Add another trophy to the cabinet. Oklahoma State Football is now recognized as the National Champions in football for 1945! The award was announced this morning by the American Football Coaches Association.
AFCA Recognizes @CowboyFB as 1945 National Champion! For more information, please visit https://t.co/FEdXWapFgj! #WeAreAFCA pic.twitter.com/9hVb0XxgFF— AFCA (@WeAreAFCA) October 13, 2016
The AFCA was created to retroactively reward championships to teams from 1922-1949, before the existence of the Coaches Poll.
The 1945 Oklahoma A&M football team was coached by Jim Lookbaugh. The roster included Cowboy legend and consensus All-American Bob "Blonde Bomber" Fenimore and All-American Neill Armstrong. The team had a perfect 9-0 season that included a 55-6 win over #19 Tulsa, a 47-0 victory over OU, and a 33-13 victory over #7 Saint Mary’s in the Sugar Bowl.
This is OSU’s first National Championship in football. It bring’s the schools total team championships to 56 which ranks fourth-most among all in Division I schools.