1947 Mississippi State Maroons football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record7–3 (2–2 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 20,000)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Ole Miss $ 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 10 Georgia Tech 4 1 0 10 1 0
No. 6 Alabama 5 2 0 8 3 0
Mississippi State 2 2 0 7 3 0
Georgia 3 3 0 7 4 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0 6 4 0
Tulane 2 3 2 2 5 2
LSU 2 3 1 5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0 8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0 5 5 0
Auburn 1 5 0 2 7 0
Florida 0 3 1 4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Mississippi State Maroons football team was an American football team that represented Mississippi State College in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1947 college football season. In its eighth season under head coach Allyn McKeen, the team compiled a 7–3 record (2–2 against SEC opponents), finished fourth in the SEC, and outscored opponents by a total of 169 to 89.[1]

Three Mississippi State players received honors from the Associated Press (AP) or United Press (UP) on the 1947 All-SEC football team: tackle Dub Garrett (AP-1, UP); quarterback Harper Davis (AP-3); and halfback Shorty McWilliams (AP-1).[2][3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at Chattanooga*W 19–010,000[4]
October 4at Michigan State*L 0–722,562[5]
October 11at San Francisco*W 21–1422,000[6]
October 18Duquesne*W 34–010,000[7]
October 25Hardin–Simmons*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 27–79,000[8]
November 1at TulaneW 20–035,000[9]
November 8at AuburnW 14–020,000[10]
November 15at LSUL 6–2140,000[11]
November 22Mississippi Southern*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 14–75,000[12]
November 29No. 15 Ole Miss
L 14–3327,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1947 Mississippi State Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tech, Ole Miss, State Also Get 2 Berths Each". The Anniston Star. November 26, 1947. p. 10. Retrieved May 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Three Alabama Players Given Stellar Ratings". The Courier News. November 26, 1947. p. 35. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Chattanooga Falls Before Miss. State 19-0 as McKeen Uses Passes To Aid Attack". The Clarion-Ledger. September 27, 1947. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Marshall Dann (October 5, 1947). "MSC Takes Only Chance". Detroit Free Press. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Bill Mulligan (October 12, 1947). "Dons Fall In Thriller: Maroons Win, 21-14". The San Francisco Examiner. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Miss. State Wins 34-0: Maroons Are Held Scoreless 1st Half But Get Rolling". Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi). October 19, 1947. pp. 1, 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Maroons Take 27-7 Victory: McWilliams Runs, Passes Cowboys Off Their Feet". Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi). October 26, 1947. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Miss. State Whips Tulane". The Honolulu Advertiser. November 2, 1947. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Chick Hosch (November 9, 1947). "Maroons Take Auburn Tigers By 14-0 Margin". Monroe Morning World. pp. 9–10 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "L.S.U. Win Over Maroons Scrambles Race". Monroe Morning World. November 16, 1947. pp. 10, 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Maroons Top Southern 14-7 -- Eyeing Rebs". The Nashville Tennessean. November 23, 1947. p. 2C – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Ed Miles (November 30, 1947). "Ole Miss Wins Game and Title: Conerly Pitches for 18th Touchdown As Poole Breaks Receiving Record". The Atlanta Journal. pp. 1B, 7B – via Newspapers.com.