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1917 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1917 record5–2 (3–2 Big Ten)
Head coachFred J. Murphy (4th season)
CaptainRobert Randolph
Home stadiumNorthwestern Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State 4 0 0     8 0 1
Minnesota 3 1 0     4 1 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     4 2 1
Illinois 2 2 1     5 2 1
Chicago 2 2 1     3 2 1
Indiana 1 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 0 1 0     8 2 0
Iowa 0 2 0     3 5 0
Purdue 0 4 0     3 4 0
† – Conference champion

The 1917 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1917 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Fred J. Murphy, the Purple compiled a 5–2 record (3–2 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for third place in the Big Ten Conference.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6Lake Forest*W 48–0
October 13at Ohio StateL 0–40
October 27Chicago
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–7
November 3at PurdueW 12–6
November 10Michigan Agricultural*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 39–6
November 17Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 25–14
November 24Michigan
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 21–12
  • *Non-conference game

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