1947 Arizona Wildcats football
ConferenceBorder Conference
1947 record5–4–1 (3–2 Border)
Head coach
CaptainFred Knez
Home stadiumArizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Border Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas Tech $ 4 0 0     6 5 0
Hardin–Simmons 5 1 0     8 3 0
West Texas State 5 2 0     7 4 0
Arizona 3 2 0     5 4 1
Texas Mines 3 3 1     5 3 1
Arizona State 3 4 0     4 7 0
New Mexico 1 5 1     4 5 1
New Mexico A&M 1 4 0     3 6 0
Arizona State–Flagstaff 0 4 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1947 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Border Conference during the 1947 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Mike Casteel, the Wildcats compiled a 5–4–1 record (3–2 against Border opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents, 241 to 233. The team captain was Fred Knez.[1][2] The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.

Fred Enke led the team with 1,406 passing yards (88 of 184 passing) and 538 net rushing yards on 146 carries. His combined tally of 1,944 yards of total offense was the best in the country.[3][4] See List of NCAA major college football yearly total offense leaders.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Wyoming*W 27–715,000[5]
October 4Montana*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 40–714,300[6]
October 11at Hardin–SimmonsAbilene, TXL 7–356,500[7]
October 18at Texas MinesW 14–1312,000[8]
October 25New Mexico
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ (rivalry)
W 22–1215,000[9]
November 8at Texas TechLubbock, TXL 28–4111,000[10]
November 15at Arizona StateW 26–1315,000[11]
November 22Marquette*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 21–3914,500[12]
November 29 No. 13 Kansas*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 28–5414,000[13]
December 6Utah*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
T 20–20[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1947 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. pp. 102, 105. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Enke Leader In Total Offense As Arizona Ties Utah, 20-20". Tucson Daily Citizen. December 8, 1947. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Enke Close To All-Time Mark". Tucson Daily Citizen. December 12, 1947. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. open access(Enke's 1,941 yards second highest in history, tallied in 10 games)
  5. ^ "Enke Leads Arizona Cats To 27-7 Win Over Wyoming". The Arizona Daily Star. September 28, 1947. pp. 1, 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Arizona Whips Montana U., 40-7". The Arizona Daily Star. October 5, 1947. pp. 1, 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Jack Durham (October 12, 1947). "Resurging Cowboys Clout Arizona Wildcats, 35-7". Abilene Reporter-News. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Chuck Whitlock (October 19, 1947). "Arizona Ekes 14-13 Win Over Miners". The El Paso Times. pp. 1, 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Abe Chanin (October 26, 1947). "Wildcats Overpower Lobos 22-12 Before Moms, Dads". The Arizona Daily Star. pp. 1, 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Joe Kelly (November 9, 1947). "Raiders Turn Back Wildcats In Wild Scoring Duel, 41-28". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Sun Devils Lead Wildcats At Half, 7-6". The Arizona Republic. November 16, 1947. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Abe Chanin (November 23, 1947). "Marquette's Hilltoppers Topple Wildcats, 39-21". The Arizona Daily Star. pp. 1A, 1B – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Abe Chanin (November 30, 1947). "Kansas Trumps Arizona, 54-28". The Arizona Daily Star. pp. 1A, 1B – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ Abe Chanin (December 7, 1947). "Enke Passes Wildcats To Big 20-20 Tie With Favored Utah". The Arizona Daily Star. pp. 1A, 1B – via Newspapers.com.