1947 SMU Mustangs football team

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1947 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP No. 3
1947 record 9-0-2 (5-0-1 SWC)
Head coach Matty Bell
Home stadium Ownby Stadium (c. 23,783, grass)
Cotton Bowl (c. 45,504, grass)
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 SMU $ 5 0 1     9 0 2
#5 Texas 5 1 0     10 1 0
#18 Rice 4 2 0     6 3 1
TCU 2 3 1     4 5 2
Arkansas 1 4 1     6 4 1
Texas A&M 1 4 1     3 6 1
Baylor 1 5 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 SMU Mustangs football team represented the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University during the 1947 college football season. Coached by Matty Bell; SMU gained the Southwest Conference crown, posting a 9-0-2 record. SMU faced Penn State in the 1948 Cotton Bowl Classic.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1947-09-27 at Santa Clara* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA W 22-6   5,000
1947-10-04 Missouri* Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 35-19   35,000
1947-10-11 at Oklahoma A&M* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 21-14   18,000
1947-10-18 No. 15 Rice Ownby StadiumUniversity Park, TX W 14-0   23,000
1947-10-25 at No. 16 UCLA* No. 12 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 7-0   64,197
1947-11-01 No. 3 Texas No. 8 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 14-13   50,000
1947-11-08 at Texas A&M No. 3 Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 13-0   28,000
1947-11-15 Arkansas No. 4 Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX W 14-6   23,000
1947-11-22 at Baylor No. 3 Municipal StadiumWaco, TX W 10-0   12,000
1947-11-29 at Texas Christian No. 3 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX T 19-19   31,000
1947-01-01 vs. No. 4 Penn State No. 3 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl) T 13-13   47,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Earl Cook Guard 3 17 Boston Yanks
Gil Johnson Quarterback 11 93 Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Ramsey Back 26 244 Pittsburgh Steelers

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