American Football Database
1917 Army Cadets football
1917 record7–1
Head coachGeoffrey Keyes (1st season)
Home stadiumThe Plain
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Template:1917 college football records The 1917 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1917 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Geoffrey Keyes, the Cadets compiled a 7–1 record, shut out four of their eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 203 to 24.[1] All eight games were played at home and the Cadets' sole loss came to Notre Dame by a 7–2 score. The Army–Navy Game was not played this season or the next.[2]

Halfback Elmer Oliphant was a consensus first-team player on the All-America team and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[3][4]


October 6[[{{{school}}}|Carnegie Tech]]W 28–0
October 13VMI
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 34–0
October 20Tufts
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 26–3
October 27Villanova
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 21–7
November 3Notre Dame
L 2–7
November 10Carlisle
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 28–0
November 17Lebanon Valley
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 50–0
November 24Boston College
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 14–7


  1. "Army Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. "1917 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  3. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  4. "Elmer "Ollie" Oliphant". National Football Foundation. Retrieved July 30, 2015.