1947 SMU Mustangs football team

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1947 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 3
1947 record9–0–2 (5–0–1 SWC)
Head coachMatty Bell (10th season)
Home stadiumOwnby Stadium (c. 23,783, grass)
Cotton Bowl (c. 45,504, grass)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 SMU $ 5 0 1     9 0 2
No. 5 Texas 5 1 0     10 1 0
No. 18 Rice 4 2 0     6 3 1
TCU 2 3 1     4 5 2
Arkansas 1 4 1     6 4 1
Texas A&M 1 4 1     3 6 1
Baylor 1 5 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University during the 1947 college football season. Coached by Matty Bell, SMU gained the Southwest Conference crown, posting a 9–0–2 record. SMU faced Penn State in the 1948 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Santa Clara* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA W 22–6   5,000
October 4 Missouri* Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 35–19   35,000
October 11 at Oklahoma A&M* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 21–14   18,000
October 18 No. 15 Rice Ownby StadiumUniversity Park, TX (Rivalry) W 14–0   23,000
October 25 at No. 16 UCLA* No. 12 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 7–0   64,197
November 1 No. 3 Texas No. 8 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 14–13   50,000
November 8 at Texas A&M No. 3 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 13–0   28,000
November 15 Arkansas No. 4 Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX W 14–6   23,000
November 22 at Baylor No. 3 Municipal StadiumWaco, TX W 10–0   12,000
November 29 at TCU No. 3 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Rivalry) T 19–19   31,000
January 1 vs. No. 4 Penn State No. 3 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) T 13–13   47,500
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Earl Cook Guard 3 17 Boston Yanks
Gil Johnson Quarterback 11 93 Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Ramsey Back 26 244 Pittsburgh Steelers

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