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1947 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
1947 record3–6 (2–4 Big Nine)
Head coachBob Voigts (1st season)
MVPArt Murakowski
CaptainVince Di Francesca[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Michigan 6 0 0     10 0 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Minnesota 3 3 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 3 1     5 3 1
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Northwestern 2 4 0     3 6 0
Ohio State 1 4 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Northwestern Wildcats team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1947 Big Nine Conference football season. In its first year under head coach Bob Voigts, the team compiled a 3–6 record (2–4 against Big Nine Conference opponents),finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored opponents by a total of 197 to 129.[2]

No Northwestern players were named to the 1947 All-Big Nine Conference football teams.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Vanderbilt*L 0–342,000[3]
October 4UCLA*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 27–2644,000[4]
October 11at No. 17 MinnesotaL 21–3760,669[5]
October 18No. 1 Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 21–4948,000[6]
October 25Indianadagger
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 7–642,000[7]
November 1Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0–2943,000[8]
November 8at Ohio StateL 6–770,203[9]
November 15No. 1 Notre Dame*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (rivalry)
L 19–2648,000[10]
November 22at No. 12 IllinoisW 28–1352,158[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 147. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=6.
  2. "1947 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  3. Arch Ward (September 28, 1947). "N.U. Loses, 3 To 0: Vanderbilt's Upset Victory Stuns 42,000". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28432545/nu_loses_3_to_0_vanderbilts_upset/.
  4. Paul Zimmerman (October 5, 1947). "Bruins Upset By Wildcats, 27-26". Los Angeles Times: p. 13. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28432799/bruins_upset_by_wildcats_2726/.
  5. Charles Johnson (October 12, 1947). "Alert Gophers Whip Cats 37-21". Minneapolis Sunday Tribune: pp. Sports 1-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28432962/gophers_whip_cats_3721/.
  6. Bob Latshaw (October 19, 1947). "Michigan Rolls On: Power Kills 'Cats, 49-21". Detroit Free Press: p. 1C. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28434401/michigan_rolls_on_power_kills_cats/.
  7. Jack K. Overmyer (October 26, 1947). "IU Loses, 7 to 6: Wildcats Turn Stolen Pass Into Victory". the Indianapolis Star: p. 41. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28433262/iu_loses_7_to_6/.
  8. Charles Bartlett (November 2, 1947). "Wisconsin Routs N.U. 29-0: Badgers Crush Wildcats on Big First Half". Chicago Tribune: pp. II-1, II-7. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28433437/wisconsin_routs_nu_290_badgers/.
  9. Edward Burns (November 9, 1947). "Game Ends, Then Ohio State Beats N.U., 7 to 6: Penalties on Purple Set Up 5 Extra People". Chicago Tribune: pp. II-1, II-6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28433622/game_ends_then_ohio_state_beats_nu/.
  10. Wilfrid Smith (November 16, 1947). "Notre Dame, 26, Northwestern, 19: Irish Score 3 Touchdowns with Passes". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28433899/notre_dame_26_northwestern_19_irish/.
  11. Charles Chamberlain (November 23, 1947). "2 Wildcat Rallies Bring 28-13 Victory Over Illini". The Pantagraph: p. 11. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28434212/2_wildcat_rallies_bring_2813_victory/.


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