1917 Washington football team

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1917 Washington football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1917 record 1–2–1 (0–2–1 PCC)
Head coach Claude J. Hunt (1st season)
Captain Ernst Murphy
Home stadium Denny 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 football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1917 college football season. In its first season under coach Claude J. Hunt, the team compiled a 1–2–1 record, finished last in the Pacific Coast Conference at 0–2–1, and was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 47 to 14.[1] Ernst Murphy was the team captain.

The defeat at California was Washington's first loss since 1907, ending a 62-game undefeated run (59 wins and three ties).[2][3][4]

The Thanksgiving Day loss to Washington State at Denny Field was the first home defeat in a decade.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 20 Whitman* Denny FieldSeattle, WA [5][6] W 14–6   2,000
November 3 at California California FieldBerkeley, CA [2][3][4] L 0–27   1,000
November 17 Oregon Agricultural Denny Field • Seattle, WA [7][8][9] T 0–0   3,000
November 29 Washington State Denny Field • Seattle, WA [10][11][12] (Apple Cup) L 0–14   6,000
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "California takes victory from Washingtonafter many defeats". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 4, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  3. ^ a b Varnell, George M. (November 5, 1917). "U. of W. licked by California". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (game referee). p. 14. 
  4. ^ a b Jude, Adam (October 6, 2017). "100 years ago, Cal defeated Washington to end the longest unbeaten streak in NCAA history". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Washington defeats Whitman". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 21, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  6. ^ Varnell, George M. (October 22, 1917). "Whitman scores; Washington wins". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (game referee). p. 16. 
  7. ^ "OAC is held to scoreless tie". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 18, 1917. p. 1, part 3. 
  8. ^ "Washington 0, Oregon A.C. 0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 18, 1917. p. 4. 
  9. ^ "Hunt turns a trick". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 19, 1917. p. 16. 
  10. ^ "Football season ends tomorrow". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 28, 1917. p. 14. 
  11. ^ "Pullman trims Washington". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 30, 1917. p. 5. 
  12. ^ "W.S.C. mows down University team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 30, 1917. p. 20.