1947 Connecticut Huskies football team

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1947 Connecticut Huskies football
ConferenceYankee Conference
1947 record4–4 (1–2 Yankee)
Head coachJ. Orlean Christian (13th season)
Home stadiumGardner Dow Athletic Fields
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
New Hampshire $ 4 0 0     8 1 0
Maine 2 1 0     6 1 0
Connecticut 1 2 0     2 4 0
Rhode Island 1 3 0     3 4 0
UMass 0 1 1     3 4 1
Vermont 0 1 1     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Connecticut Huskies football team was an American football team represented the University of Connecticut in the Yankee Conference during the 1947 college football season. The Huskies were led by 13th-year head coach J. Orlean Christian and completed the season with a record of 4–4. This marked the first season of competition in the Yankee Conference, as the New England Conference disbanded after the 1946 season with Northeastern's announced departure. The remaining members joined with UMass and Vermont to create the new conference.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at Brown*L 13–3315,000[3]
October 4at Springfield*
W 14–64,000[4][5]
October 11Wesleyan*
L 0–127,500[6]
October 18at Maine
L 7–135,600[7][8]
October 25Champlain*
  • Gardner Dow Athletic Fields
  • Storrs, CT
W 25–74,500[9]
November 1at Coast Guard*
W 24–0[10]
November 8Rhode Island
W 23–04,000[11]
November 15New Hampshire
  • Gardner Dow Athletic Fields
  • Storrs, CT
L 6–145,500[12]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 120. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ Roger Dover (September 28, 1947). "Brown Turns Back Uconn Eleven By 33 To 13 Margin". The Hartford Courant. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Bob Zaiman (October 5, 1947). "Dick Gaudino Paces Uconns To 14-6 Win". The Hartford Courant. pp. IV-1, IV-2 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Springfield Fumbles Costly; Uconns Down Maroons, 14 to 6". The Boston Globe. October 5, 1947. p. 30 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Roger Dover (October 12, 1947). "Wesleyan Defeats Uconns By 12 To 0 In Series Finale". The Hartford Courant. pp. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Maine Beats Connecticut Huskies, 13-7: Black Bears Protect First Half Advantage In Contest At Orono". The Hartford Courant. October 19, 1947. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Coulombe Leads Maine to 13-7 Comeback Win". The Boston Globe. October 19, 1947. p. 28 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Turshin, Moll Lead Uconns to 27-6 Win". The Boston Globe. October 26, 1947. p. 30 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Bob Zaiman (November 2, 1947). "Dick Gaudino Paces Uconn Victory 24-0". The Hartford Courant. p. 45 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Uconns Blank Rhode Island, Fumbles Help". The Boston Globe. November 9, 1947. p. 31 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Frank Keyes (November 16, 1947). "Wildcats Down Huskies For Undefeated Season". The Hartford Courant. pp. C1, C5 – via Newspapers.com.