1917 Navy Midshipmen football team

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1917 Navy Midshipmen football
United State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
Conference Independent
1917 record 7–1
Head coach Gil Dobie (1st season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Base defense 6–3–2
Captain Earnest von Heimburg
Home stadium Worden Field
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 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1917 college football season. In their first season under head coach Gil Dobie, the Midshipmen compiled a 7–1 record, shut out four opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 442 to 23.[1][2]

The annual Army–Navy Game was not played this season or the next due to World War I.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 Davidson Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD W 27-6  
October 6 West Virginia Worden Field • Annapolis, MD L    0–7  
October 13 Maryland State Worden Field • Annapolis, MD (Rivalry) W 62–0  
October 20 Carlisle Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 61–0  
October 27 Haverford Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 89-0  
November 3 Western Reserve Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 95–0  
November 10 Georgetown Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 28–7  
November 18 Villanova Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 80–3  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 189. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Navy Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015.