1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Independent
1917 record 10–0
Head coach Pop Warner (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Double wing
Captain Doc Carlson
Home stadium Forbes 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 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1917 college football season. Led by coach Pop Warner, the Panthers won all ten games and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 260–31.[1]

The Panthers were nicknamed "The Fighting Dentists" because during some rotations all eleven players on the field would be dentistry students. One of those players was Pitt Panthers legend Jock Sutherland.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 at West Virginia Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) W 14–9  
October 6 Bethany (WV) Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA W 40–0  
October 13 Lehigh Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 41–0  
October 20 Syracuse Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 28–0  
October 27 Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 14–6  
November 3 Westminster (PA) Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 25–0  
November 10 Washington & Jefferson Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 13–10  
November 17 Carnegie Tech Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 27–0  
November 29 Penn State Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 28–6  
December 1 Camp Lee Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 30–0  

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