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1947 VMI Keydets football
Conference Southern Conference
1947 record 3–5–1 (2–3–1 SoCon)
Head coach Arthur Morton (1st year)
Home stadium Alumni Field
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 VMI Keydets football team was an American football team that represented the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach Arthur Morton, the team compiled a 3–5–1 record (2–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in 11th place in the conference, and was outscored by a total of 152 to 120.[1] The team played its home games at Alumni Field in Lexington, Virginia.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Catawba*
W 13–64,000[2]
October 4George Washington
  • Alumni Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 13–7[3]
October 11at No. 4 Georgia Tech*L 0–2025,000[4]
October 18at RichmondL 20–218,000[5]
October 25 No. 13 Virginiadagger
  • Alumni Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 6–3512,000[6]
November 1at DavidsonT 14–14[7]
November 8at No. 15 William & MaryL 20–288,000[8]
November 15at The CitadelL 6–76,700[9]
November 27vs. Virginia TechW 28–1429,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1951 Virginia Military Institute Keydets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/virginia-military-institute/1951-schedule.html.
  2. "VMI Bests Catawba". The Tennesseean: p. 3C. September 28, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28307221/vmi_bests_catawba/.
  3. "VMI Rally Beats Geo. Wash., 13-7". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 6S. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28307444/vmi_rally_beats_geo_wash_137/.
  4. "Georgia Tech Subdues VMI, 20-0". Daily Press (Newport News): p. 13A. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28307684/georgia_tech_subdues_vmi_200/.
  5. "Richmond Outlasts VMI, 21-20". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 6. October 19, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28300101/richmond_outlasts_vmi_2120/.
  6. "Virginia Spoils VMI Homecoming With 35-6 Victory". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 6. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28307896/virginia_spoils_vmi_homecoming_with/.
  7. "Davidson Wildcats Rally In 4th Period To Earn 14-14 Tie With VMI's Keydets". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 9. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28308052/davidson_wildcats_rally_in_4th_period/.
  8. "William And Mary Wins, 28-10, Despite Late VMI Rally". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 9. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28308246/william_and_mary_wins_2810_despite/.
  9. "Citadel Upsets V.M.I., 7 to 6". The Greenville News: p. 2B. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28308569/citadel_upsets_vmi_7_to_6/.
  10. "Squadron Flies Over Gobblers 28–14". The V.M.I. Cadet (Virginia Military Institute): p. 1. December 1, 1947. http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15821coll8/id/9156/rec/10. Retrieved February 2, 2016.

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