1947 Dayton Flyers football team

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1947 Dayton Flyers football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record6–3
Head coachJoe Gavin (1st season)
Home stadiumDayton Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame         9 0 0
Youngstown         8 2 0
Michigan State         7 2 0
Wayne         5 2 0
Oklahoma City         7 3 0
Dayton         6 3 0
Detroit         6 4 0
Bowling Green         5 5 0
Xavier         4 4 1
Marquette         4 5 0
Central Michigan         2 5 1
Michigan State Normal         1 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Dayton Flyers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Dayton as an independent during the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach Joe Gavin, the team compiled a 6–3 record and outscored opponents by a total of 163 to 103.[1] Dick Dahn was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Scranton
W 28–68,000[3]
October 4Bowling Green
  • Dayton Stadium
  • Dayton, OH
W 20–137,500[4]
October 11at CincinnatiW 26–2124,000[5]
October 18Toledo
  • Dayton Stadium
  • Dayton, OH
L 13–14[6]
October 25at ChattanoogaChattanooga, TNL 13–196,000[7]
November 1Xavier
  • Dayton Stadium
  • Dayton, OH
W 38–612,000[8]
November 8at MiamiL 0–1211,421[9]
November 15at OhioW 18–66,000[10]
November 22St. Bonaventure
  • Dayton Stadium
  • Dayton, OH
W 7–6[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Dayton Flyers Media Guide" (PDF). University of Dayton. 2014. p. 71.
  2. ^ 2014 Dayton Flyers Media Guide, p. 69.
  3. ^ "8000 Fans Watch U.D. Launch Season With 28 To 6 Victory Over Scranton". Dayton Daily News. September 28, 1947. pp. 1, 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Bill Barton (October 5, 1947). "Dayton Wins, 20-13: Bok Gets 2 Touchdowns In Victory". Dayton Daily News. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Dick Forbes (October 12, 1947). "Flyers of Dayton Swat Bearcats, 26-21". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Si Burick (October 19, 1947). "Dayton Loses, 14-13: Toledo Team Tops Flyers In 2d Half". Dayton Daily News. p. II-1, II-4 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Bill Barton (October 25, 1947). "U.D., In Losing, May Have Won Traditional Turkey Day Rival". Dayton Daily News. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Xavier Crushed By Dayton Flyers, 38-6". The Cincinnati Enquirer. November 2, 1947. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Bill Barton (November 9, 1947). "Miami Beats Dayton, 12-0". Dayton Daily News. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Bill Barton (November 16, 1947). "Dayton Tops Ohio U., 18-6". Dayton Daily News. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Bill Barton (November 23, 1947). "Flyers Come From Behind To Defeat Indians, 7-6". Dayton Daily News. pp. Sports 1, 4 – via Newspapers.com.