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1947 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record4–4
Head coachWilliam D. Murray (5th season)
Home stadiumWilmington Ball Park
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 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team was an American football team that represented the University of Delaware as an independent during the 1947 college football season. In its fifth season under head coach William D. Murray, the team compiled a 4–4 record. The team played its home games at Wilmington Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Walter A. Marusa and John W. Messick were the team captains.[1] The team played its home games at Wilmington Ball Park in Wilmington, Delaware.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27[[{{{school}}}|Pennsylvania Military]]W 25–1311,000[2]
October 3at MarylandL 19–4316,460[3]
October 11at BucknellL 12–13[4]
October 25Gettysburg
  • Wilmington Ball Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 26–07,000[5]
November 1Franklin & Marshall
  • Wilmington Ball Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 26–66,500[6]
November 8[[{{{school}}}|Western Maryland]]
  • Wilmington Ball Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 26–0[7]
November 15at Muhlenberg
L 14–208,000[8]
November 22Washington and Lee
  • Wilmington Ball Park
  • Wilmington, DE
L 13–18[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2012 Blue Hen Football Media Guide". University of Delaware. p. 158. https://issuu.com/udbluehens/docs/2012footballguide. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  2. "Bluehens Extend Unbeaten Record". St. Petersburg Times: p. 25. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28364769/bluehens_extend_unbeaten_record/.
  3. "Maryland Wins, 43-19, To Shatter Delaware Streak". Wilmington Morning News: pp. 1, 15. October 4, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28364859/maryland_wins_4319_to_shatter/.
  4. "Bucknell Beats Delaware, 13-12". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 4S. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28364914/bucknell_beats_delaware_1312/.
  5. "Delaware Beats Gettysburg, 26-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 2S. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28364998/delaware_beats_gettysburg_260/.
  6. "Delaware Jolts F & M Diplomats By 26 to 6 Score". Sunday Call-Chronicle: p. 26. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28365083/delaware_jolts_f_m_diplomats_by_26_to/.
  7. "Western Md. Bows To Delaware, 26-0". The Baltimore Sun: p. Sports 4. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28365134/western_md_bows_to_delaware_260/.
  8. "Mules Top Delaware, 20-14, in Thrilling Finish". The Morning Call: p. 21. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27973175/mules_top_delaware_2014_in_thrilling/.
  9. "W. & L. Defeats Delaware, 18-13". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 2S. November 23, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28365216/w_l_defeats_delaware_1813/.

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