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1947 Oregon Webfoots football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1947 record7–3 (5–1 PCC)
Head coachJim Aiken (1st season)
Home stadiumHayward Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 6 0 0     7 2 1
#15 California 5 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon 5 1 0     7 3 0
UCLA 4 2 0     5 4 0
Montana 2 1 0     7 4 0
Oregon State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 4 0
Stanford 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Oregon Webfoots football team was an American football team that represented the University of Oregon in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1947 college football season. In its third season under head coach Jim Aiken, the team compiled a 7–3 record (5–1 against PCC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the PCC, and outscored their opponents by a total of 174 to 121.[1] The team played its home games at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin led the PCC with 76 completions for 939 passing yards and an average of 40.1 yards per punt.[2] Halfback Jake Leicht led the conference with 630 rushing yards on 119 carries.[2] Dan Garza led the team in scoring with 30 points.[2]

Three Oregon players were honored on the 1947 All-Pacific Coast football teams selected by the PCC coaches, the United Press (UP) and Associated Press (AP): Van Brocklin at quarterback (AP-1, UP-1, Coaches-1); Leicht at halfback (Coaches-1, UP-1); and Brad Ecklund (Coaches-1).[3][4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20Montana State*W 27–1411,500[6]
September 27Texas*L 13–38> 30,000[7]
October 4Nevada*
  • Hayward Field
  • Eugene, OR
L 6–1310,000[8]
October 11at UCLAL 7–2443,713[9]
October 18Washington
  • Multnomah Stadium
  • Portland, OR
W 6–024,588[10]
October 25 No. 20 San Francisco*
  • Hayward Field
  • Eugene, OR
W 34–711,400[11]
November 1Idaho
  • Hayward Field
  • Eugene, OR
W 34–78,300[12]
November 8at Washington StateW 12–613,500[13]
November 15at StanfordW 21–612,000[14]
November 22Oregon Statedagger
W 14–620,000[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Oregon Ducks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oregon/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Leicht, Van Brocklin Leaders in Coast Statistics". Eugene Register-Guard: p. 10. November 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28097879/leicht_van_brocklin_leaders_in_coast/.
  3. "Coaches Pick All Coast". The Statesman, Salem, Oregon: p. 14. December 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2639190/1947_coaches_all_pcc_football_team/.(coaches)
  4. "Van Brocklin Nabs AP All-Coast Slot". The Statesman, Salem, Oregon: p. 10. November 25, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/image/80175981/. (AP)
  5. Hal Wood (November 26, 1947). "Bruin, Troy Stars Dominate All-Coast Conference Squad". Nevada State Journal: p. 11. https://www.newspapers.com/image/75111722/. (UP)
  6. "Bobcats Lead Oregon Most of Way Only to Lose by 27 to 14". Montana Standard: p. 14. September 21, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28093476/bobcats_lead_oregon_most_of_way_only_to/.
  7. "Oregon Loses, But Gallantly, 38 to 13". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28095085/oregon_loses_but_gallantly_38_to_13/.
  8. "Them Gridders From Reno Get Revenge, 13-6". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28095289/them_gridders_from_reno_get_revenge/.
  9. Frank Finch (October 12, 1947). "Bruins Beat Stubborn Webfoots by 24-7 Before 43,713". Los Angeles Times: p. II-5, II-6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28095572/bruins_beat_stubborn_webfoots_by_247/.
  10. "Oregon Is Great! 6-0 Over Huskies". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. October 19, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28095835/oregon_is_great_60_over_huskies/.
  11. "Sunny Day, Sunny game! By 34-7, We Beat Dons". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28096313/sunny_day_sunny_game_by_347_we_beat/.
  12. "Oregon Grabs Easy Tilt From Vandals, 34-7". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28096832/oregon_grabs_easy_tilt_from_vandals/.
  13. "'Terrific Weather' Can't Stop Ducks". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28097026/terrific_weather_cant_stop_ducks/.
  14. "Indians Drop Eighth! Van Brocklin Paces Oregon to 21-6 Win". The San Francisco Examiner: pp. 23-24. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28097311/indians_drop_eighth_van_brocklin_paces/.
  15. "Oregon Ends Great Season, 14-6: Big Victory Gives a Tie for Second". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. November 23, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28097639/oregon_ends_great_season_146_big/.
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