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1947 Lafayette Leopards football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record6–3
Head coachIvy Williamson (1st season)
Home stadiumFisher 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 Lafayette Leopards football team was an American football team represented the Lafayette College during the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach Ivy Williamson, the team compiled a 6–3 record and was outscored by a total of 156 to 89. The Leopards lost their first two games under their new head coach, but then won six of seven games during the remainder of the season.[1] The team played its home games at Fisher Field in Easton, Pennsylvania.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27MuhlenbergL 0–388,000[2]
October 4at PennL 0–5951,283[3]
October 11Gettysburg
  • Fisher Field
  • Easton, PA
W 14–137,000[4]
October 18Bucknell
  • Fisher Field
  • Easton, PA
W 27–79,000[5]
October 25at Washington & Jefferson
W 20–125,500[6]
November 1Syracuse
  • Fisher Field
  • Easton, PA
W 14–710,000[7]
November 8Rutgers
  • Fisher Field
  • Easton, PA
L 0–2011,000[8]
November 15at FordhamW 7–05,900[9]
November 22at LehighW 7–016,000[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2009 Lafayette Football Media Guide". Lafayette College. 2009. https://s3.amazonaws.com/goleopards.com/documents/2018/8/2/2009FB_125_154.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. "Mules Tan Leopards, 38-0". The Morning Call: p. 19. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27973143/mules_tan_leopards_380/.
  3. Art Morrow (October 5, 1947). "Penn Crushes Lafayette, 59-0; 51,283 See Luongo Score Four". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 4S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28217894/penn_crushes_lafayette_590_51283/.
  4. "Lafayette Wins 14-13 Over Bullets". Sunday Call-Chronicle (Allentown, PA): pp. 19, 23. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28387981/lafayette_wins_1413_over_bullets/.
  5. "Lafayette Strikes Its Stride To Score Surprising 27 to 7 Win Over Bisons of Bucknell". October 19, 1947. p. 22. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28388121/lafayette_strikes_its_stride_to_score/.
  6. "Lafayette Beats Wash-Jeff, 20-12". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 31. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28388245/lafayette_beats_washjeff_2012/.
  7. "Lafayette Upsets Dope by Turning in 14 to 7 Win At Expense of Syracuse". Sunday Call-Chronicle (Allentown, PA): p. 22. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28388373/lafayette_upsets_dope_by_turning_in_14/.
  8. Joe Burns (November 9, 1947). "Last Period Surge Wins For Rutgers". The Sunday Times (New Brunswick, NJ): pp. 1, 20. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28221670/last_period_surge_wins_for_rutgers/.
  9. Dana Mozley (November 16, 1947). "Lafayette Nips Rams In 1st Quarter, 7-0". The Daily News (New York City): p. 102. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28381171/lafayette_nips_rams_in_1st_quarter_70/.
  10. Frank O'Gara (November 23, 1947). "Lafayette Beats Lehigh". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. S1, S2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28381364/lafayette_beats_lehigh/.
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