1916 Akron football
ConferenceOhio Athletic Conference
1916 record2–7 (2–4 OAC)
Head coachFred Sefton (2nd season)
CaptainOllie Driesbach
Home stadiumBuchtel Field
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The 1916 Akron football team represented the University of Akron, formerly Buchtel College, in the 1916 college football season. The team was led by head coach Fred Sefton, in his second season.[1] Akron was outscored by their opponents by a total of 90–183. In their first game of the season, a 53-0 win over Baldwin-Wallace, the team recorded its 50th win in program history.


September 30[[{{{school}}}|Baldwin–Wallace]]
W 53–0
October 7Wooster
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
L 7–29
October 14[[{{{school}}}|Western Reserve]]
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
L 3–14
October 21[[{{{school}}}|Heidelberg]]*
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
L 0–6
October 28at Mount UnionAlliance, OHL 0–26
November 4at [[{{{school}}}|Ohio Northern]]Ada, OHT 14–7
November 11[[{{{school}}}|Denison]]
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
L 6–34
November 18[[{{{school}}}|Hiram]]*
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
L 6–34
November 25at Allegheny*Meadville, PAW 0–33
  • *Non-conference game


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