1947 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1947 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Independent
1947 record 5–4
Head coach John Gill (6th season)
MVP Emerson Grossman
Captain Al Bush
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

The 1947 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan College of Education (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1947 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach John Gill, the Broncos compiled a 6–3 record and were outscored by their opponents, 147 to 139.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Halfback Al Bush was the team captain.[4] Guard Emerson Grossman received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at XavierL 0–19
October 4Washington University
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 14–0
October 11at Central Michigan (rivalry)
W 20–12 [6]
October 18Iowa State Teachers
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 14–0
October 25at ButlerL 20–21
November 1Western Kentucky
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 38–0
November 8at No. 11 IllinoisL 14–60
November 15Beloit
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 12–0
November 27at Oklahoma CityOklahoma City, OKL 7–35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1940 - 49". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Waldo Stadium". Western Michigan University. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Football History: Team Awards". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Broncos Whip Central In Wild Game, 20-12". The Battle Creek Enquirer and News. October 12, 1947. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.