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1947 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
Border champion
Sun Bowl, L 12–13 vs. Miami (OH)
ConferenceBorder Conference
1947 record6–5 (4–0 Border)
Head coachDell Morgan (7th season)
Home stadiumTech Stadium/Jones Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

Template:1947 Border Conference football standings The 1947 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team was an American football team that represented Texas Technological College (later known as Texas Tech University) as a member of the Border Conference during the 1947 college football season. In its seventh season under head coach Dell Morgan, the team compiled a 6–5 record (4–0 against conference opponents), lost to Miami (OH) in the 1948 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 228 to 184.[1]

The team played its first four home games at Tech Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. The final home game of the season was played on November 29, 1947, at the new Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium.[2] The new concrete and steel stadium was built at a cost of $400,000 and was named in honor of the college's president emeritus and his wife.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20at Texas*L 33–030,000[4]
September 27vs. Texas A&M*L 29–720,000[5]
October 4West Texas State
W 21–1311,000[6]
October 11Tulsa*
  • Tech Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 14–712,500[7][8]
October 18Baylor*
L 6–3213,000[9]
October 25at Denver*W 36–717,947[10]
November 1at Rice*L 40–716,000[11]
November 8Arizona
  • Tech Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 41–2811,000[12]
November 22at New MexicoW 26–2010,000[13]
November 29Hardin–Simmonsdagger
W 14–620,000[2]
January 1, 1948vs. Miami (OH)*L 12–1315,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tech Beats H-SU, Accepts Sun Bowl Bid". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 1. November 30, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28134885/tech_beats_hsu_accepts_sun_bowl_bid/.
  3. "New $400,000 Stadium To Be Dedicated At Grid Game". Lubbock Morning Avalanche: p. 1. November 29, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28152690/new_400000_stadium_to_be_dedicated_at/.
  4. Weldon Hart (September 21, 1947). "Terrific Cherry T Squashes Raiders". The Austin American: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28150250/terrific_cherry_t_squashes_raiders/.
  5. "Raiders Beaten By Aggies". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28150466/raiders_beaten_by_aggies/.
  6. Tom Miller (October 5, 1947). "Red Raiders Stage Rally To Defeat WTSTC, 21 To 13". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28139025/red_raiders_stage_rally_to_defeat/.
  7. "Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football, 2017 Record & Fact Book". University of Tulsa. 2017. p. 163. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/tulsahurricane.com/documents/2017/8/1/TU_FB17_MG_web_.pdf. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  8. "Red Raiders Trounce Tulsa In Bitter Grid Duel, 14 to 7". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28150644/red_raiders_trounce_tulsa_in_bitter/.
  9. Joe Kelly (October 19, 1947). "Baylor's Deceptive Bruins Trample Red Raiders, 32 To 6". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28152149/baylors_deceptive_bruins_trample_red/.
  10. Joe Kelly (October 26, 1947). "Raiders Surge From Behind To Overpower Denver, 36-7". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28153700/raiders_surge_from_behind_to_overpower/.
  11. "Rebounding Rice Owls Storm Over Tech's Raiders, 40-7". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28153941/rebounding_rice_owls_storm_over_techs/.
  12. Joe Kelly (November 9, 1947). "Raiders Turn Back Wildcats In Wild Scoring Duel, 41-28". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28117433/raiders_turn_back_wildcats_in_wild/.
  13. Wilbur Bentley (November 23, 1947). "Lobos' Great Rally in Last Half Falls Short as Raiders Win Battle, 26-20". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25738815/lobos_great_rally_in_last_half_falls/.
  14. Chuck Whitlock (January 2, 1948). "Miami Edges Texas Tech In Sun Bowl". The El Paso Times: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28151485/miami_edges_texas_tech_in_sun_bowl/.

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