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1947 Brown Bears football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record4–4–1
Head coachRip Engle (4th season)
Home stadiumBrown Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Eastern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State         9 0 1
No. 7 Penn         7 0 1
Muhlenberg         9 1 0
Rutgers         8 1 0
No. 20 Columbia         7 2 0
No. 11 Army         5 2 2
Lafayette         6 3 0
Yale         6 3 0
Villanova         6 3 1
Boston University         5 3 0
Princeton         5 3 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Lehigh         5 4 0
Delaware         4 4 0
Brown         4 4 1
Dartmouth         4 4 1
Holy Cross         4 4 2
Harvard         4 5 0
Cornell         4 5 0
Syracuse         3 6 0
NYU         2 5 1
Temple         2 6 0
Duquesne         2 8 0
Colgate         1 5 2
Fordham         1 6 1
Pittsburgh         1 8 0
Drexel         0 8 0

The 1947 Brown Bears football team was an American football team that represented the Brown University during the 1947 college football season. In its fourth season under head coach Rip Engle, the team compiled a 4–4–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 185 to 139.[1] The team played its home games at Brown Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27ConnecticutW 33–1315,000[2]
September 30at PrincetonL 7–2125,000[3]
October 11Rhode Island
  • Brown Stadium
  • Providence, RI
W 55–615,000[4]
October 18at DartmouthL 10–1310,000[5]
October 25at Colgate
T 13–136,000[6]
November 1Holy Cross
  • Brown Stadium
  • Providence, RI
W 20–1918,000[7]
November 8at No. 20 YaleW 20–1415,000[8]
November 15at HarvardL 7–1325,000[9]
November 27Rutgers
  • Brown Stadium
  • Providence, RI
L 20–2716,000[10]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Brown Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/brown/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. Roger Dover (September 28, 1947). "Brown Turns Back Uconn Eleven By 33 To 13 Margin". The Hartford Courant: p. IV-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28220712/brown_turns_back_uconn_eleven_by_33_to/.
  3. "Princeton Beats Brown, 21-7". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 33. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28212404/princeton_beats_brown_217/.
  4. "Brown Wins, 55-6, Over Rhode Island". The Boston Globe: p. 28. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28220482/brown_wins_556_over_rhode_island/.
  5. "Dartmouth Nips Brown With Tally in Last 11 Seconds Of Game, 13-10". Hartford Courant: p. 6C. October 19, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28214981/dartmouth_nips_brown_with_tally_in_last/.
  6. "Brown Ties Raiders in 13-13 Fray". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 2D. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28220335/brown_ties_raiders_in_1313_fray/.
  7. "Underdog Brown Fights Back To Nip Holy Cross". The Hartford Courant: p. IV-1. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27970410/underdog_brown_fights_back_to_nip_holy/.
  8. Roger Dover (November 9, 1947). "Surprising Brown Eleven Upsets Yale By 20 To 14". The Hartford Courant: p. IV-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28220049/surprising_brown_eleven_upsets_yale_by/.
  9. Melville Webb (November 16, 1947). "Harvard Nips Brown in Fiery Finish, 13-7". The Boston Globe: p. 23. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28206984/harvard_nips_brown_in_fiery_finish_137/.
  10. "Rutgers Defeats Brown, 27-20". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 38. November 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28219859/rutgers_defeats_brown_2720/.
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