1947 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1947 Ole Miss Rebels football
SEC champion
Delta Bowl champion
Delta Bowl, W 13–9 vs. TCU
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 13
1947 record9–2 (6–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (1st season)
CaptainCharlie Conerly
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Ole Miss $ 6 1 0     9 2 0
No. 10 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     10 1 0
No. 6 Alabama 5 2 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 3 0     7 4 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 3 2     2 5 2
LSU 2 3 1     5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     5 5 0
Auburn 1 5 0     2 7 0
Florida 0 3 1     4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Ole Miss Rebels football team was an American football team that represented the University of Mississippi as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach Johnny Vaught, the team compiled a 9–2 record (6–1 against SEC opponents), won the SEC championship, was ranked No. 13 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a total of 269 to 110. The team was invited to the 1948 Delta Bowl where it defeated TCU, 13–9.[1]

Ole Miss featured two All-Americans on its 1947 roster: quarterback and team captain Charlie Conerly and end Barney Poole. Conerly was a consensus first-team All-American,[2] who also finished fourth in the 1947 voting for the Heisman Trophy.[3] Poole received first-team honors from the United Press, American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News, Central Press Association, and Walter Camp Football Foundation.[4][5][6][7][8]

In addition to Conerly and Poole, two other Ole Miss players received honors on the 1947 All-SEC football team. Tackle Dub Garrett received first-team honors from the AP and UP, and tackle Bill Erickson received second-team honors from the AP.[9][10]

The team played its home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20KentuckydaggerW 14–718,000[11]
September 27at FloridaW 14–617,000[12]
October 4vs. South Carolina*W 33–012,000[13]
October 11at No. 10 VanderbiltNo. 18L 6–1022,000[14]
October 18at TulaneW 27–14> 40,000[15]
October 25vs. Arkansas*
L 14–1928,000[16]
November 1at No. 17 LSUW 20–1846,000[17]
November 8vs. Tennessee
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 43–1328,000[18]
November 15Chattanooga*No. 15
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
W 52–0[19]
November 29at Mississippi StateNo. 15W 33–1427,000[20]
January 1vs. TCU*No. 13
W 13–928,800[21]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster[edit]

1947 Ole Miss Rebels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
  Charlie Conerly (C)
E Barney Poole
G Phillip Poole Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Season summary[edit]

Chattanooga[edit]

  • Barney Poole 13 Rec, 95 Yds, TD [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1947 Ole Miss Rebels Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "1947 Heisman Trophy Voting". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Offensive Brilliance Pays Off On UP All-American: Midwestern Zone Leads With Four Players on Team". Journal. Western Nevada. November 27, 1947.
  5. ^ Al Warren (December 17, 1947). "Patrolling the Sport Highway with Al Warren". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. Ogden, Utah.
  6. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1208. ISBN 1401337031.
  7. ^ Walter L. Johns (December 1, 1947). "Midwest Gains Edge On CP All-American: Nation's Grid Captains Help Select Honor Eleven". The Era. Bradford, PA.
  8. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-12-18.
  9. ^ "Tech, Ole Miss, State Also Get 2 Berths Each". The Anniston Star. November 26, 1947. p. 10. Retrieved May 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.(AP)
  10. ^ "Three Alabama Players Given Stellar Ratings". The Courier News. November 26, 1947. p. 35. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.(UP)
  11. ^ Wayne Thompson (September 21, 1947). "Ole Miss Smashes Kentucky 14 To 7". Clarion-Ledger. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Pete Norton (September 29, 1947). "Ole Miss Downs Gators By 14-6 Score: Rebels Take To Air To Win In Second Half". Tampa Sunday Tribune. pp. 1B, 4B – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Ole Miss Tops Gamecocks In 33-0 Runaway". Kingsport Times-News. October 5, 1947. p. 3D – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ Raymond Johnson (October 12, 1947). "Vandy Rolls On as Clinard Kicks To Sink Ole Miss 10-6: Berry Climaxes 68-Yard Drive With Touchdown". The Tennessean. pp. 1A, 1C – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ Arnold Hederman (October 19, 1947). "Ole Miss Scores Mighty Triumph At Tulane, 27-14: Rebels Smash Greenie Defense For Four Scores". Clarion-Ledger. pp. I-1, II-3 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ Will Grimsley (October 26, 1947). "Ole Miss Defeated 19 to 14: Rebels Passes Hit Hard by Wet Ball; Conerly Shines". Clarion-Ledger. pp. 1, 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ F. M. Williams (November 2, 1947). "Conerly Throws Tigers for Loss". The Atlanta Constitution. pp. 17C, 18C – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ Ed Harris (November 9, 1947). "Ole Miss Mauls Vols 43-13: Rebels Hand Neyland Worst Defeat of Career". The Nashville Tennessean. pp. 1C, 3C – via Newspapers.com.
  19. ^ "Conerly Breaks Pass Record In Ole Miss Win". The Nashville Tennessean. November 16, 1947. p. 2C – via Newspapers.com.
  20. ^ Ed Miles (November 30, 1947). "Ole Miss Wins Game and Title: Conerly Pitches for 18th Touchdown As Poole Breaks Receiving Record". The Atlanta Journal. pp. 1B, 7B – via Newspapers.com.
  21. ^ "Ole Miss Rallies in 4th to Beat TCU, 13-9". The Atlanta Constitution. January 2, 1948. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  22. ^ Ole Miss Record Book. Retrieved 2018-Dec-13.