1947 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1947 Arizona Wildcats football
Conference Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1947 record 5–4–1 (3–2 BIAA)
Head coach Mike Casteel (7th season)
Captain Fred Knez
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

The 1947 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (BIAA) during the 1947 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Mike Casteel, the Wildcats compiled a 5–4–1 record (3–2 against BIAA opponents), finished in fourth place in the BIAA, and were outscored by their opponents, 241 to 233. The team captain was Fred Knez.[1][2] The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.

Fred Enke led the team with 1,406 passing yards (88 of 184 passing) and 538 net rushing yards on 146 carries. His combined tally of 1,944 yards of total offense was the best in the country.[3][4] See List of NCAA major college football yearly total offense leaders.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 27Wyoming*W 27–7
October 4Montana*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 40–7
October 11at Hardin–SimmonsAbilene, TXL 7–35
October 18at Texas State M&MEl Paso, TXW 14–13
October 25New Mexico
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ (rivalry)
W 22–12
November 8at Texas TechLubbock, TXL 28–41
November 15at Arizona StateTempe, AZ (rivalry)W 26–13
November 22Marquette*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 21–39
November 29 No. 13 Kansas*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 28–54
December 6Utah*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
T 20–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1947 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. pp. 102, 105. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Enke Leader In Total Offense As Arizona Ties Utah, 20-20". Tucson Daily Citizen. December 8, 1947. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Enke Close To All-Time Mark". Tucson Daily Citizen. December 12, 1947. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read(Enke's 1,941 yards second highest in history, tallied in 10 games)