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1947 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceBorder Conference
1947 record4–5–1 (1–5–1 Border)
Head coachBerl Huffman (1st season)
Home stadiumZimmerman Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

Template:1947 Border Conference football standings The 1947 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Border Conference during the 1947 college football season. In their first season under head coach Berl Huffman, the Lobos compiled a 4–5–1 record (1–5–1 against conference opponents), finished seventh in the Border Conference, and were outscored by opponents by a total of 182 to 171.[1][2]

Berl Huffman was hired as the head football coach in March 1947. He had been an assistant coach at Texas Tech since 1935.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Arizona StateL 12–25[4]
October 4at Kansas State*
W 20–1810,000[5]
October 11New Mexico A&M
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
W 20–012,000[6]
October 17at Hardin–Simmons
L 7–33[7]
October 25at ArizonaL 12–2215,000[8]
November 1at Texas MinesT 20–2011,000[9]
November 8Fresno State*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 34–37,000[10]
November 15Drake*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 8–77,000[11]
November 22Texas Techdagger
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 20–2610,000[12]
November 29West Texas State
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 18–287,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/new-mexico/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  2. "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 140. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/unm.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/8/30/2018_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  3. "Berl Huffman New Lobo Football Coach; Spring Practice Set for April 15". Albuquerque Journal: p. 3. April 1, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25738061/berl_huffman_new_lobo_football_coach/.
  4. Bill McMorris (September 28, 1947). "Wildcats, Sun Devils Chalk Up Grid Wins". The Arizona Republic: p. 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25739263/wildcats_sun_devils_chalk_up_grid_wins/.
  5. "Lobos Beat Cats 20-18". Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle: p. 1. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28110423/lobos_beat_cats_2018/.
  6. "Lobos Trounce Aggies, 20-0, for First Win of Conference Campaign". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25738335/lobos_trounce_aggies_200_for_first/.
  7. Jack Durham (October 18, 1947). "Cowboys Swat Stubborn New Mexico Crew, 33-7". Abilene Reporter-News: p. 6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28111211/cowboys_swat_stubborn_new_mexico_crew/.
  8. Abe Chanin (October 26, 1947). "Wildcats Overpower Lobos 22-12 Before Moms, Dads". The Arizona Daily Star: pp. 1, 22. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25739104/wildcats_overpower_lobos_2212_before/.
  9. Chuck Whitlock (November 2, 1947). "Miners, Lobos In 20-20 Tie". The El Paso Times: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28111472/miners_lobos_in_2020_tie/.
  10. Wilbur Bentley (November 9, 1947). "Lobos Break Victory Drouth With Handsome 34-3 Win Over Fresno State". Albuquerque Journal: p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25738517/lobos_break_victory_drouth_with/.
  11. Wilbur Bentley (November 16, 1947). "Gatewood's Passing Gives Lobos Narrow Victory Over Drake, 8 to 7". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25738710/gatewoods_passing_gives_lobos_narrow/.
  12. Wilbur Bentley (November 23, 1947). "Lobos' Great Rally in Last Half Falls Short as Raiders Win Battle, 26-20". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25738815/lobos_great_rally_in_last_half_falls/.
  13. "Long Runs Aid West Texas as Buffaloes Beat Lobos, 28-18, in Finale". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. November 30, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25738906/long_runs_aid_west_texas_as_buffaloes/.
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