1947 Detroit Titans football team

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1947 Detroit Titans football
Conference Independent
1947 record 6–4
Head coach Chuck Baer (3rd season)
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

The 1947 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit as an independent during the 1947 college football season. Detroit outscored its opponents by a combined total of 276 to 154 and finished with a 6–4 record in its third year under head coach Chuck Baer.[1] Bob Greiner and Joe Wright were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
September 19 Central Michigan University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 34–14 20,450 [3]
September 26 Oklahoma University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit L 20–24 24,375 [4]
October 3 Wayne University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 40–7 22,153 [5]
October 11 at Marquette Marquette Stadium, Milwaukee L 18–41 17,000 [6]
October 19 at Villanova Shibe Park, Philadelphia L 12–14 15,572 [7]
October 24 Duquesne University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 38–6 17,547 [8]
November 1 St. Mary's (CA) Briggs Stadium, Detroit W 19–6 20,253 [9]
November 7 Nevada University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 38–6 15,348 [10]
November 15 Saint Louis University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 37–6 5,000 [11]
November 22 at Tulsa Skelly Stadium, Tulsa, OK L 20–30 9,946 [12]

Roster[edit]

1947 Detroit Titans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 1 Jack Hayes So
G 3 Charles Welch So
HB 5 Barney Laboe So
FB 6 Len Rittof Jr
E 7 Edwin Jeakle So
HB 8 Jack Lanoue So
G 12 Bob Greiner (C) Jr
T 13 Pete Sullivan Sr
C 14 Jerry Greiner So
FB 15 Don Raymond Fr
QB 16 Harry Peterson So
G 17 Joe Lenc Jr
E 18 Tim Collins So
G 19 Joe Wandez So
FB 20 Jim Massey So
HB 23 John O'Leary So
E 26 Bob Heym So
G 27 Sol Viviano So
HB 28 Ed Burgess So
C 29 Jerry Mutual So
HB 30 Wally Gruber So
G 31 Bill Guay So
HB 32 Bill Smith So
HB 33 Joe Wright (C) Jr
HB 36 Bill Haley So
QB 37 John O'Connor So
HB 39 John Kurkowski Jr
HB 40 Joe LeBouf So
QB 42 Bob O'Malley So
E 46 Dan Boisture So
E 47 Tom Costello So
G 49 Nick Galante So
G 52 Frank Bielman So
E 53 Archie Kelly Jr
QB 54 Gene Malinowski Jr
C 56 John Packo Fr
E 57 Don Byerlein Sr
T 58 Floyd Yeager So
G 60 Al Ciesliga So
C 61 Bob Solner So
G 62 Ed Wood So
G 63 Alex Smail Fr
E 64 Frank Audette So
E 65 John Cullen So
FB 67 Mike Kaysserian So
T 68 Bill Welsh So
E 69 Jim Conley So
T 70 Pat Kennedy So
G 71 Jack Simmons Sr
FB 72 Rudy Perpich So
T 73 Tom Finnin So
T 74 Al Ripple So
T 88 John Conti So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Lloyd Brazil (backfield)
  • John Shada (line)
  • Edmund J. Barbour (backfield)
  • Dr. Raymond D. Forsyth (team physician and trainer)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: December 21, 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1947 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Detroit vs. Oklahoma game program". University of Detroit. September 26, 1947. pp. 22–23. 
  3. ^ Tommy Devine (September 20, 1947). "U-D 'Rushes' Chips Off Their Feet for 34-14 Victory". Detroit Free Press. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ Marshall Dann (September 27, 1947). "24,375 See U-D Give Oklahoma Scare in Defeat". Detroit Free Press. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ George Puscas (October 4, 1947). "Titans Wallop Helpless Wayne Eleven, 40-7". Detroit Free Press. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ Marshall Dann (October 12, 1947). "Marquette Stuns Titans". Detroit Free Press. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 20, 1947). "It's a Sad, Sad Day For Detroit Elevens: Villanova Jinx Stops U-D, 14-12". Detroit Free Press. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 25, 1947). "Titans Find Victory Trail Again 38-6". Detroit Free Press. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ Bob Latshaw (November 2, 1947). "Titans Whip Gaels, 19-6". Detroit Free Press. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ Marshall Dann (November 8, 1947). "Titan Power Disillusions 'Favored' Nevada, 38-6". Detroit Free Press. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Bills Drop 37-6 Decision To Detroit on Muddy Field". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 16, 1947. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "U-D Loses Scoring Duel". Detroit Free Press. November 23, 1947. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 

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