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1947 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record1–7–1
Head coachTom Hamilton (2nd year of 2nd stint; 5th overall season)
CaptainDick Scott
Home stadiumThompson Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Southern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Marshall         9 3 0
Virginia         7 3 0
West Virginia         6 4 0
Georgetown         3 4 1
Chattanooga         4 6 0
Miami (FL)         2 7 0
Navy         1 7 1
Florida State         0 5 0

The 1947 Navy Midshipmen football team was an American football team that represented the United States Naval Academy as an independent during the 1947 college football season. In its fifth non-consecutive season under head coach Tom Hamilton, the team compiled a 1–7–1 record and was outscored by a total of 165 to 86.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at CaliforniaL 7–1480,000[3]
October 4ColumbiaL 6–1322,000[4]
October 11No. 13 DukeT 14–1435,000[5]
October 18at CornellW 38–19[6]
October 25at No. 8 PennL 0–2180,000[7]
November 1vs. No. 1 Notre DameL 0–2784,117[8]
November 8Georgia Tech
  • Municipal Stadium
  • Baltimore, MD
L 14–1635,000[9]
November 15No. 8 Penn State
  • Municipal Stadium
  • Baltimore, MD
L 7–2025,000[10]
November 29vs. No. 12 ArmyL 0–21103,000[11]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Football History". United States Naval Academy. p. 191. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/navy/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/History-2014-Guide.pdf. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  2. "Navy Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/navy/1945-1949_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. Emmons Byrne (September 28, 1947). "80,000 Witness Bears' 14 to 7 Upset of Navy". Oakland Tribune: pp. 1, 20. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28463442/80000_witness_bears_14_to_7_upset_of/.
  4. Robert Elmer (October 5, 1947). "Columbia Hands Navy Eleven Second Loss In Row, 13-6: Bill Hawkins Scores With 55-Yard Run". The Baltimore Sun: p. 29. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28222933/columbia_hands_navy_eleven_second_loss/.
  5. 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/.
  6. Elliot Cushing (October 19, 1949). "Navy Overpowers Courageous Cornell Before Record 35,500 Crowd, 38 to 19". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 1D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28226040/navy_overpowers_courageous_cornell/.
  7. Art Morrow (October 26, 1947). "80,000 Watch Penn Win, 21-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 2S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28216863/80000_watch_penn_win_210/.
  8. Edward Burns (November 2, 1947). "Notre Dame Sinks Navy: Lujack Passes Notre Dame To 27 To 0 Victory Against Navy". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1, II-7. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28663061/notre_dame_sinks_navy_lujack_passes/.
  9. "Georgia Tech Defeats Navy, 16-14". The Baltimore Sun: p. 1. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28511819/georgia_tech_defeats_navy_1614/.
  10. Stuart B. McIver (November 16, 1947). "Penn State Victor Over Navy, 20-7". The Baltimore Sun: pp. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28447439/penn_state_victor_over_navy_207/.
  11. George M. Mawhinney (November 30, 1947). "103,000 Grid Fans Jam City To See Army Beat Navy: Truman Tops List of Spectators At Football Classic in Stadium; Cadets and Middies Thrill Throngs". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. S1, S2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28513583/103000_grid_fans_jam_city_to_see_army/.
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