1947 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1947 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big Six Co-Champions (Kansas)
Conference Big Six Conference
Ranking
AP #16
1947 record 7-2-1 (4-0-1 Big 6)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson (1st year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 Kansas + 4 0 1     8 1 2
#16 Oklahoma + 4 0 1     7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 0     6 4 0
Nebraska 2 3 0     2 7 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 0 5 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1947 college football season. In their first year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled a 7-2-1 record (4-0-1 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for first place in the Big Six Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 194 to 161.[1][2]

Guard Buddy Burris received All-America honors in 1947,[3] and five Sooners received all-conference honors: Burris, Jack Mitchell (back), John Rapacz (center), Jim Tyree (end), and Wade Walker (tackle).[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Detroit* Navin FieldDetroit, MI W 24–20   24,375
October 4 Texas A&M* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 26–14   29,431
October 11 vs. #3 Texas* #15 Fair Park StadiumDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 14–34   47,311
October 18 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK T 13–13   34,547
October 25 vs. TCU* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 7–20   27,957
November 1 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 27–9   26,473
November 8 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 41–13   8,000
November 15 at #17 Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 21–12   39,297
November 22 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 14–13   25,000
November 29 Oklahoma A&M* #20 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 21–13   33,945
*Non-conference game.

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949" (html). College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1947 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 90. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 95. Retrieved July 20, 2014.