1917 Army Cadets football team

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1917 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1917 record 7–1
Head coach Geoffrey Keyes (1st season)
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburgh         10 0 0
Army         7 1 0
Navy         7 1 0
Notre Dame         6 1 1
Penn         9 2 0
Dartmouth         5 3 0
Penn State         5 4 0
USC         4 2 1
Kentucky         3 5 1
Idaho         2 3 0
Montana         1 4 0
Villanova         0 3 2

The 1917 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1917 college football season; in their first and only season under head coach Geoffrey Keyes, the Cadets compiled a 7–1 record, shut out four of their eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 203 to 24.[1] All eight games were played at home and the Cadets' sole loss came to Notre Dame by a 7–2 score, the Army–Navy Game was not played this season or the next.[2]

Halfback Elmer Oliphant was a consensus first-team player on the All-America team and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 Carnegie Tech The PlainWest Point, NY W 28–0  
October 13 VMI The Plain • West Point, NY W 34–0  
October 20 Tufts The Plain • West Point, NY W 26–3  
October 27 Villanova The Plain • West Point, NY W 21–7  
November 3 Notre Dame The Plain • West Point, NY (Rivalry) L    2–7  
November 10 Carlisle The Plain • West Point, NY W 28–0  
November 17 Lebanon Valley The Plain • West Point, NY W 50–0  
November 24 Boston College The Plain • West Point, NY W 14–7  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1917 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Elmer "Ollie" Oliphant". National Football Foundation. Retrieved July 30, 2015.