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Oklahoma State Retroactively Awarded A 1945 National Championship

Oklahoma State Retroactively Awarded A 1945 National Championship
Published On: Wed, Oct 12
Sep 21, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) returns a kick off in the first quarter asSavannah State Tigers linebacker Warren Sweet (46) defends at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State, then Oklahoma A&M, was awarded their first college football national championship today by the American Football Coaches Association.

Todd Berry, AFCA executive director had this to say, per the official AFCA website:

After gathering all the pertinent information and doing our due diligence, it is the pleasure of our Blue Ribbon Commission of coaches to officially recognize Oklahoma States 1945 championship season with the AFCA Coaches Trophy, said AFCA executive director Todd Berry.

The retroactive championship comes on the heels of the AFCA establishing an expert commission of coaches to award the Coaches Trophies to teams between 1922 and 1949 (the year before the Coaches poll was established).



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