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1947 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 9
1947 record8–2 (4–1 SoCon)
Head coachCarl Snavely (5th season)
Home stadiumKenan Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
William & Mary 7 1 0     9 2 0
North Carolina 4 1 0     8 2 0
South Carolina 4 1 1     6 2 1
Duke 3 1 1     4 3 2
Washington & Lee 3 2 0     5 5 0
Maryland 3 2 1     7 2 2
NC State 3 2 1     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 4 3 0     4 5 0
Davidson 3 3 1     6 3 1
Wake Forest 3 4 0     6 4 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 5 1
Clemson 1 3 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     3 5 0
Furman 1 4 0     2 7 0
Richmond 1 5 0     3 7 0
George Washington 0 4 9     1 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 North Carolina Tar Heels football team was an American football team that represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Southern Conference during the 1947 college football season. In its fifth year under head coach Carl Snavely, the team compiled an 8–2 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the conference, was ranked No. 9 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a total of 210 to 93.[1]

Three North Carolina players were selected by the Associated Press as first-team players on the 1947 All-Southern Conference football team: halfback Charlie Justice; end Art Weiner; and tackle Len Szafaryn.[2] Justice, known as "Choo Choo Charlie Justice", was a triple-threat man who was selected by a vote of the Southern Conference's 16 head coaches as the most valuable player in the conference during the 1947 season.[3]

The team played its home games at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Georgia*W 14–744,000[4]
October 4at Texas*L 0–3447,000[5]
October 11Wake ForestNo. 19
  • Kenan Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
L 7–1935,000[6]
October 18at William & MaryW 13–718,000[7]
October 25at Florida*W 35–725,000[8]
November 1Tennessee*
  • Kenan Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 20–641,000[9]
November 8NC StateNo. 18
  • Kenan Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 41–640,000[10]
November 15vs. MarylandNo. 19W 19–022,000[11]
November 22at DukeNo. 13W 21–056,000[12]
November 29Virginia*No. 10
W 40–740,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. "Cloud Is Captain Of All-Southern". The Cumberland News: p. 11. November 29, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3903521/cloud_is_captain_of_all_southern/.
  3. "Justice Is Voted 'Most Valuable'". The Evening Telegram (Rocky Mount, NC). November 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28504283/justice_is_voted_most_valuable/.
  4. Bob Goldwater (September 28, 1947). "Late Passing Attack Gives Carolina 14-7 Win Over Georgia". The Daily Tar Heel: pp. 1, 3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28505325/late_passing_attack_gives_carolina_147/.
  5. Weldon Hart (October 5, 1947). "Choo Choo Fails As Steers Blast Tar Heels, 34-0". Sunday American-Statesman (Austin, TX): pp. 1, 17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28448854/choo_choo_fails_as_steers_blast_tar/.
  6. "National Limelight Fades For Tar Heels As Deacons Win, 19-7". The Daily Tar Heel: pp. 1, 3. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28410075/national_limelight_fades_for_tar_heels/.
  7. "W&M Fumble In Fourth Quarter Gives North Carolina 14-7 Win". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 6. October 19, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28502884/wm_fumble_in_fourth_quarter_gives/.
  8. Billy Carmichael (October 26, 1947). "Tar Heels Bulldoze Florida For 35 to 7 Victory". The Daily Tar Heel: pp. 1, 3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28505641/tar_heels_bulldoze_florida_for_35_to_7/.
  9. Bob Goldwater (November 2, 1947). "Tar Heels Roll To 20-6 Triumph Over Tennessee". The Daily Tar Heel: pp. 1, 5. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28505987/tar_heels_roll_to_206_triumph_over/.
  10. "Powerful Tar Heels Slaughter Wolfpack, 41-6". The Daily Tar Heel: p. 1. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28402731/powerful_tar_heels_slaughter_wolfpack/.
  11. C.M. Gibbs (November 16, 1947). "North Carolina Downs University of Maryland, 19 To 0". The Baltimore Sun: pp. Sports 1-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28506410/north_carolina_downs_university_of/.
  12. Bob Goldwater (November 23, 1947). "Carolina, 21 - Duke, Nothing". The Daily Tar Heel: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28397977/carolina_21_duke_nothing/.
  13. Billy Anderson (November 30, 1947). "UNC Rolls Over Virginia Eleven, 40 to 7". Asheville Citizen-Times: pp. D1, D4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28507273/unc_rolls_over_virginia_eleven_40_to_7/.
  14. "1947 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1947-schedule.html.
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