#120CowboyTough, 48 Days to Kickoff: 1950 Undefeated Season

July 15, 2013


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1950 Undefeated Season

Led by eventual Hall of Fame Coach Bowden Wyatt and captained by Dick Campbell, the Pokes rolled their way to the very first undefeated season in school history in 1950. Opening the year against Montana State, Wyoming rolled to an easy 61-13 victory at home before defeating nationally ranked Baylor 7-0 in the dedication of War Memorial Stadium on Sept. 23. The Cowboys strolled through the month of October, defeating Colorado State (34-0), Utah State (40-7), Utah (53-13) and New Mexico (44-0).

The month of November proved to have similar results as UW beat Idaho in a tight 14-7 win before easily handling BYU, 48-0. The Cowboys closed the regular season on Nov. 23 at Denver, coming away with a resounding 42-12 victory. Following a perfect 9-0 start, the Cowboys received their first-ever bowl bid as they were invited to the Gator Bowl to be played on New Year's Day, 1951, against Washington and Lee of the Southern Conference. Wyoming won the game by a 20-7 score, a fine finish to a fantastic 10-0 season. Wyatt was named the 1950 Skyline Conference Coach of the Year following the historic season.

About the #120CowboyTough Countdown

The 2013 season will mark the 120th anniversary of Wyoming Cowboy Football. To commemorate that anniversary, we will be counting down some of the great memories and moments from Wyoming football history over the next eight weeks leading up to the Cowboys' season opener at Nebraska on Aug. 31.

The 2013 "Countdown to Kickoff" will take Wyoming fans through Cowboy Football history chronologically. The first week will highlight some of the memorable moments from the period from the first season in 1893 through the 1940s. Then each successive week, the countdown will recall great moments from the 1950s, `60s, 70s, 80, 90s, 2000s and the current decade.

Our countdown will only touch on some of the greatest moments, but we encourage you, the Wyoming fans, to share your favorite memories through the official University of Wyoming Athletics Twitter (@wyoathletics) and Facebook pages (Wyoming Cowboys). Fans are encouraged to use #120CowboyTough when sharing their memories.

Enjoy the countdown, and we look forward to seeing you in War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the home opener versus the Idaho Vandals.