1947 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Six co-champion
ConferenceBig Six Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1947 record7–2–1 (4–0–1 Big 6)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Big Six Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 12 Kansas + 4 0 1 8 1 2
No. 16 Oklahoma + 4 0 1 7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 0 6 4 0
Nebraska 2 3 0 2 7 0
Iowa State 1 4 0 3 6 0
Kansas State 0 5 0 0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1947 college football season. In their first year under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners compiled a 7–2–1 record (4–0–1 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for first place in the Big Six Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 194 to 161.[1][2]

Guard Buddy Burris received All-America honors in 1947,[3] and five Sooners received all-conference honors: Burris, Jack Mitchell (back), John Rapacz (center), Jim Tyree (end), and Wade Walker (tackle).[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at Detroit*W 24–2024,375[5]
October 4Texas A&M*W 26–1432,500[6]
October 11vs. No. 3 Texas*No. 15L 14–3446,000[7]
October 18Kansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
T 13–1334,700[8]
October 25vs. TCU*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
L 7–2023,000[9]
November 1Iowa Statedagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 27–923,000[10]
November 8at Kansas StateW 27–138,000[11]
November 15at No. 17 MissouriW 21–1228,500[12]
November 22at NebraskaW 14–1328,000[13]
November 29Oklahoma A&M*No. 20
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (Bedlam)
W 21–1332,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 20, 2015.

Roster

Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.[15]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Nute Trotter Tackle 17 149 Boston Yanks
Ray Pearcy Center 18 158 Washington Redskins

References

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1947 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 90. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 95. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Marshall Dann (September 27, 1947). "24,375 See U-D Give Oklahoma Scare in Defeat". Detroit Free Press. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Sooners Chill Cadets, 26-14". The Lawton Constitution. October 5, 1947. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Weldon Hart (October 12, 1947). "Texas Wins As Pop Bottles Fly: Layne Hurls Longhorns To 34-to-14 Win". Sunday American-Statesman. pp. 1, 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Hal Middlesworth (October 19, 1947). "Sooners, Kansas Tie, 13-13". The Daily Oklahoman. p. 1B, 3B – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Saul Feldman (October 26, 1947). "Sooners Fold, 20-7: TCU Outplays OU To Register Easy Gridiron Victory". Miami Daily News-Record. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ John Cronley (November 2, 1947). "Grads Cheer, Sooners Win, 27-9". The Daily Oklahoman. pp. Sports 1, 3 – via newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Cats Yield To Sooners". Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle. November 9, 1947. pp. 1, 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Bob Broeg (November 16, 1947). "Missouri Upset By Sooners' Last-Period Scores, 21-12". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. III-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Walt Dobbins (November 23, 1947). "Sooners Squeeze Past Nebraska, 14-13". Sunday Journal and Star. pp. 1B, 8B – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ Hal Middlesworth (November 30, 1947). "Sooners Rope Aggies, 21-13". The Daily Oklahoman. pp. 1B, 4B – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "1948 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.