1917 Washington State football team

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1917 Washington State football
PCC champion
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1917 record 6–0–1 (3–0 PCC)
Head coach William Dietz (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Home stadium Rogers Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington State $ 3 0 0     6 0 0†
California 2 1 0     5 5 1
Oregon Agricultural 1 2 1     4 2 1
Oregon 1 2 0     4 3 0
Washington 0 2 1     1 2 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • †1 tie game recognized by WSU, but not Pac-12

The 1917 Washington State football team represented Washington State College in the 1917 college football season, its first in the Pacific Coast Conference.[1][2]

Washington State defeated in-state rival Washington for the first time in a decade.[3][4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 13 vs. 362nd Infantry* Tacoma StadiumTacoma, WA [6] T   0–0^   15,000
October 20 Oregon Rogers FieldPullman, WA [7] W 26–3    
October 27 Whitman* Rogers Field • Pullman, WA [8] W 19–0    
November 3 at Idaho* MacLean FieldMoscow, ID [9][10][11][12] (Battle of the Palouse) W 19–0    
November 10 at Oregon Agricultural Bell FieldCorvallis, OR [13] W 6–0    
November 17 vs. Montana* Recreation ParkSpokane, WA [14] W 28–0   2,000
November 29 at Washington Denny FieldSeattle, WA [3][4][5] (Apple Cup) W 14–0   7,000
*Non-conference game. ^ Tie game appears in the WSU Media Guide, but not Pac-12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1917 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Cougar Football Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 74. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Football season ends tomorrow". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 28, 1917. p. 14. 
  4. ^ a b "Pullman trims Washington". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 30, 1917. p. 5. 
  5. ^ a b "W.S.C. mows down University team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 30, 1917. p. 20. 
  6. ^ "Officers held to scoreless tie". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 14, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  7. ^ "State College defeats Oregon by team work and powerful defense". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 21, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  8. ^ "Whitman goes down to stubborn defeat to W.S.C.'s fast eleven". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 28, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  9. ^ "Idaho expects upset of dope; Pullman looks for hard battle". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 2, 1917. p. 19. 
  10. ^ "Idaho meets W.S.C. team today". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 3, 1917. p. 14. 
  11. ^ "Line up against Pullman team today". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (photo). November 3, 1917. p. 11. 
  12. ^ "W.S.C. bowls over Idaho, 19 to 0, by fierce hammering of backs". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 4, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  13. ^ "Washington State College team beats Oregon Aggies by single touchdown". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 11, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  14. ^ "Washington State College team defeats Montana Grizzlies, 28-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 18, 1917. p. 1, part 3.