1947 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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1947 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
1947 record5–3–1 (2–3–1 Big Nine)
Head coachBo McMillin (14th season)
MVPHoward Brown
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 20,000)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Michigan $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Minnesota 3 3 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 3 1     5 3 1
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Northwestern 2 4 0     3 6 0
Ohio State 1 4 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Indiana Hoosiers football team was an American football team that represented the Indiana University in the 1947 Big Nine Conference football season. The team compiled a 5–3–1 record (2–3–1 in conference play), and finished in tie for sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Bo McMillin, in his 14th and final year as head coach of the Hoosiers. McMillin retired from his position as head coach at the end of the year.

Three Indiana players received honors from Associated Press (AP), United Press (UP), or International News Service (INS) on the 1947 All-Big Nine Conference football team: guard Howard Brown (AP-1, INS-1, UP-1); halfback George Taliaferro (AP-2, INS-2); and end Lou Mihajlovich (AP-2, INS-2).[2][3][4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at NebraskaW 17–033,000[5]
October 4Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
T 7–730,000[6]
October 11at IowaL 14–2751,000[7]
October 18Pittsburgh*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 41–625,000[8]
October 25at NorthwesternL 6–742,000[9]
November 1at Ohio StateW 7–075,882[10]
November 8at No. 2 MichiganL 0–3585,938[11]
November 15Marquette*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 48–615,000[12]
November 22Purdue
W 16–1433,500[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[14]

1948 NFL draftees[edit]

Three Indiana players were selected in the 1948 NFL Draft, as follows:[15]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Dick Deranek Back 10 82 Pittsburgh Steelers
Harry "Chick" Jagade Back 14 118 Washington Redskins
Rex Grossman Back 29 273 Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1947 Indiana Hoosiers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Michigan Lands Four Players on All-Big Nine". The Daily News, Ludington, Mich. (AP story). November 24, 1947. p. 6.(AP)
  3. ^ "'M' Awarded Five Positions on UP Team". The Michigan Daily. November 26, 1947. p. 3.(UP)
  4. ^ Charles Einstein. "Wilson of Wisconsin On INS All-Big Nine Team". The Milwaukee Sentinel (INS story).(INS)
  5. ^ Jack North (September 28, 1947). "Indiana's Power Flails Nebraska, 17-0". The Des Moines Register. p. 3S – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Jack Overmyer (October 5, 1947). "I.U., Badgers Tie: Visitors Gain 7-7 Standoff In 4th Period". The Indianapolis Star. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Tony Cordaro (October 12, 1947). "Iowa Passes Dazzle Indiana, 27-14: Dimarco Hits Tunnell on 3 Scoring Plays". The Des Moines Register. pp. V-1, V-3 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Harold Harrison (October 19, 1947). "Hoosiers Rip Pitt, 41-6; Brilliant Taliaferro Run Provides Thrill Of Day". Detroit Free Press. pp. 40–41 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Jack K. Overmyer (October 26, 1947). "IU Loses, 7 to 6: Wildcats Turn Stolen Pass Into Victory". the Indianapolis Star. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Jack Overmyer (November 2, 1947). "I.U. Leaves Big Nine Cellar With 7-0 Conquest of Bucks". The Indianapolis Star. p. III-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Lyall Smith (November 9, 1947). "Michigan Brushes Hoosiers Aside, 35-0: 86,000 See Backs Crack Indiana Line". Detroit Free Press. pp. 2C, 4C – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Indiana Raps Marquette, 48-6". The Indianapolis Star. November 16, 1947. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Jack K. Overmyer, Harold Harrison (November 23, 1947). "Indiana Scores 16-14 Victory Over Purdue On Rex Grossman's 4th Period Field Goal". p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  14. ^ "1947 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  15. ^ "1948 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2019.