American Football Database
1947 Massachusetts Statesmen football
ConferenceYankee Conference
1947 record3–4–1 (0–1–1 YC)
Head coachThomas Eck (2nd year of 2nd stint; 3rd overall season)
Home stadiumAlumni Field
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Template:1947 Yankee Conference football standings The 1947 Massachusetts Statesmen football team was an American football team that represented the University of Massachusetts in the Yankee Conference during the 1947 college football season. In its third season under head coach Thomas Eck, the team compiled a 3–4–1 record (0–1–1 in conference play). The team played its home games at Alumni Field in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Yankee Conference began play in 1947, as Massachusetts joined the other land-grant colleges in New England to form the new conference.


September 27Bates*L 6–146,000[1]
October 4at [[{{{school}}}|Bowdoin]]*
  • Whittier Field
  • Brunswick, ME
W 7–6[2]
October 11at [[{{{school}}}|Worcester Tech]]*
W 33–0[3]
October 18Rhode Island
  • Alumni Field
  • Amherst, MA
L 13–20> 4,500[4]
October 25[[{{{school}}}|Norwich]]dagger*
  • Alumni Field
  • Amherst, MA
W 39–0> 4,500[5]
November 1at Vermont
T 7–74,500[6]
November 8at Springfield*
L 7–14[7]
November 15Tufts*
  • Alumni Field
  • Amherst, MA
L 6–204,000[8]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming