion
ConferenceSkyline Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 12
1950 record10-0 (5-0 Skyline)
Head coachBowden Wyatt (4th season)
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 Wyoming $ 5 0 0     10 0 0
Colorado A&M 4 1 0     6 3 0
Denver 2 2 1     3 8 1
Utah 1 2 2     3 4 3
BYU 1 3 1     4 5 1
Utah State 0 5 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the Skyline Conference during the 1950 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Bowden Wyatt, the Cowboys compiled a perfect 10-0 record (5-0 against Skyline opponents), won the Skyline Conference championship, ranked No. 12 in the final AP Poll, defeated Washington and Lee in the 1951 Gator Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 363 to 59.[1][2]

Halfback Eddie Talboom received All-American honors after the 1950 season. He was recognized as a first-team offense player by the International News Service and as a second-team player on offense by the Associated Press.

In 2000, Talboom became the first player in Wyoming program history to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[3][4] Head coach Bowden Wyatt was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1997.[5]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 16Montana State*W 61-135,500[6]
September 23 Baylor*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 7-017,268[7]
October 7 Colorado A&Mdagger
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY (rivalry)
W 34-019,656[8]
October 14 at Utah State
W 40-710,000[9]
October 21 at UtahW 53-1322,325[10]
October 28 New Mexico*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 44-0
November 4 at Idaho*No. 18W 14-7
November 11 at BYUNo. 14Provo, UTW 48-0[11]
November 23 at DenverNo. 12W 42-12
January 1, 1951 vs. 18 Washington & Lee*No. 12W 20-719,834[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1950 Wyoming Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Wyoming Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Wyoming. 2018. p. 212.
  3. ^ "Eddie Talboom". National Football Foundation. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ 2018 Media Guide, p. 18.
  5. ^ "Bowden Wyatt". National Football Foundation. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Wyoming Cowboys Thump Montana State Bobcats, 61-13, in Grid Opener". The Billings Gazette. September 17, 1950. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Larry Press (September 24, 1950). "Wyoming Pulls Smashing Upset Over Baylor, 7-0: 17,268 Awed Fans Watch Cowboys Fight Off Bears". The Casper Tribune-Herald. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Larry Press (October 8, 1950). "Talboom Leads Cowboys to 34-0 Win Over Colorado Aggies". The Casper Tribune-Herald. p. 8.
  9. ^ "Cowboys Run Roughshod Over Utah State". The Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner. October 15, 1950. p. 13A – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Bill Clegg (October 22, 1950). "Cowboys Wreck Ute Homecoming With 53-13 Rout". The Salt Lake Tribune. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Powerful Cowboys Score at Ease, Blank BYU, 48-0". The Salt Lake Tribune. November 12, 1950. p. B11 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Punchers Produce Proof, 20-7: Win Shows That Cowboys Are One of Country's Best". The Casper Tribune-Herald. January 2, 1951. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.

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