1947 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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1947 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Tangerine Bowl, L 0–7 vs. Catawba
Conference Independent
1947 record 9–3
Head coach Cam Henderson
Home stadium Fairfield Stadium
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The 1947 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in 1947 college football season. Marshall appeared in their first bowl game in school history, the 1948 Tangerine Bowl, where they lost to Catawba.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 20 Steubenville Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 60–6    
September 27 Morehead State Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 38–12    
October 4 at Eastern Kentucky Richmond, KY W 7–6    
October 11 Canisius Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV L 20–25    
October 18 at Evansville Evansville, IN W 24–0    
October 25 Indiana State Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 33–0    
November 1 Saint Vincent Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 39–6    
November 8 Murray State Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 41–20    
November 15 at Xavier Corcoran StadiumCincinnati, OH L 7–18    
November 22 Bradleydagger Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 33–19    
November 27 Morris Harvey Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 40–6    
January 1 vs. No. 20 Catawba Tangerine BowlOrlando, FL (Tangerine Bowl) L 0–7    
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time[1].

Team players drafted in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1948 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Charley Snyder Tackle 21 193 Pittsburgh Steelers



  1. ^ "1947 Marshall Football Schedule." 2000 Marshall University Football Media Guide Retrieved on April 16, 2009.
  2. ^ "1948 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-04-17.