1947 Florida Gators football team

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1947 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1947 record 4–5–1 (0–3–1 12th SEC)
Head coach Raymond Wolf
Offensive scheme Double-wing
Captain Charlie Fields
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Ole Miss $ 6 1 0     9 2 0
#10 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     10 1 0
#6 Alabama 5 2 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 3 0     7 4 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 3 2     2 5 2
LSU 2 3 1     5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     5 5 0
Auburn 1 5 0     2 7 0
Florida 0 3 1     4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1947 college football season. The season was Bear Wolf's second as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators broke a thirteen-game post-war losing streak, dating back to the 1945 and 1946 seasons, when they upset the eighteenth-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack 7–6 on the Wolfpack's home field in Raleigh, North Carolina. Among the other highlights of the season, the Gators beat the in-state rival Miami Hurricanes in Miami, Florida, and ended the season with a 25–7 intersectional victory versus the Kansas State Wildcats. Wolf's 1947 Florida Gators finished with a 4–5–1 overall record and a 0–3–1 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing twelfth among twelve SEC teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–27–1947 Ole Miss Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 6–14  
10–4–1947 North Texas State* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 12–20  
10–11–1947 Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama L 14–20  
10–18–1947 No. 18 NC State* Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 7–6  
10–25–1947 North Carolina* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) L 7–35  
11–1–1947 Furman* Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida W 34–7  
11–8–1947 Georgia Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 6–34  
11–15–1947 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana T 7–7  
11–21–1947 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida W 7–6  
11–29–1947 Kansas State* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 25–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.