|Date||January 4, 1947|
|Location||San Antonio, Texas|
The 1947 Alamo Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Hardin–Simmons Cowboys and Denver Pioneers. The game was played on January 4, 1947, at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. The game was originally scheduled for January 1, however freezing temperatures and icy conditions delayed the game. Hardin–Simmons defeated Denver 20–0. Poor attendance caused the game to be a financial failure and was not scheduled again. There is no relation between this game and the current Alamo Bowl which began in 1993.
- "Hardin-Simmons Triumphs, 20-0, In Alamo Bowl". Chicago Tribune. January 5, 1947. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
- "First Alamo Bowl kicks off after being delayed 3 days due to icy conditions in 1947". News4 San Antonio. January 4, 2021. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
- Briggs, Jerry (May 11, 2015). "Once-humble Alamo Bowl aiming for title game". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved January 3, 2016.