1947 Miami Redskins football
Sun Bowl, W 13–12 vs. Texas Tech
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1947 record9–0–1 (2–0 MAC)
Head coachSid Gillman (4th season)
CaptainBill Hoover
Home stadiumMiami Field
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Template:1947 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1947 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University during the 1947 college football season. In their fourth and final season under head coach Sid Gillman, the Redskins compiled a 9–0–1 record, outscored all opponents by a combined total of 240 to 97, and defeated Texas Tech, 13–12, in the 1948 Sun Bowl.[1]

Miami University and Western Michigan College were admitted to the MAC in July 1947. Wayne University then resigned from the conference in protest over the admission of schools not located in urban centers.[2] Because Miami and Western Michigan did not schedule a full slate of games against MAC opponents in 1947, they were not eligible to compete for the conference championship.


September 27Murray State*W 28–129,300[3]
October 4vs. Kent State*Akron, OHW 35–714,118[4]
October 11Bowling Green*
  • Miami Field
  • Oxford, OH
W 33–199,000[5]
October 18at Xavier*
T 6–613,000[6]
October 21Ohio
  • Miami Field
  • Oxford, OH
W 21–013,000[7]
November 1at Bradley*Peoria, ILW 32–27[8]
November 8Dayton*
  • Miami Field
  • Oxford, OH
W 12–011,421[9]
November 15at Wichita*W 22–79,000[10]
November 27at Cincinnati
W 38–723,000[11]
January 1, 1948vs. Texas Tech*W 13–1215,000[12]
  • *Non-conference game


  1. "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide". 2005. pp. 117, 122. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mioh/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/113-150_History.pdf. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  2. "Two Schools Join College Loop". The Cincinnati Enquirer: p. 1C. July 11, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27905159/two_schools_join_college_loop/.
  3. "Miami Beats Murray State, 28-12, In Opener". Dayton Daily News: p. II-2. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28326940/miami_beats_murray_state_2812_in/.
  4. "Kent State Is Easy For Miami, 35-7". The Dayton Daily News: p. Sports 5. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28314772/kent_state_is_easy_for_miami_357/.
  5. "Miami University Tops Bowling Green For Third Straight Win". The Dayton Daily News: p. Sports 2. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28313563/miami_university_tops_bowling_green_for/.
  6. Bill Ford (October 19, 1947). "Xavier And Miami Battle To 6-6 Tie". The Cincinnati Enquirer: p. 33. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27923320/xavier_and_miami_battle_to_66_tie/.
  7. "Miami Routs Ohio U., 21-0". The Dayton Daily News: p. II-2. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28326833/miami_routs_ohio_u_210/.
  8. "Miami Outpoints Bradley 32-27 To Remain Unbeaten". The Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois): p. 13. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28326960/miami_outpoints_bradley_3227_to_remain/.
  9. Bill Barton (November 9, 1947). "Miami Beats Dayton, 12-0". Dayton Daily News: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28326984/miami_beats_dayton_120/.
  10. "Miami Routs Wichita". The Dayton Daily News: p. Sports 2. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27899246/miami_routs_wichita/.
  11. Dick Forbes (November 9, 1947). "Bearcats Blow Over Hurricanes, 20-7". The Cincinnati Enquirer. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28199409/bearcats_blow_over_hurricanes_207/.
  12. Chuck Whitlock (January 2, 1948). "Miami Edges Texas Tech In Sun Bowl". The El Paso Times: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28151485/miami_edges_texas_tech_in_sun_bowl/.
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