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1947 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1947 record5–5 (1–5 SWC)
Head coachBob Woodruff (1st season)
CaptainJames W. Griffin
Home stadiumMunicipal Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
Template:1947 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1947 Baylor Bears football team was an American football team that represented Baylor University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach Bob Woodruff, the team compiled a 5–5 record (1–5 against conference opponents), finished in last place in the conference, and was outscored by a total of 138 to 128.[1][2] The team played its home games at Municipal Stadium in Waco, Texas. James W. Griffin was the team captain.[2]

The 1947 season featured great backs across the Southwest Conference. Baylor lost games to SMU (No. 3 in the final AP Poll) led by halfback Doak Walker; Texas (No. 5 in the final AP Poll) led by quarterback Bobby Layne; and Rice (No. 18 in the final AP Poll) led by quarterback Tobin Rote. It won against an Arkansas team led by halfback Clyde Scott who was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19Stephen F. Austin*W 34–08,000[3]
September 26at Miami (FL)*W 18–731,717[4]
October 11Arkansas
  • Municipal Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 17–912,000[5]
October 18at Texas Tech*
W 32–613,000[6]
October 25at Texas A&MNo. 17L 0–24[7]
November 1TCUdagger
  • Municipal Stadium
  • Waco, TX (rivalry)
L 7–1416,000[8]
November 8at No. 8 TexasL 7–2839,000[9]
November 15at Tulsa*W 7–612,500[10]
November 22 No. 3 SMU
  • Municipal Stadium
  • Waco, TX
L 0–1012,000[11]
November 29at No. 18 RiceL 6–34[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Baylor Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/baylor/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2018 Baylor Football Media Almanac". Baylor University. p. 110. https://s3.amazonaws.com/baylorbears.com/documents/2018/8/9/BU_FB_Media_Almanac_2018_Section05_History.pdf. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  3. Oscar Larnce (September 20, 1947). "Sims and Blackwood Pace 34-to-0 Victor in Baylor Debut". The Waco News-Tribune: p. 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28277986/sims_and_blackwood_pace_34to0_victor/.
  4. "Baylor Survives Brief Hurricane to Turn In 18-to-7 Upset". The Waco News-Tribune: p. 6. September 27, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28278203/baylor_survives_brief_hurricane_to_turn/.
  5. "Bears Stun Porkers, 17-9, in Tremendous Last-Quarter Rally". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 1, 3. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28278627/bears_stun_porkers_179_in_tremendous/.
  6. Joe Kelly (October 19, 1947). "Baylor's Deceptive Bruins Trample Red Raiders, 32 To 6". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28152149/baylors_deceptive_bruins_trample_red/.
  7. Oscar Larnce (October 26, 1947). "Hollmig's Phenomenal Toe Paces Aggie 24-0 Defeat of Bears". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 1, 3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28278999/hollmigs_phenomenal_toe_paces_aggie/.
  8. Oscar Larnce (November 2, 1947). "TCU Frogs Capture 14-7 Victory to Spoil Baylor's Homecoming". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 1, 2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28279413/tcu_frogs_capture_147_victory_to_spoil/.
  9. Weldon Hart. "Longhorns Crush Bears". The Austin American: pp. 1, 17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28279311/longhorns_crush_bears/.
  10. "Extra Point Gives Baylor Shaky 7-6 Victory Over Hurricanes". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 1, 3. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28279558/extra_point_gives_baylor_shaky_76/.
  11. "SMU Scores in Last Minutes to Shade Stubborn Baylor, 10-0". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 1, 2. November 23, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28279716/smu_scores_in_last_minutes_to_shade/.
  12. "Baylor Settles Into Conference Cellar on 34-6 Pasting". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. 15. November 30, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28280064/baylor_settles_into_conference_cellar/.
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