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1917 Penn Quakers football
ConferenceIndependent
1917 record9–2
Head coachBob Folwell (2nd season)
CaptainHeinie Miller
Home stadiumFranklin Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →

Template:1917 college football records The 1917 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania in the 1917 college football season. The Quakers finished with a 9–2 record in their second year under head coach Bob Folwell. Significant games included victories over Michigan (16–0), Carlisle (26–0), and Cornell (37–0), and losses to undefeated national champion Georgia Tech (0–41) and Pittsburgh (6–14). The 1917 Penn team outscored its opponents by a combined total of 245 to 71.[1][2]

Five Penn players received honors on the 1917 College Football All-America Team. They are: end Heinie Miller (Jack Veiock and Dick Jemison 1st teams, Walter Eckersall, 2nd team); Joseph Strauss (Jemison 1st team); guard Herbert Dieter (Paul Purman 2nd team); center Lud Wray (New York Times All-Service team, Purman 2nd team); and fullback Joseph Howard Berry, Jr. (Eckersall and Purman 1st teams, Veiock 2nd team).[3][4][5][6]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3 AlbrightW 73–10
October 6at Georgia Tech
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
L 0–41
October 13 Swarthmore
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 10–0
October 20 Bucknell
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 20–6
October 27 Pittsburgh
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
L 6–14
November 3 Lafayette
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 27–0
November 6 [[{{{school}}}|Pennsylvania Military]]
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 23–0
November 10vs. Dartmouth BostonW 7–0
November 17 Michigan
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 16–0
November 24 Carlisle
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 26–0
November 29 Cornell
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia (rivalry)
W 37–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1917 Pennsylvania Quakers Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/pennsylvania/1917-schedule.html. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. "Pennsylvania Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/pennsylvania/1915-1919_yearly_results.php. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. Jack Veiock (1917-12-11). "Veiock's All-American Elevens for 1917 Season". Logansport Pharos-Reporter.
  4. Paul Purman (1917-11-29). "East, West, South Give Stars To The Sentinel All-American Football Team For 1917 Season". The Fort Wayne Sentinel.
  5. ""All" Teams Picked By Walter Eckersall". Lincoln Daily Star. 1917-12-16.
  6. Spalding's Football Guide
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