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1947 William & Mary Indians football
Southern Conference Champions
Dixie Bowl, L 19–21, vs. Arkansas
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 14
1947 record9–2 (7–1 SoCon)
Head coachRube McCray (4th year)
Home stadiumCary Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

The William & Mary Indians finished the regular season ranked #14 in the AP Poll after their 35–0 win over Richmond.

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

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 vs. Davidson Foreman FieldNorfolk, Virginia W 21–0  
October 4 The Citadel Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 56–7  
October 11 vs. Virginia Tech City StadiumRichmond, Virginia W 21–7  
October 18 North Carolina Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia L 7–13  
October 25* at Boston U. Fenway ParkBoston, Massachusetts W 47–13  
November 1 Wake Forest Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 21–0  
November 8 Virginia Military Institute #15 Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 28–20  
November 15 vs. Washington & Lee #12 Roanoke, Virginia W 45–6  
November 22* Bowling Green #14 Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 20–0  
November 27 at Richmond #14 City StadiumRichmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) W 35–0  
January 1, 1948* vs. Arkansas #14 Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Dixie Bowl) L 19–21  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Associated Press.

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