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The 1947 Duquesne Dukes football team was an American football team that represented Duquesne University in the 1947 college football season. In its first season under head coach Kass Kovalcheck, the team compiled a 2–8 record and was outscored by a total of 262 to 45.[1] The team played its home games at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

1947 Duquesne Dukes football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record2–8
Head coachKass Kovalcheck (1st season)
Home stadiumForbes Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State         9 0 1
No. 7 Penn         7 0 1
Muhlenberg         9 1 0
Rutgers         8 1 0
No. 20 Columbia         7 2 0
No. 11 Army         5 2 2
Lafayette         6 3 0
Yale         6 3 0
Villanova         6 3 1
Boston University         5 3 0
Princeton         5 3 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Lehigh         5 4 0
Delaware         4 4 0
Brown         4 4 1
Dartmouth         4 4 1
Holy Cross         4 4 2
Harvard         4 5 0
Cornell         4 5 0
Syracuse         3 6 0
NYU         2 5 1
Temple         2 6 0
Duquesne         2 8 0
Colgate         1 5 2
Fordham         1 6 1
Pittsburgh         1 8 0
Drexel         0 8 0

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20GenevaW 7–012,000[2]
September 27Western Reserve
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 6–07,608[3]
October 5at San FranciscoL 0–5112,000[4]
October 11at AlabamaL 0–2625,000[5]
October 18at Mississippi StateL 0–3410,000[6]
October 24at DetroitL 6–3817,547[7]
November 8Maryland
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
L 0–32[8]
November 15Clemson
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
L 13–346,000[9]
November 21at Wake Forest
L 0–3310,000[10]
November 27at Saint Louis
L 13–149,272[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1947 Duquesne Dukes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dukes Beat Geneva, 7-0; Sundry Scores Touchdown". The Pittsburgh Press. September 21, 1947. p. 36 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Carl Hughes (September 28, 1947). "Dukes Nip Western Reserve, 6-0, for Second Victory". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Bob Brachman (October 6, 1947). "Dons Roll On, 51-0". San Francisco Examiner. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Alabama Crushes Duquesne With Power In Last Half". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 12, 1947. p. 4B – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Miss. State Wins 34-0: Maroons Are Held Scoreless 1st Half But Get Rolling". Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi). October 19, 1947. pp. 1, 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 25, 1947). "Titans Find Victory Trail Again 38-6". Detroit Free Press. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Carl Hughes (November 9, 1947). "Dukes Walloped by Maryland, 32-0". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 29 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Roy McHugh (November 16, 1947). "Dukes Score First but Lose To Clemson". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Deacons Ramble Over Duquesne By 33-0 Count". The Ashville Citizen. November 22, 1947. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ James L. Toomey (November 28, 1947). "Billikens Win, 14-13, on Missed Conversion in Last Minute". St. Louis Star and Times. p. 32 – via Newspapers.com.