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1917 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1917 record3–4 (0–4 Big Ten)
Head coachCleo A. O'Donnell (2nd season)
CaptainW. J. Berns
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 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1917 college football season. In their second season under head coach Cleo A. O'Donnell, the Boilermakers compiled a 3–4 record, finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference with an 0–4 record against conference opponents, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 109 to 95. W. J. Berns was the team captain.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6[[{{{school}}}|Franklin]]*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 54–0
October 13DePauw*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 7–6
October 21at Chicago L 0–27
October 27at Illinois L 0–27
November 3Northwestern
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 6–12
November 17Wabash*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 28–0
November 24Indiana
L 0–37
  • *Non-conference game

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