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1947 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1947 record3–7 (2–5 PCC)
Head coachPhil Sarboe (3rd season)
Home stadiumRogers Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 6 0 0     7 2 1
#15 California 5 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon 5 1 0     7 3 0
UCLA 4 2 0     5 4 0
Montana 2 1 0     7 4 0
Oregon State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 4 0
Stanford 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State College in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1947 college football season. Phil Sarboe, in his third of five seasons as head coach at Washington State, led the team to a 2–5 mark in the PCC and 3–7 overall.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20vs. Penn StateL 6–2716,000[2]
September 27at USCL 0–2148,173[3]
October 4at IdahoW 7–022,500[4]
October 11Michigan StateL 7–2118,000[5]
October 18at CaliforniaL 6–2136,000[6]
October 25Montana
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
L 12–1313,000[7]
November 1at PortlandW 35–0[8]
November 8Oregondagger
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
L 6–1213,500[9]
November 15at Oregon StateW 14–1312,400[10]
November 22at WashingtonL 0–20[11]
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2016 Media Guide". Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 74. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/wsu.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. Chester L. Smith (September 21, 1947). "Lions Easily Defeat Washington State, 27 to 6". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 40. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28411615/lions_easily_defeat_washington_state/.
  3. Braven Dyer (September 28, 1947). "Trojans Capture Opener From Cougars, 21 To 0". Los Angeles Times: pp. II-5, II-6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28411736/trojans_capture_opener_from_cougars_21/.
  4. "Williams' Shine; WSC Wins, 7–0". Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon): p. 22. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7860223/williams_shine_wsc_wins_70/.
  5. "Guerre in Form as Spartans Whip Washington State, 21–7". Lansing State Journal: p. 29. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7860260/guerre_in_form_as_spartans_whip/.
  6. Emmons Byrne (October 19, 1947). "Cougars Outplay, Outscore California In Second Half". Oakland Tribune: p. 24. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28411917/cougars_outplay_outscore_california_in/.
  7. "Silvertip Grizzlies Claw Cougars Team in Strong Finish To Claim Conference Triumph". The Missoulian: p. 10. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28412069/silvertip_grizzlies_claw_cougars_team/.
  8. "Washington State Scuttles Portland". The Tennessean: p. 5C. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7860396/washington_state_scuttles_portland/.
  9. "'Terrific Weather' Can't Stop Ducks". Eugene Register-Guard: pp. 1, 22. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28097026/terrific_weather_cant_stop_ducks/.
  10. "Cougars Clip State, 14-13". Eugene Register-Guard: p. 22. November 16, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28101335/cougars_clip_state_1413/.
  11. "Washington Tops Cougars, 20–0, in Schedule Windup". Nevada State Journal: p. 8. November 23, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7860522/washington_tops_cougars_200_in/.
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