1917 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1917 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1917 record 4–3
Head coach William H. Spaulding (11th season)
Captain Warren Allen
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →

The 1917 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1917 college football season. In their 11th season under head coach William H. Spaulding, the Hilltoppers compiled a 4–3 record and outscored their opponents, 203 to 105.[1][2] Tackle Warren Allen was the team captain.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
Albion W 26–6
October 10 at Michigan L 13–17 [4]
Notre Dame frosh W 83–0
November 3 at Michigan Agricultural East Lansing, MI W 14–0 [5]
Camp Custer W 61–7
November 17 at Detroit L 6–35 [6]
November 24 at Pennsylvania Normal Indiana, PA L 0–40 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1910 - 19". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wolverines Just Manage To Win Out: Michiganders Come From Behind in Closing Minutes of Game With Kalamazoo; Teachers Hold Lead Almost Until Finish; Final Score Is 17-13; Sparks Plays Sensational Game Until Carried From Field". Detroit Free Press. October 11, 1917. pp. 13–14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Normals Are Better Than Aggie Bunch: Kalamazoo Blanks M.A.C. Eleven by 14 to 0". Detroit Free Press. November 4, 1917. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ K. W. Hall (November 18, 1917). "U. of D. Whips Kazoo Eleven by Fine Work". Detroit Free Press. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Penn Normal Wallops Kazoo". Detroit Free Press. November 25, 1917. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.