1917 Central Michigan Normalites football team

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1917 Central Michigan Normalites football
Conference Independent
1917 record 1–2
Head coach Fred Johnson (1st season)
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The 1917 Central Michigan Normalites football team represented Central Michigan Normal School, later renamed Central Michigan University, as an independent during the 1917 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Fred Johnson, the Central Michigan football team compiled a 1–2 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 70 to 7.[1][2] In its only intercollegiate game, the team lost to the 1917 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team by a score of 63 to 0 at Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 20, 1917. The Detroit Free Press reported: "Mt. Pleaaant failed to make a first down and gained only about 15 yards in the entire game, their team being light and lacking experience."[3] The team's remaining games were against high school teams: a 7-0 victory over Bay City Western High School and an 8-0 loss to Mt. Pleasant High School.[1][4]


Bay City Western H.S.W 7–0
October 20at Michigan State Normal (rivalry)Ypsilanti, MIL 0–63
November 16Mount Pleasant H.S.Mount Pleasant, MIL 0–8[5]


  1. ^ a b "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 107. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ypsilanti Has Easy Victory: Michigan State Normal College Rolls Up 63 to 0 Score on Its Ancient Rival". Detroit Free Press. October 21, 1917. p. 22. 
  4. ^ "Mt. Pleasant High Cleans Up". Detroit Free Press. November 17, 1917. p. 12. 
  5. ^ "Mt. Pleasant High Wins". Lansing State Journal. November 17, 1917. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.