1947 Butler Bulldogs football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1947 record5–3–1 (1–3 MAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumButler Bowl
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cincinnati $ 3 1 0     7 3 0
Western Reserve 2 1 0     4 5 0
Butler 1 3 0     5 3 1
Ohio 1 3 0     3 5 1
Miami (OH) * 2 0 0     9 0 1
Western Michigan * 0 1 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – Miami and Western Michigan were not eligible to compete for the MAC championship because they did not schedule a full slate of games against MAC opponents.

The 1947 Butler Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Butler University as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1947 college football season. In its ninth season under head coach Tony Hinkle, the team compiled a 5–3–1 record (1–3 against MAC opponents) and finished in third place in the MAC.[1] The team played its home games at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Ball State*T 6–68,000[2]
October 4at OhioL 7–14[3]
October 11Saint Joseph's (IN)*
  • Butler Bowl
  • Indianapolis, IN
W 21–05,500[4]
October 18at Wabash*Crawfordsville, INW 14–04,200[5]
October 25Western Michigandagger
  • Butler Bowl
  • Indianapolis, IN
W 21–2010,000[6]
November 1DePauw*
  • Butler Bowl
  • Indianapolis, IN
W 35–04,890[7]
November 8Western Reserve
  • Butler Bowl
  • Indianapolis, IN
L 0–68,000[8]
November 15Valparaiso*
  • Butler Bowl
  • Indianapolis, IN
W 27–6[9]
November 22at CincinnatiL 19–268,500[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "Butler Football Records" (PDF). Butler University. 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Max Greenwald (September 28, 1947). "Butler And Ball State Battle To 6-6 Stalemate In Opener". The Indianapolis Star. pp. 41–42 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Ohio U Tops Butler, 14-7". The Akron Beacon Journal. October 5, 1947. p. 4C – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Overhead Play Enables Butler Eleven to Triumph Over St. Joseph's, 21-0". The Indianapolis Star. October 12, 1947. p. III-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Bob Williams (October 19, 1947). "Butler Whips Wabash, 14-0, In Key Test". The Indianapolis Star. pp. 41–42 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Butler Wins: Bulldogs Rally Thrice To Trip Broncs, 21-20". The Indianapolis Star. October 26, 1947. pp. 41–42 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Bob Overaker (November 2, 1947). "Butler Scores Five Times To Rout DePauw, 35 To 0". The Indianapolis Star. pp. 41–42 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Corky Lamm (November 9, 1947). "Western Reserve Shades Butler's Moriarty, 6 To 0". The Indianapolis Star. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Jack K. Overmyer (November 16, 1947). "Butler Trims Valparaiso In Final Home Game, 27 To 6". The Indianapolis Star. p. 42 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Dick Forbes (November 23, 1947). "UC Rallies To Defeat Butler, 26 To 19". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com.