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 Hayes, JackJack Hayes So
G 3 Welch, CharlesCharles Welch So
HB 5 Laboe, BarneyBarney Laboe So
FB 6 Rittof, LenLen Rittof Jr
E 7 Jeakle, EdwinEdwin Jeakle So
HB 8 Lanoue, JackJack Lanoue So
G 12 Greiner, BobBob Greiner (C) Jr
T 13 Sullivan, PetePete Sullivan Sr
C 14 Greiner, JerryJerry Greiner So
FB 15 Raymond, DonDon Raymond Fr
QB 16 Peterson, HarryHarry Peterson So
G 17 Lenc, JoeJoe Lenc Jr
E 18 Collins, TimTim Collins So
G 19 Wandez, JoeJoe Wandez So
FB 20 Massey, JimJim Massey So
HB 23 O'Leary, JohnJohn O'Leary So
E 26 Heym, BobBob Heym So
G 27 Viviano, SolSol Viviano So
HB 28 Burgess, EdEd Burgess So
C 29 Mutual, JerryJerry Mutual So
HB 30 Gruber, WallyWally Gruber So
G 31 Guay, BillBill Guay So
HB 32 Smith, BillBill Smith So
HB 33 Wright, JoeJoe Wright (C) Jr
HB 36 Haley, BillBill Haley So
QB 37 O'Connor, JohnJohn O'Connor So
HB 39 Kurkowski, JohnJohn Kurkowski Jr
HB 40 LeBouf, JoeJoe LeBouf So
QB 42 O'Malley, BobBob O'Malley So
E 46 Boisture, DanDan Boisture So
E 47 Costello, TomTom Costello So
G 49 Galante, NickNick Galante So
G 52 Bielman, FrankFrank Bielman So
E 53 Kelly, ArchieArchie Kelly Jr
QB 54 Malinowski, GeneGene Malinowski Jr
C 56 Packo, JohnJohn Packo Fr
E 57 Byerlein, DonDon Byerlein Sr
T 58 Yeager, FloydFloyd Yeager So
G 60 Ciesliga, AlAl Ciesliga So
C 61 Solner, BobBob Solner So
G 62 Wood, EdEd Wood So
G 63 Smail, AlexAlex Smail Fr
E 64 Audette, FrankFrank Audette So
E 65 Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen So
FB 67 Kaysserian, MikeMike Kaysserian So
T 68 Welsh, BillBill Welsh So
E 69 Conley, JimJim Conley So
T 70 Kennedy, PatPat Kennedy So
G 71 Simmons, JackJack Simmons Sr
FB 72 Perpich, RudyRudy Perpich So
T 73 Finnin, TomTom Finnin So
T 74 Ripple, AlAl Ripple So
T 88 Conti, JohnJohn 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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