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1947 Colgate Red Raiders football
Conference Independent
1947 record 1–5–2
Head coach Paul Bixler (1st year)
Home stadium Colgate Athletic Field
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 Colgate Red Raiders football team was an American football team represented the Colgate University as an independent during the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach Paul Bixler, the team compiled a 1–5–2 record and was outscored by a total of 139 to 87.[1] The team played its home games at Colgate Athletic Field in Hamilton, New York.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4vs. Merchant Marine
W 29–08,000[2]
October 11Cornell
L 18–2716,000[3]
October 18at PrincetonL 7–2031,000[4]
October 25Brown
  • Colgate Athletic Field
  • Hamilton, NY
T 13–136,000[5]
November 1at No. 7 Penn StateL 0–46[6]
November 8at Holy CrossT 6–610,000[7]
November 15at SyracuseL 0–736,000[8]
November 29at Boston UniversityL 14–209,877[9]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Colgate Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colgate/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. "Colgate Subdues Kings Point, 29-0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 24. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27970980/colgate_subdues_kings_point_290/.
  3. Dana Mozley (October 12, 1947). "Cornell Whips Colgate, 27-18". The Daily News (New York City): p. 107. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27950091/cornell_whips_colgate_2718/.
  4. Whitney Martin (October 19, 1947). "Princeton Beats Colgate, 20-7; Sella Runs 64 Yards". The Sunday Times (New Brunswick, NJ): p. 22. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28211827/princeton_beats_colgate_207_sella/.
  5. "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/.
  6. "Penn State Whips Colgate, 46-0, and Stays Unbeaten". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 36. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28227812/penn_state_whips_colgate_460_and/.
  7. "Crusaders Sputter to Colgate Tie". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 4D. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27970341/crusaders_sputter_to_colgate_tie/.
  8. "Syracuse Wins, 7 to 0". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 1D. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28228005/syracuse_wins_7_to_0/.
  9. Jerry Nason (November 23, 1947). "George Boston Recovers Fumble to Give Terriers 20-14 Triumph". The Boston Globe: pp. 27, 29. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28227621/george_boston_recovers_fumble_to_give/.
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