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1947 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1947 record3–7 (0–2 MVC)
Head coachJim Lookabaugh (9th season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1946
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Template:1947 Missouri Valley Conference football standings

The 1947 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Oklahoma State University–Stillwater) in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1947 college football season. In their ninth year under head coach Jim Lookabaugh, the Cowboys compiled a 3–7 record (0–2 against conference opponents), finished in last place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 134 to 116.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included halfback Jim Spavital with 411 rushing yards and 36 points scored, Bob Cook with 188 passing yards, and Don Van Pool with 92 receiving yards.[3]

No Oklahoma A&M players received first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 1947.[4]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20at Kansas State*W 12–0> 12,000[5]
September 27at TCU*W 14–714,000[6]
October 4at Denver*L 14–26[7]
October 11SMU*L 14–2118,000[8]
October 18Georgia*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 7–2021,000[9]
October 25at DrakeL 9–136,000[10]
November 1at TempleW 26–012,000[11]
November 8Tulsa
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 0–1328,500[12]
November 15Kansas*dagger
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 7–1315,000[13]
November 29at No. 20 Oklahoma*L 13–2132,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 172. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/okstate.com/documents/2016/8/1/2016_Oklahoma_State_Football_Guide.pdf. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  5. "Aggies Down Cats 12-0 in Opener". Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle: p. 5. September 21, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28481356/aggies_down_cats_120_in_opener/.
  6. Jinx Tucker (September 28, 1947). "Surprising Oklahoma Aggies Topple Horned Frogs, 11 to 7". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 2, 4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28481585/surprising_oklahoma_aggies_topple/.
  7. "Denver Trips Oklags, 26-14". The Salt Lake Tribune: p. B9. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28365505/denver_trips_oklags_2614/.
  8. "SMU Slides By Oklahoma A&M". The Austin American: p. 17. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28441644/smu_slides_by_oklahoma_am/.
  9. John Cronley (October 19, 1947). "Georgia Overpowers Aggies, 20 to 7: Cowboys Fall After Taking Early 7-6 Lead". https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28487786/georgia_overpowers_aggies_20_to_7/.
  10. "Drake Shocks Oklahoma Ags, 13-9". The Des Moines Register: pp. 9-10. October 25, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28366214/drake_shocks_oklahoma_ags_139/.
  11. "Okla. Aggies Trim Temple, 26-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. S1, S2. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28006381/okla_aggies_trim_temple_260/.
  12. Saul Feldman (November 9, 1947). "Tulsa Trips Ags, 13-0". Miami Daily News-Record: p. 4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28404748/tulsa_trips_ags_130/.
  13. John Cronley (November 16, 1947). "Hawks' Stuff Barely Enough To Beat Pokes". The Daily Oklahoman: pp. Sports 1-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28488290/hawks_stuff_barely_enough_to_beat_pokes/.
  14. Hal Middlesworth (November 30, 1947). "Sooners Rope Aggies, 21-13". The Daily Oklahoman: pp. 1B, 4B. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28475406/sooners_rope_aggies_2113/.
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