1917 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team

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1917 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football
Conference Independent
1917 record 0–9
Head coach Chester Brewer (9th season)
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The 1917 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team represented Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) in the 1917 college football season. In their ninth non-consecutive year under head coach Chester Brewer (Brewer previously coached the Aggies from 1903 to 1910), the Aggies compiled a 0–9 record and were outscored by their opponents 179 to 23.[1]


October 6AlmaL 7–14
October 13Kalamazoo
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 3–7
October 20at Michigan (rivalry)L 0–27
October 27Detroit
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 0–14
November 3Western State
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 0–14
November 10at NorthwesternL 6–39
November 17at Notre Dame (rivalry)L 0–23
November 24Syracusedagger
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 7–21
November 29Camp MacArthur
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 0–20
  • daggerHomecoming

Game summaries[edit]


Michigan at Michigan Agricultural
1 234Total
• Michigan 6 0714 27
Michigan Agricultural 0 000 0

On October 20, 1917, the Aggies played their annual game against Michigan at Ferry Field. It was the 12th game between the two schools dating back to 1898. Michigan had won eight of the prior 11 games.[2] Michigan won the 1917 game by a score of 27 to 0. Michigan scored in the first quarter on a drive that featured a 30-yard run by Elton Wieman and was capped by a 15-yard touchdown run by Archie Weston. At halftime, the schools' combined bands led a detachment of troops onto the field and played the "Star Spangled Banner" and "The Victors". In the third quarter, the Wolverines scoring drive began with a 20-yard punt return by Weston with Wieman scoring on a seven-yard run. In the fourth quarter, Wieman ran through the middle of the M.A.C. line, "shook off five tacklers," and scored on a 35-yard touchdown run. Later in the fourth quarter, Weston ran 30 yards around the left end to the M.A.C. 12-yard line, and Wieman scored his third touchdown of the afternoon on a one-yard run.[3][4]


  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 151. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Michigan vs Michigan St". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Detailed Description of Michigan-Aggie Bout". Detroit Free Press. October 21, 1917. p. 21. 
  4. ^ E. A. Batchelor (October 21, 1917). "Michigan Is Victor Over Aggies". Detroit Free Press. p. 19.