1947 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1947 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
1947 record3–6 (2–4 Big Nine)
Head coachBob Voigts (1st season)
MVPArt Murakowski
CaptainVince DiFrancesca[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Michigan $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Minnesota 3 3 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 3 1     5 3 1
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Northwestern 2 4 0     3 6 0
Ohio State 1 4 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Northwestern Wildcats team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1947 Big Nine Conference football season. In its first year under head coach Bob Voigts, the team compiled a 3–6 record (2–4 against Big Nine Conference opponents),finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored opponents by a total of 197 to 129.[2]

No Northwestern players were named to the 1947 All-Big Nine Conference football teams.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Vanderbilt*L 0–342,000[3]
October 4UCLA*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 27–2644,000[4]
October 11at No. 17 MinnesotaL 21–3760,669[5]
October 18No. 1 Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 21–4948,000[6]
October 25Indianadagger
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 7–642,000[7]
November 1Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0–2943,000[8]
November 8at Ohio StateL 6–770,203[9]
November 15No. 1 Notre Dame*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (rivalry)
L 19–2648,000[10]
November 22at No. 12 IllinoisW 28–1352,158[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 147. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-14. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "1947 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Arch Ward (September 28, 1947). "N.U. Loses, 3 To 0: Vanderbilt's Upset Victory Stuns 42,000". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Paul Zimmerman (October 5, 1947). "Bruins Upset By Wildcats, 27-26". Los Angeles Times. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Charles Johnson (October 12, 1947). "Alert Gophers Whip Cats 37-21". Minneapolis Sunday Tribune. pp. Sports 1–2 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Bob Latshaw (October 19, 1947). "Michigan Rolls On: Power Kills 'Cats, 49-21". Detroit Free Press. p. 1C – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Jack K. Overmyer (October 26, 1947). "IU Loses, 7 to 6: Wildcats Turn Stolen Pass Into Victory". the Indianapolis Star. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Charles Bartlett (November 2, 1947). "Wisconsin Routs N.U. 29-0: Badgers Crush Wildcats on Big First Half". Chicago Tribune. pp. II-1, II-7 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Edward Burns (November 9, 1947). "Game Ends, Then Ohio State Beats N.U., 7 to 6: Penalties on Purple Set Up 5 Extra People". Chicago Tribune. pp. II-1, II-6 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Wilfrid Smith (November 16, 1947). "Notre Dame, 26, Northwestern, 19: Irish Score 3 Touchdowns with Passes". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Charles Chamberlain (November 23, 1947). "2 Wildcat Rallies Bring 28-13 Victory Over Illini". The Pantagraph. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.