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1947 Richmond Spiders football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1947 record3–7 (1–5 SoCon)
Head coachJohn Fenlon (3rd season)
Home stadiumCity 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 Richmond Spiders football team was an American football team that represented the University of Richmond in the 1947 college football season. In its third and final season under head coach John Fenlon, the team compiled a 3–7 record (1–5 against conference opponents), finished in 15th place in the conference, and was outscored by a total of 189 to 106.[1] The team played its home games at City Stadium in Richmond, Virginia.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20[[{{{school}}}|Randolph–Macon]]*W 28–710,000[2]
September 27Washington and Lee
  • City Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
L 3–1611,000[3]
October 4at [[{{{school}}}|Rollins]]*Orlando, FLL 7–206,500[4]
October 10at MarylandL 6–18[5]
October 18VMI
  • City Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 21–208,000[6]
October 25Hampden-Sydney*
  • City Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 20–04,000[7]
November 1at No. 12 Virginia*L 0–3412,000[8]
November 8Davidson
  • City Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
L 7–133,000[9]
November 15at VPIL 14–265,500[10]
November 27 No. 14 William & Mary
  • City Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
L 0–3515,000[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Richmond Spiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/richmond/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. "Spiders Score 3 Times In 2nd Half To Defeat Stubborn Randolph-Macon". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 6. September 21, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28299769/spiders_score_3_times_in_2nd_half_to/.
  3. "Washington and Lee Generals Bowl Over Richmond, 16-3". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 7. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28299942/washington_and_lee_generals_bowl_over/.
  4. "Rollins Upsets Richmond, 20-7". St. Petersburg Times: p. 28. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28295765/rollins_upsets_richmond_207/.
  5. "Maryland Defeats Richmond, 18-6". The Baltimore Sun: p. 11. October 11, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28299565/maryland_defeats_richmond_186/.
  6. "Richmond Outlasts VMI, 21-20". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 6. October 19, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28300101/richmond_outlasts_vmi_2120/.
  7. "Richmond Wins, 20-0: Spiders Stop After First Three Scores". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 6. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28300258/richmond_wins_200/.
  8. "Virginia Passes Subdue Stubborn Spider Eleven, 34-0". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 8. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28300434/virginia_passes_subdue_stubborn_spider/.
  9. "Davidson Overcomes Richmond". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 9. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28300612/davidson_overcomes_richmond/.
  10. "Muddy Field Only Slight Deterrent To VPI In 26-14 Win Over Spiders". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 7. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28300771/muddy_field_only_slight_deterrent_to/.
  11. "William And Mary Clinches Conference Crown With 35-0 Victory Over Spiders". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 9. November 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28300904/william_and_mary_clinches_conference/.
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