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1947 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Six Conference
1947 record3–6 (1–4 Big 6)
Head coachAbe Stuber (1st season)
CaptainHarley Rollinger, Vic Weber
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Big 6 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 Kansas 4 0 1     8 1 2
#16 Oklahoma 4 0 1     7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 0     6 4 0
Nebraska 2 3 0     2 7 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 0 5 0     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) in the Big Six Conference during the 1947 college football season. In their first year under head coach Abe Stuber, the Cyclones compiled a 3–6 record (1–4 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 141 to 111.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The team's statistical leaders included Webb Halbert with 464 rushing yards, Ron Norman with 504 passing yards, Dean Laun with 246 receiving yards, and Harley Rollinger with 21 points (three field goals and 12 extra points).[3] Webb Halbert was the only Iowa State player to be selected as a first-team all-conference player.[4]

The team's regular starting lineup consisted of left end Dean Laun, left tackle Tom Southard, left guard Joe Brubaker, center Rod Rust, right guard Norman Anderson, right tackle Harley Rollinger, right end Bob Jensen, quarterback Don Ferguson, left halfback Webb Halbert, right halfback Vic Weber, and fullback Ray Klootwyk.[2] Rollinger and Weber were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20[[{{{school}}}|Iowa State Teachers]]*W 31–1431,050[5]
September 27Colorado*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 0–78,500[6]
October 4at KansasL 7–2717,500[7]
October 11Nebraska
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 7–1412,500[8]
October 18at Michigan State*L 0–2020,987[9]
October 25Missouridagger
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
L 7–2615,000[10]
November 1at OklahomaL 9–2723,000[11]
November 8at Drake*Des Moines, IAW 36–613,000[12]
November 15Kansas State
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
W 14–08,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 140. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. 2017 Fact Book, p. 74.
  5. Bert McGrane (September 21, 1947). "Cyclones Spank Tutors, 31-14". The Des Moines Register: p. V-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28378048/cyclones_spank_tutors_3114/.
  6. Norm Coder (September 28, 1947). "Colorado Nips I.S.C., 7-0". The Des Moines Register: p. V-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28357642/colorado_nips_isc_70/.
  7. Dixie Smith (October 5, 1947). "Evans Boosts Kansas By Cyclones, 27-7". The Des Moines Register: p. V-1, V-8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28378285/evans_boosts_kansas_by_cyclones_277/.
  8. Leighton Housh (October 12, 1947). "Outplayed Huskers Trip Cyclones, 14-7". The Des Moines Register: p. 6S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28378535/outplayed_huskers_trip_cyclones_147/.
  9. Marshall Dann (October 19, 1947). "Long Sprints Win for Spartans, 20-0". Detroit Free Press: p. Sports 1, 4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20691748/long_sprints_win_for_spartans_200/.
  10. Leighton Housh (October 26, 1947). "Iowa State Falls: Missouri Controls Big Six Game From the Start, 26-7". The Des Moines Register: p. 17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28379224/iowa_state_falls_missouri_controls_big/.
  11. John Cronley (November 2, 1947). "Grads Cheer, Sooners Win, 27-9". The Daily Oklahoman: pp. Sports 1, 3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28379632/grads_cheer_sooners_win_279/.
  12. Leighton Housh (November 9, 1947). "Cyclones Frolic Past Drake, 36-6". The Des Moines Register: pp. 1S, 8S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28366346/cyclones_frolic_past_drake_366/.
  13. "Cyclones Put 25th Blot on K-State, 14-0". The Des Moines Register: pp. V-1, V-3. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28380034/cyclones_put_25th_blot_on_kstate_140/.
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