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1947 TCU Horned Frogs football
Delta Bowl, L 9–13 vs. Ole Miss
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1947 record4–5–2 (2–3–1 SWC)
Head coachDutch Meyer (14th season)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
Template:1947 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1947 TCU Horned Frogs football team was an American football team that represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the Southwest Conference during the 1947 college football season. In its 14th season under head coach Dutch Meyer, the team compiled a 4–5–2 record (2–3–1 against conference opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 114 to 99. TCU lost to Ole Miss by a score of 13–9 in the 1948 Delta Bowl.[1] The team played its home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20at Kansas*T 0–015,000[2]
September 27Oklahoma A&M*L 7–1414,000[3]
October 4at ArkansasL 0–616,000[4]
October 10at Miami (FL)*W 19–628,686[5]
October 18Texas A&M
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 26–030,000[6]
October 25at Oklahoma*W 20–723,000[7]
November 1at BaylorW 14–716,000[8]
November 15at No. 7 TexasL 0–2043,000[9]
November 22No. 20 Rice
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
L 0–75,000[10]
November 29No. 3 SMU
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
T 19–1931,000[11]
January 1, 1948vs. No. 12 Ole MissL 9–1328,800[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 TCU Horned Frogs". SR/College Footbal. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-christian/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. "Kansas, TCU Fight To Scoreless Tie". The Sunday News and Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri): p. 11. September 21, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28627568/kansas_tcu_fight_to_scoreless_tie/.
  3. 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/.
  4. "44-Yard Pass Pay Gives Hogs 6-to-0 Triumph Over Toads". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. 14. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28490016/44yard_pass_pay_gives_hogs_6to0/.
  5. Guy Butler (October 11, 1947). "Stout Too Strong, Christians Roll Back U-M For Revenge". Miami Daily News: p. 6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28613630/stout_too_strong_christians_roll_back/.
  6. Wilbur Martin (October 19, 1947). "TCU Runs Over Aggies, 26 to 0". The Austin American-Statesman: p. 17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28628055/tcu_runs_over_aggies_26_to_0/.
  7. Saul Feldman (October 26, 1947). "Sooners Fold, 20-7: TCU Outplays OU To Register Easy Gridiron Victory". Miami Daily News-Record: p. 4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28475142/sooners_fold_207_tcu_outplays_ou_to/.
  8. Oscar Larnce (November 2, 1947). "TCU Frogs Capture 14-7 Victory to Spoil Baylor's Homecoming". Waco Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 1, 2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28279413/tcu_frogs_capture_147_victory_to_spoil/.
  9. Weldon Hart (November 16, 1947). "Steers Blast Noted TCU Defense, 20-0". Sunday American-Statesman: pp. 1, 17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28451858/steers_blast_noted_tcu_defense_200/.
  10. "Rice Tops TCU to Take Third Place in Conference Standings". Waco Sunday Tribune-Herald: p. Sports 2. November 23, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28623150/rice_tops_tcu_to_take_third_place_in/.
  11. Jinx Tucker (November 30, 1947). "Mustangs Rush Back In Final Seconds to Tie Frogs, 19-19". Waco Sunday Tribune-Herald: pp. 16-17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28442220/mustangs_rush_back_in_final_seconds_to/.
  12. "Ole Miss Rallies in 4th to Beat TCU, 13-9". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 8. January 2, 1948. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28563786/ole_miss_rallies_in_4th_to_beat_tcu/.
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