1947 Princeton Tigers football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record5–3
Head coachCharlie Caldwell (3rd season)
Home stadiumPalmer Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Eastern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State         9 0 1
No. 7 Penn         7 0 1
Muhlenberg         9 1 0
Rutgers         8 1 0
No. 20 Columbia         7 2 0
No. 11 Army         5 2 2
Lafayette         6 3 0
Yale         6 3 0
Villanova         6 3 1
Boston University         5 3 0
Princeton         5 3 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Lehigh         5 4 0
Delaware         4 4 0
Brown         4 4 1
Dartmouth         4 4 1
Holy Cross         4 4 2
Harvard         4 5 0
Cornell         4 5 0
Syracuse         3 6 0
NYU         2 5 1
Temple         2 6 0
Duquesne         2 8 0
Colgate         1 5 2
Fordham         1 6 1
Pittsburgh         1 8 0
Drexel         0 8 0

The 1947 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University during the 1947 college football season. In its third season under head coach Charlie Caldwell, the team compiled a 5–4 record and outscored opponents by a total of 140 to 100.[1] The team played its home games at Palmer Stadium in Princeton, New Jersey.

Key players on the team included fullback George Franke and halfback George Sella.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4BrownW 21–725,000[2]
October 11at RutgersL 7–1330,426[3]
October 18Colgate
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 20–731,000[4]
October 25Cornell
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 21–2834,000[5]
November 1 No. 4 Penn
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 7–2649,000[6]
November 8at HarvardW 33–725,000[7]
November 15Yale
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 17–050,000[8]
November 22Dartmouth
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 14–1226,000[9]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1947 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. "Princeton Beats Brown, 21-7". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 33. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28212404/princeton_beats_brown_217/.
  3. "Rutgers Tames Princeton, 13-7, Before Record Stadium Crowd". The Sunday Times (New Brunswick, NJ): pp. 1, 22. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28212253/rutgers_tames_princeton_137_before/.
  4. Whitney Martin (October 19, 1947). "Princeton Beats Colgate, 20-7; Sella Runs 64 Yards". The Sunday Times (New Brunswick, NJ): p. 22. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28211827/princeton_beats_colgate_207_sella/.
  5. "Cornell Beats Princeton on Late Passes, 28-21". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 2S. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28211691/cornell_beats_princeton_on_late_passes/.
  6. Art Morrow (November 2, 1947). "Penn Beats Princeton for 5th Straight, 26-7". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 33. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28211551/penn_beats_princeton_for_5th_straight/.
  7. Melville Webb (November 9, 1947). "Princeton Claws Harvard, 33-7; Line Rips Crimson Wide Open". The Boston Globe: pp. 29-30. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28207074/princeton_claws_harvard_337_line/.
  8. Mort Berry (November 16, 1947). "Yale Beaten By Princeton". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 33. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28210608/yale_beaten_by_princeton/.
  9. Jack Woliston (November 23, 1947). "Princeton Edges Dartmouth, 14-12". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 33. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28210799/princeton_edges_dartmouth_1412/.
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