1947 Cornell Big Red football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record4–5
Head coachGeorge K. James (1st season)
Home stadiumSchoellkopf 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 Cornell Big Red football team was an American football team that represented Cornell University during the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach George K. James, the team compiled a 4–5 record and was outscored by a total of 161 to 126.[1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27LehighW 27–012,000[2]
October 4at YaleL 0–1450,000[3]
October 11at Colgate
W 27–1816,000[4]
October 18Navy
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
L 19–38[5]
October 25at PrincetonW 28–2134,000[6]
November 1 No. 20 Columbia
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
L 0–2225,000[7]
November 8Syracuse
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 12–627,000[8]
November 15at DartmouthL 13–21[9]
November 27at No. 8 PennL 0–2180,000[10]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1947 Cornell Big Red Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/cornell/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. "Cornell Derails Lehigh In James' Debut, 27-0". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 1D. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28226373/cornell_derails_lehigh_in_james_debut/.
  3. Frank Keyes (October 5, 1947). "Elis Down Cornell, 14-0 On Sustained Advances". The Hartford Courant: p. IV-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28226200/elis_down_cornell_140_on_sustained/.
  4. 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/.
  5. Elliot Cushing (October 19, 1949). "Navy Overpowers Courageous Cornell Before Record 35,500 Crowd, 38 to 19". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 1D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28226040/navy_overpowers_courageous_cornell/.
  6. "Cornell Beats Princeton on Late Passes, 28-21". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 2S. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28211691/cornell_beats_princeton_on_late_passes/.
  7. "Lions Outrun Stubborn Cornell". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. D1. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28224570/lions_outrun_stubborn_cornell/.
  8. "Holland Sparks Cornell To 12-6 Win". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 2D. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28225417/holland_sparks_cornell_to_126_win/.
  9. "Cornell Loses To Dartmouth". The Baltimore Sun: p. Sports 2. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28214485/cornell_loses_to_dartmouth/.
  10. Oliver H. Crawford (November 28, 1947). "Whole City Gives Thanks; 80,000 See Penn Triumph". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28215865/whole_city_gives_thanks_80000_see/.
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