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1917 Akron football
ConferenceOhio Athletic Conference
1917 record5–3 (3–1 OAC)
Head coachFred Sefton (3rd season)
CaptainTommy Tomkinson
Home stadiumBuchtel Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →

The 1917 Akron football team represented the University of Akron, formerly Buchtel College, in the 1917 college football season. The team was led by head coach Fred Sefton, in his third season.[1] For the first time since the 1912 season, Akron outscored their opponents, by a total of 143-84.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 29[[{{{school}}}|Muskingum]]*
W 33–3
October 6[[{{{school}}}|Heidelberg]]*
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
L 6–34
October 13[[{{{school}}}|Western Reserve]]
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
W 33–0
October 20Wooster
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
L 6–7
October 27[[{{{school}}}|Ohio Northern]]
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
W 20–0
November 3Mount Union
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
W 20–0
November 17Camp Sherman*
  • Buchtel Field
  • Akron, OH
W 25–7
November 24at Allegheny*Meadville, PAL 0–33less than 200[2]
  • *Non-conference game

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