|1917 Northwestern Purple football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1917 record||5–2 (3–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Fred J. Murphy (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Northwestern Field|
|1917 Big Ten football standings|
|Ohio State †||4||–||0||–||0||8||–||0||–||1|
|† – 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.
|October 6||Lake Forest*||W 48–0|
|October 13||at Ohio State||L 0–40|
|October 27||Chicago||L 0–7|
|November 3||at Purdue||W 12–6|
|November 10||Michigan Agricultural*||W 39–6|
|November 17||Iowa||W 25–14|
|November 24||Michigan||W 21–12|
- ↑ "1917 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1917-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide". Northwestern University. p. 106. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/nusports.com/documents/2017/7/21/Northwestern_2017_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
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