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From 1947 Season
In 1947, the Kentucky Wildcat Football team was led by Coach Bear Bryant. This is what the UK Media Guide has to say about the significance of 1947 in the history of this Football Program.
Bryant took UK to eight consecutive winning
seasons (1946-53) and helped the Wildcats claim
their first national championship and Southeastern
Conference championship in 1950. He also sent
UK squads to four bowl games which included the
1947 Great Lakes Bowl, 1950 Orange Bowl, 1951
Sugar Bowl, and the 1952 Cotton Bowl.
In 1947, UK
played in the first and only Great Lakes Bowl, defeating Villanova, 24-14 culminating an 8-3 season record.
BigBlueFans4UK.com has obtained a copy of the official, hand written scoring sheets for the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl. To view these precious documents, CLICK HERE!
The following pages have been selected from the program for UK's game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown. UK defeated West Virginia 15-6.
Cover Coach & Captains Players More Players
Submitted by Ron Goodbub
Read Mr. Goodbub's Story of his 53 and counting year love affair with the Cats.
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