1947 Columbia Lions football team

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1947 Columbia Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 20
1947 record7–2
Head coachLou Little (17th season)
Home stadiumBaker Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Eastern college football independents records
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
Hofstra         5 3 0
Princeton         5 3 0
Tufts         5 3 0
Franklin & Marshall         4 3 1
Boston College         5 4 0
Lehigh         5 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
Carnegie Tech         0 6 0
Drexel         0 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Columbia Lions football team was an American football team that represented the Columbia University during the 1947 college football season. In its 17th season under head coach Lou Little, the team compiled a 7–2 record, was ranked No. 20 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a total of 170 to 113.[1]

Columbia's victory over No. 6 Army on October 25, 1947, broke the Cadets' 32-game unbeaten streak dating back to November 1943.[2]

Columbia end Bill Swiacki was a consensus first-team All-American;[3] he also finished eighth in the 1947 voting for the Heisman Trophy.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27RutgersW 40–2823,000[5]
October 4at NavyW 13–622,000[6]
October 11 No. 14 YaleNo. 11
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
L 7–1735,000[7]
October 18at No. 8 PennL 14–3470,000[8]
October 25 No. 6 Army
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 21–2035,000[2]
November 1at CornellNo. 20W 22–025,000[9]
November 8DartmouthNo. 17
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 15–010,000[10]
November 15Holy Cross
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 10–028,000[11]
November 22SyracuseNo. 19
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 28–822,000[12]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1947 Columbia LionsSchedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Gene Ward (October 26, 1947). "Lions Halt Army Streak, 21-20". The Daily News (New York City). p. 91 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "1947 Heisman Trophy Voting". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Hy Turkin (September 28, 1947). "Lions Win, 40-28, After Rugged Rutgers Rally". The Daily News (New York City). p. C41 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Robert Elmer (October 5, 1947). "Columbia Hands Navy Eleven Second Loss In Row, 13-6: Bill Hawkins Scores With 55-Yard Run". The Baltimore Sun. p. 29 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Eli Overpower Lions With Air Attack, 17-7". The Daily News (New York City). October 12, 1947. p. 103 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Penn Downs Columbia, 34-14, Before 70,000". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 19, 1947. pp. 1S, 2S – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Lions Outrun Stubborn Cornell". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. November 2, 1947. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Columbia Beats Dartmouth, 15-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 9, 1947. p. 2S – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Hy Turkin (November 16, 1947). "Lions Beat Stubborn HC, 10-0, On 2d-Half Drive". The Daily News. p. C41 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Columbia Trims Syracuse, 28-8, In Wild Battle". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 23, 1947. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.