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 overFordham. 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]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29UrsinusW 25–0
October 6Camp WadsworthW 90–0
October 13at SyracuseL 10–14
October 20at LafayetteW 33–7
October 27at FordhamW 28–0
November 3West VirginiaT 7–7
November 10Springfield (MA)W 61–0
November 17League Island NavyW 27–0
November 24Newport NavyW 14–0

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.