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The 1949 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the third ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the fifth ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
In the first quarter, Oklahoma scored on a 1 yard Mitchell touchdown run as the Sooners jumped out to a 7-0 lead. North Carolina answered with a 2 yard touchdown run from Rodgers as the score became 7-6. In the third quarter, Oklahoma scored on an 8 yard touchdown run from Pearson. Oklahoma won the game 14-6. Oklahoma's Jake Mitchell was named Sugar Bowl MVP.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia