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1947 Villanova Wildcats football
Great Lakes Bowl, L 14–24 vs. Kentucky
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record6–3–1
Head coachJordan Olivar (5th season)
CaptainAlfred Barker
Home stadiumShibe Park, Villanova 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 Villanova Wildcats football team was an American football] team that represented Villanova University as an independent during the 1947 college football season. In its fifth season under head coach Jordan Olivar, the team compiled a 6–3–1 record and lost to Kentucky in the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl.[1][2]

The team played three of its home games at Shibe Park in Philadelphia and one game at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20Merchant MarineW 60–010,000[3]
September 27at ArmyL 0–1328,000[4]
October 3Miami (FL)T 7–726,500[5]
October 11at Holy CrossW 13–620,047[6]
October 18Detroit
  • Shibe Park
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 14–1215,572[7]
October 24at Boston CollegeL 0–640,184[8]
November 8at MarquetteW 25–712,000[9]
November 15Georgetown
  • Shibe Park
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 14–1215,000[10]
November 23at San FranciscoW 21–1920,000[11]
December 6vs. KentuckyL 14–2415,000[12]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Villanova Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/villanova/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. "2016 Villanova football Media Guide". Villanova.com. http://www.provationsgroup.org/publications/2016-Villanova-Football-Guide/#?page=148. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. Mort Berry (September 21, 1947). "Villanova Victor, 60-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27990210/villanova_victor_600/.
  4. Gene Ward (September 28, 1947). "Army Wins, 13-0, on Villanova". The Daily News (New York City): pp. C41, C43. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28513885/army_wins_130_on_villanova/.
  5. Mort Berry (October 4, 1947). "2nd-Half Rally By Villanova Ties Miami". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 15, 17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28518390/2ndhalf_rally_by_villanova_ties_miami/.
  6. Jerry Nason (October 12, 1947). "Superior Villanova Eleven Held to 13-6 Margin, but Outclasses Holy Cross". The Boston Globe: p. 27. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28228344/superior_villanova_eleven_held_to_136/.
  7. W. W. Edgar (October 20, 1947). "It's a Sad, Sad Day For Detroit Elevens: Villanova Jinx Stops U-D, 14-12". Detroit Free Press: p. 20. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15888053/its_a_sad_sad_day_for_detroit/.
  8. Jerry Nason (October 25, 1947). "Player Attacks Referee as B.C. Tips Villanova, 6-0". The Boston Globe: pp. 1, 6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28518461/player_attacks_referee_as_bc_tips/.
  9. "Villanova Tops Marquette". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. S1, S5. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28002817/villanova_tops_marquette/.
  10. Mort Berry (November 15, 1947). "Villanova Turns Back Georgetown, 14-12". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 16. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28373020/villanova_turns_back_georgetown_1412/.
  11. Harry Borba (November 24, 1947). "Villanova Rally Nips Dons, 21-19". the San Francisco Examiner: pp. 21, 23. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28104443/villanova_rally_nips_dons_2119/.
  12. Larry Boeck (December 7, 1947). "Only 15,000 See U.K. Drop Villanova 24-14 In Great Lakes Bowl". The Courier-Journal: p. IV-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28202278/only_15000_see_uk_drop_villanova/.
  13. "Villanova State Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/v/villanova/1945-1949_yearly_results.php. Retrieved June 14, 2017.

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