Ole Miss   14
Kentucky    7

Oxford, Mississippi
September 20, 1947
From the "Today's Game" Section of the Game Program

"The football evidence at hand this afternoon may go a long way for both Ole Miss and Kentucky.  The first "key" game of the season for both teams, the clambake can be served as the lever to a successful season for the winner or a brawling battle that will shower credit on both schools."

"Bear Bryant's leathery Wildcats last September trounced Red Drew's less apt pupils, 20-6, and from that chapter went on to a 7-3 record for a season that gave the youthful Bear a ten-year contract."

"Folks of importance to look for include, in the Ole Miss lineup, Capt. Charlie Connerly, at left half; Big Bill Erickson, alternate captain, at left tackle; Barney Poole, the former West Point All-American, at left end; Jimmy Crawford at right guard, George Lambert at right tackle and Buddy Bowen at quarterback."

"Balance of the Rebel probables for the starting lineup are Phillip Poole at left guard, Dave Bridges at center, Ev Harper at right end, Jerry Tiblier at right half and 'Bama Jenkins at fullback."

Coach Johnny Vaught began his illustrious career at Ole Miss with a 14-7 victory over Bear Bryant's strong Kentucky Wildcat team.

Charlie Connerly outdueled Kentucky's George Blanda, hitting on 15 of 30 passes to only 3-9 for Blanda.
The Coach and Connerly
1947 Rebel Roster
Kentucky's coaches