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1947 Duke Blue Devils football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 19
1947 record4–3–2 (3–1–1 SoCon)
Head coachWallace Wade (13th season)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
William & Mary 7 1 0     9 2 0
North Carolina 4 1 0     8 2 0
South Carolina 4 1 1     6 2 1
Duke 3 1 1     4 3 2
Washington & Lee 3 2 0     5 5 0
Maryland 3 2 1     7 2 2
NC State 3 2 1     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 4 3 0     4 5 0
Davidson 3 3 1     6 3 1
Wake Forest 3 4 0     6 4 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 5 1
Clemson 1 3 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     3 5 0
Furman 1 4 0     2 7 0
Richmond 1 5 0     3 7 0
George Washington 0 4 9     1 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Duke Blue Devils football team was an American football team that represented Duke University as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1947 college football season. In its 13th season under head coach Wallace Wade, the team compiled a 4–3–2 record (3–1–1 against conference opponents), was ranked No. 19 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a total of 90 to 79.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27NC State
W 7–038,000[2]
October 4at Tennessee*W 19–740,000[3]
October 11at Navy* No. 13 T 14–1435,000[4]
October 18 MarylandNo. 17
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, NC
W 19–720,000[5]
October 25at No. 11 Wake ForestNo. 15Wake Forest, NCW 13–625,000[6]
November 1at No. 6 Georgia Tech* No. 9L 0–738,000[7]
November 8 Missouri*dagger No. 13
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, NC
L 7–2825,000[8]
November 15 South Carolina
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, NC
T 0–05,000[9]
November 22 No. 13 North Carolina
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, NC
L 0–2156,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Duke Blue Devils Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/duke/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  2. "Duke Wins Revenge By Edging State, 7-0". Asheville Citizen-Times: p. D1. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28395568/duke_wins_revenge_by_edging_state_70/.
  3. "Duke Humbles Tennessee 19-7". The Nashville Tennessean: p. 1C. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28396040/duke_humbles_tennessee_197/.
  4. Robert Elmer (October 12, 1947). "Navy Ties Duke, 14-14, At Stadium". The Baltimore Sun: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28396497/navy_ties_duke_1414_at_stadium/.
  5. Warren Duffee (October 19, 1947). "Duke And UNC Roll To Victories: Fred Folger Punts, Passes And Runs Devils To 19 To 7 Victory Over Big Maryland". Asheville Citizen-Times: p. D1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28396977/duke_and_unc_roll_to_victories_fred/.
  6. Ralph Howland (October 26, 1947). "Duke Tops Deacs: Folger Paces Big Blues To Rousing 13 To 6 Win". Ashville Citizen-Times: p. D1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28202839/duke_tops_deacs_folger_paces_big_blues/.
  7. Johnny Bradberry (November 2, 1947). "Tech, Hard Pressed, Triumphs, 7-0". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 12C. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28398219/tech_hard_pressed_triumphs_70/.
  8. Billy Anderson (November 9, 1947). "Duke Bows, 28-7". Asheville Citizen-Times: p. 1D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28394591/duke_bows_287/.
  9. "Duke, South Carolina Play To Deadlock". Asheville Citizen-Times: p. D4. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28397795/duke_south_carolina_play_to_deadlock/.
  10. Bob Goldwater (November 23, 1947). "Carolina, 21 - Duke, Nothing". The Daily Tar Heel: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28397977/carolina_21_duke_nothing/.
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