1927 Furman Purple Hurricane football team

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1927 Furman Purple Hurricane football
SIAA co-champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1927 record 10–1 (3–0 SIAA)
Head coach Billy Laval (13th season)
Captain Oscar Pipkins
Home stadium Manly Field
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Mississippi College + 6 0 0     8 0 0
Centenary + 3 0 0     10 0 0
Chattanooga + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Furman + 3 0 0     10 1 0
Stetson 4 0 1     6 0 1
Georgetown (KY) 1 0 0     1 0 1
Western Kentucky 2 2 0     5 4 0
Presbyterian 2 2 1     3 3 3
Louisville 2 2 0     4 5 0
Louisiana College 1 1 0     1 1 0
Loyola (LA) 1 0 1     1 0 1
The Citadel 2 3 1     3 6 1
Howard (AL) 1 2 1     7 2 2
Florida Southern 2 4 1     2 5 1
Millsaps 1 2 0     1 2 0
Louisiana Tech 1 3 0     3 5 0
Wofford 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     1 3 0
Centre 0 1 0     0 3 0
Erskine 0 1 0     0 3 0
Rollins 0 2 0     0 2 0
Union (TN) 0 2 0     0 2 0
Transylvania 0 3 0     0 3 0
SW Louisiana 0 5 0     2 6 1
Newberry 0 6 0     0 8 1
Kentucky Wesleyan 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1927 Furman Purple Hurricane football team represented the Furman Purple Hurricane of Furman University during the 1927 college football season. Furman outscored its opponents 283 to 59.

Quarterback Whitey Rawl scored three touchdowns in the victory over SIAA co-champion NC State,[1] and the game's only touchdown in the win over The Citadel. In the season's only loss, to the "Dream and Wonder" team of Georgia, Furman was twice within Georgia's 5-yard line.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 23 at Duke* Durham, NC W 13–7  
September 30 North Carolina State* Manly Field • Greenville, SC W 20–0  
October 8 at Mercer Macon, GA W 26–13  
October 15 at Georgia* Sanford FieldAthens, GA L 32–0  
October 22 Erskine Manly Field • Greenville, SC W 47–0  
October 29 at Oglethorpe* W 19–0  
November 5 at Wake Forest* Wake Forest, NC W 53–0  
November 12 South Carolina* Manly Field • Greenville, SC W 33–0  
November 19 at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC (Rivalry) W 6–0  
November 24 Clemson* Manly Field • Greenville, SC W 28–0  
January 2 at Miami* Miami, FL W 38–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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Players[edit]

Backfield[edit]

Player Position
Jim Blount halfback
Harvey Capps halfback
Oscar Pipkins fullback
Whitey Rawl quarterback

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Furman Trounces North Carolina In Opening Game". Anniston Star. October 1, 1927. p. 6. Retrieved September 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Georgia Backs Go Around Hurricane Ends To Win 32 to 0". The Index-Journal. October 16, 1927. p. 7. Retrieved August 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/furman/1927-schedule.html
  4. ^ "Backfield Quartet Purple Hurricane Furman University". The Index-Journal. October 30, 1927. p. 6. Retrieved September 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read