1917 Rutgers Queensmen football team

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1917 Rutgers Queensmen football
Rutgers athletics logo.png
Conference Independent
1917 record 7–1–1
Head coach George "Sandy" Sanford (5th season)
Home stadium Neilson Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →

The 1917 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1917 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach George "Sandy" Sanford, the Queensmen compiled a 7–1–1 record and outscored their opponents, 295 to 28, the team's wins included a 28-0 victory over Fordham. The sole loss was to Syracuse by a 14-10 score, the tie was a 7-7 game with West Virginia.[1][2] Paul Robeson played at the end position for the 1917 and 1918 Rutgers teams, was selected by Frank G. Menke as a first-team All-American in both 1917 and 1918, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.[3] Coach Sanford was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1917 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1915–1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Paul "Robey" Robeson". National Football Foundation. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "George "Sandy" Sanford". National Football Foundation. Retrieved June 14, 2016.