1916 Washington and Lee Generals football
ConferenceSouth Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1916 record5–2–2 (1–0 SAIAA)
Head coachJogger Elcock (3rd season)
CaptainHarry Young
Home stadiumWilson Field
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The 1916 Washington and Lee Generals football team represented Washington and Lee University during the 1916 college football season. The Generals were coached by Jogger Elcock in his third year as head coach, compiling a record of 5–2–2 (1–0 SAIAA). The team gave John Heisman's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets its only blemish with a 7–7 tie. It was captained by College Football Hall of Fame inductee Harry Young.[1]

Tackle Bob Ignico was selected third-team All-American by Walter Camp.


September 30[[{{{school}}}|Randolph–Macon]]*
W 80–0
October 7at Army*L 7–14
October 14at Rutgers*
T 13–13
October 21Roanoke*
  • Wilson Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 30–0
October 28at Georgia Tech*T 7–7
November 4at Navy*W 10–0
November 11Bucknell*
  • Wilson Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 55–7
November 18Washington & Jefferson*
  • Wilson Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 6–10
November 30at North Carolina A&MW 21–0
  • *Non-conference game



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