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1947 Washington and Lee Generals football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1947 record5–3 (3–2 SoCon)
Head coachArt Lewis (2nd season)
Home stadiumWilson 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 Washington and Lee Generals football team was an American football team that represented Washington and Lee University as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1947 college football season. In its second season under head coach Art Lewis, the team compiled a 5–3 record (3–2 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the conference, and was outscored by a total of 226 to 140.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20[[{{{school}}}|Quantico Marines]]
W 13–04,500[2]
September 27at RichmondW 16–310,000[3]
October 4vs. West VirginiaCharleston, WVL 6–3511,000[4]
October 11George Washington
  • Wilson Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 15–6[5]
October 18at No. 16 VirginiaL 7–32[6]
October 25DavidsonW 32–0[7]
November 1at No. 10 ArmyL 13–6521,050[8]
November 8vs. VPI
L 14–27[9]
November 15vs. No. 12 William & MaryRoanoke, VAL 6–45[10]
November 22at DelawareW 18–13[11]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Washington & Lee Generals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-lee/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  2. "W-L Generals Beat Quantico By 13-0 Score". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia): p. 11. September 21, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28418666/wl_generals_beat_quantico_by_130_score/.
  3. "Spiders Score 3 Times In 2nd Half To Defeat Stubborn Randolph-Macon". The Staunton News-Leader: p. 6. September 21, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28299769/spiders_score_3_times_in_2nd_half_to/.
  4. "West Virginia Bumps W&L Generals Hard". Daily Press (Newport News, VA): p. 12. October 5, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28415748/west_virginia_bumps_wl_generals_hard/.
  5. "15-6 Victory For W. And L.". The Baltimore Sun: p. Sports 4. October 12, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28374299/156_victory_for_w_and_l/.
  6. "Virginia Trims W. And L., 32-7". The Baltimore Sun: p. Sports 2. October 19, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28418856/virginia_trims_w_and_l_327/.
  7. "W. & L. Eleven Trims Davidson By 32 To 0". The Baltimore Sun: p. Sports 2. October 26, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28364403/w_l_eleven_trims_davidson_by_32_to/.
  8. "Rebounding Army Smothers W. and L.". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: pp. 25-26. November 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28419003/rebounding_army_smothers_w_and_l/.
  9. "V.P.I. Eleven Tops Washington & Lee". The Baltimore Sun: p. 32. November 9, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28419400/vpi_eleven_tops_washington_lee/.
  10. Robert Moore (November 16, 1947). "Flying Jack Cloud Stars As Indians Thump W&L, 45-6". Daily Press: p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28419513/flying_jack_cloud_stars_as_indians/.
  11. "W. & L. Defeats Delaware, 18-13". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 2S. November 23, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28365216/w_l_defeats_delaware_1813/.
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