1917 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1917 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
1917 record 6–1–1
Head coach Jesse Harper (5th season)
Assistant coach Knute Rockne (4th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Captain James Phelan
Home stadium Cartier 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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1917 college football season, led by fifth-year head coach Jesse Harper. The Irish won six of their eight games, with a loss at Nebraska,[1] and a tie at Wisconsin.[2]

This was the final season for Harper, who stepped away from coaching and returned to his native Kansas to ranch. Fourth-year assistant (and former Irish player) Knute Rockne was promoted to head coach for the 1918 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 Kalamazoo Cartier FieldSouth Bend, IN W 55–0  
October 13 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI [2] T    0–0  
October 20 at Nebraska Nebraska FieldLincoln, NE [1] L    0–7  
October 27 South Dakota Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 40–0  
November 3 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY [3] (Rivalry) W   7–2  
November 10 at Morningside Sioux City, IA W 13–0  
November 17 Michigan Agricultural Cartier Field • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 23–0  
November 24 at Washington & Jefferson Cameron StadiumWashington, PA W   3–0  

Source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Notre Dame is beaten". Milwaukee Journal. October 21, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  2. ^ a b "Cardinals held to scoreless tie". Milwaukee Journal. October 21, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  3. ^ "Notre Dame beats Army". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 4, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1917-schedule.html