1947 Hawaii Rainbows football team

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1947 Hawaii Rainbows football
Pineapple Bowl, W 33–32 vs. Redlands
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record8–5
Head coachTom Kaulukukui (3rd season)
Home stadiumHonolulu Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Western college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pepperdine         9 0 0
Nevada         7 2 0
San Francisco         7 3 0
Hawaii         8 5 0
Santa Clara         4 4 0
Cal Poly San Dimas         4 4 1
Loyola (CA)         3 7 0
Saint Mary's         3 7 0
Portland         1 7 0

The 1947 Hawaii Rainbows football team was an American football team that represented the University of Hawaii as an independent during the 1947 college football season. In its third season under head coach Tom Kaulukukui, the team compiled an 8–5 record,[1] including a 27–13 victory over Fresno State in the 17th annual Shrine Game,[2] and a 33–32 victory over Redlands in the fourth annual Pineapple Bowl.[3] The team played its home games at Honolulu Stadium in Honolulu.

In an October 4 loss to Utah, the team gained only 57 yards (all by rushing) and converted only two first downs, both of which remain the lowest single-game totals in program history.[4]

Five of Hawaii's victories were over members of the Hawaii Senior Football League – the Moiliili Bears, Olympics, Kaialums, Leilehuas, and Mickalums.[5] The Kaialums, Leilehuas, and Mickalums consisted of alumni of the area's Kaimuki, Leilehua, and President William McKinley High Schools.[5][6]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17Moiliili BearsW 18–619,000[7]
September 27Saint Mary's
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
L 7–2727,000[8]
October 4at UtahL 0–3523,518[9]
October 11at Montana StateBillings, MTW 14–010,000[10]
October 22Olympics
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
W 40–155,000[11]
October 29Kaialums
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
W 65–0[12]
November 5Leilehuas
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
W 26–010,000[13]
November 12Mickalums
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
W 33–13[6]
November 29Michigan State
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
L 19–5815,000[14]
December 6Fresno State
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (Shrine Game)
W 27–1327,500[2]
December 13Denver
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
L 0–27> 5,000[15]
December 20Montana
  • Honolulu Stadium
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
L 12–14< 5,000[16]
January 1, 1948Redlands
W 33–3212,000[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2018 Media Guide". University of Hawaii. 2018. pp. 124, 136. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Dan McGuire (December 7, 1947). "U of H Wins Shrine Game By 27 To 13". The Honolulu Advertiser. pp. 1, 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b Joe Anzivino (January 2, 1948). "Pineapple Bowl Game Filled With Thrills: 'Bows, Bulldogs Stage New Year Celebration". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Hawaii Rainbow Warrior 2018 Media Guide, p. 88.
  5. ^ a b Andrew Mitsukado (November 6, 1947). "Rambling 'Round". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b Monte Ito (November 13, 1947). "Rainbows Defeat Mickalums, 33-13". The Honolulu Advertiser. pp. 16–17 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Monte Ito (September 18, 1947). "Rainbows Overpower Bears, 18-6". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Andrew Mitsukado (September 28, 1947). "St. Mary's Defeats Hawaii, 27 to 7: Gaels Capitalize on Breaks to Triumph". The Honolulu Advertiser. pp. 15, 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Ute Redskins Outclass Hawaii Players, Piling up 35-0 Score Over Visiting Rainbows". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. October 5, 1947. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "University of Hawaii Gridders Down Bobcats by 14-to-0 Score". The Billings Gazette. October 12, 1947. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Monte Ito (October 23, 1947). "U.H. Gridders Rout Olympics, 40-15". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Monte Ito (October 30, 1947). "U.H. Eleven Routs Kaialums, 65 to 0: Rainbows Smother Senior League Team". The Honolulu Advertiser. pp. 21, 23 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Monte Ito (November 6, 1947). "Rainbows Crush Leilehuas, 26 to 0". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ George S. Alderton (November 30, 1947). "Michigan State, Despite Heat, Overpowers Hawaii 58 to 19". Lansing State Journal. p. 30 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ Andrew Mitsukado (December 14, 1947). "Denver Trounces Rainbows, 27-0". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. II-14 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ Andrew Mitsukado (December 21, 1947). "Montana Conquers UH Eleven, 14-12". The Honolulu Advertiser. pp. 13, 16 – via Newspapers.com.