For the first time in Grey Cup history, the same two teams challenged for the trophy for the third consecutive year. But unlike the previous two years, the Toronto Argonauts needed some late game heroics to win their third consecutive title.[1]

1947 in Canadian football
Playoffs
IRFU ChampionsToronto Argonauts
WIFU ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
35th Grey Cup
ChampionsToronto Argonauts
← 1946 Canadian Football Seasons 1948 →

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8 5 3 0 83 83 10
Calgary Stampeders 8 4 4 0 79 93 8
Regina Roughriders 8 3 5 0 78 64 6
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 8 4 0 170 103 16
Toronto Argonauts 12 7 4 1 140 122 15
Montreal Alouettes 12 6 6 0 164 164 12
Hamilton Tigers 12 2 9 1 119 204 5
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Wildcats 10 9 1 0 245 84 18
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 10 7 3 0 103 100 14
Ottawa Trojans 10 5 4 1 148 133 11
Toronto Indians 10 4 5 1 99 120 9
Windsor Rockets 10 4 6 0 86 138 8
Sarnia Imperials 10 0 10 0 60 166 0

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1947

Semi-Finals

ORFU Semi-Final
Toronto Indians @ Hamilton Wildcats
Date Away Home
November 7 Toronto Indians 0 Hamilton Wildcats 14
ORFU Semi-Final
Ottawa Trojans @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Date Away Home
November 8 Ottawa Trojans 16 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 7

Finals

WIFU Finals – Game 1
Calgary Stampeders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 1 Calgary Stampeders 4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16
WIFU Finals – Game 2
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3 Calgary Stampeders 15
WIFU Finals – Game 3
Calgary Stampeders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 15 Calgary Stampeders 3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10
ORFU Final
Ottawa Trojans @ Hamilton Wildcats
Date Away Home
November 15 Ottawa Trojans 15 Hamilton Wildcats 3
IRFU Finals – Game 1
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 11 Toronto Argonauts 3 Ottawa Rough Riders 0
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 15 Ottawa Rough Riders 0 Toronto Argonauts 21

Eastern Finals

Ottawa Trojans @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 22 Ottawa Trojans 1 Toronto Argonauts 22

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 0-0
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 3-22
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 22
EAST
ORFU Ottawa Trojans 1
ORFU Hamilton Wildcats 3
ORFU Ottawa Trojans 15
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 10
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9
WIFU no quarter final
 
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16-3-10
WEST
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 4-15-3
WIFU no quarter final
 

Grey Cup Championship

November 29

35th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9 Toronto Argonauts 10
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1947 Grey Cup Champions

Needing to beat the clock, the Argos had a quick huddle, and Joe Krol, a Grey Cup hero for many seasons, angled a kick away from the Winnipeg safety, over the goal line and into touch for the winning point as time expired.[1]

1947 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1st Team[edit]

2nd Team[edit]

1947 Western (Western Interprovincial Football Union) All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1947 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1947 Canadian Football Awards

References

  1. ^ a b "Grey Cup Memories: 1947". CFL.ca. 2005-11-08. Retrieved 2019-10-05.