1947 William & Mary Indians football team

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1947 William & Mary Indians football
Southern Conference Champions
Dixie Bowl, L 19–21, vs. Arkansas
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 14
1947 record 9–2 (7–1 SoCon)
Head coach Rube McCray (4th year)
Home stadium Cary Field
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 William & Mary 7 1 0     9 2 0
#9 North Carolina 4 1 0     8 2 0
South Carolina 4 1 1     6 2 1
#19 Duke 3 1 1     4 3 2
Washington and Lee 3 2 0     5 5 0
Maryland 3 2 1     7 2 2
#17 NC State 3 2 1     5 3 1
VPI 4 3 0     4 5 0
Davidson 3 3 1     6 3 1
Wake Forest 3 4 0     6 4 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 5 1
Clemson 1 3 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     3 5 0
Furman 1 4 0     2 7 0
Richmond 1 5 0     3 7 0
George Washington 0 4 9     1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 William & Mary Indians football team represented William & Mary during the 1947 college football season. The William & Mary Indians finished the regular season ranked #14 in the AP Poll after their 35–0 win over Richmond.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 vs. Davidson Foreman FieldNorfolk, Virginia W 21–0  
October 4 The Citadel Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 56–7  
October 11 vs. VPI City StadiumRichmond, Virginia W 21–7  
October 18 North Carolina Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia L 7–13  
October 25 at Boston University* Fenway ParkBoston, Massachusetts W 47–13  
November 1 Wake Forest Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 21–0  
November 8 VMI No. 15 Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia (Rivalry) W 28–20  
November 15 vs. Washington and Lee No. 12 Roanoke, Virginia W 45–6  
November 22 Bowling Green* No. 14 Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 20–0  
November 27 at Richmond No. 14 City StadiumRichmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) W 35–0  
January 1, 1948 vs. Arkansas* No. 14 Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Dixie Bowl) L 19–21  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Associated Press.

NFL Draft selections[edit]

= NFL Hall of Fame = Canadian Football Hall of Fame = College Football Hall of Fame
NFL Draft Selections 
# Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
16 1948 3 3 16 Thompson, TommyTommy Thompson Washington Redskins Center
17 1948 5 7 32 Ramsey, KnoxKnox Ramsey Chicago Bears Guard
18 1948 10 1 76 Stan Magdziak New York Giants Back
19 1948 11 7 92 Jim McDowell Chicago Bears Guard
20 1948 18 10 165 Harry Caughron Chicago Cardinals Tackle
21 1948 23 3 208 Lou Hoitsma Washington Redskins End
22 1948 26 8 243 Creekmur, LouLou Creekmur Philadelphia Eagles Tackle

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