1947 SMU Mustangs football team

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1947 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic, T, 13–13, vs. Penn State
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP #3
1947 record 9-0-2 (5-0-1 SWC)
Head coach Matty Bell
Home stadium Ownby Stadium (c. 23,783, grass)
Cotton Bowl (c. 45,504, grass)
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »

Coached by Matty Bell SMU gained the Southwest Conference crown, scoring 9-0-2. SMU faced Penn State in the 1948 Cotton Bowl Classic.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1947-09-27 at Santa Clara* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA W 22-6   5,000
1947-10-04 Missouri* Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 35-19   35,000
1947-10-11 at Oklahoma A&M* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 21-14   18,000
1947-10-18 #15 Rice Ownby StadiumUniversity Park, TX W 14-0   23,000
1947-10-25 at #16 UCLA* #12 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 7-0   64,197
1947-11-01 #3 Texas #8 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 14-13   50,000
1947-11-08 at Texas A&M #3 Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 13-0   28,000
1947-11-15 Arkansas #4 Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX W 14-6   23,000
1947-11-22 at Baylor #3 Municipal StadiumWaco, TX W 10-0   12,000
1947-11-29 at Texas Christian #3 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX T 19-19   31,000
1947-01-01 vs. #4 Penn State #3 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl) T 13-13   47,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Earl Cook Guard 3 17 Boston Yanks
Gil Johnson Quarterback 11 93 Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Ramsey Back 26 244 Pittsburgh Steelers

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