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.