1917 Rutgers Queensmen football
1917 record7–1–1
Head coachGeorge "Sandy" Sanford (5th season)
Home stadiumNeilson Field
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The 1917 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1917 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach George "Sandy" Sanford, the Queensmen compiled a 7–1–1 record and outscored their opponents, 295 to 28. The team's wins included a 28–0 victory overFordham. The sole loss was to Syracuse by a 14–10 score. The tie was a 7–7 game with West Virginia.[1][2] Paul Robeson played at the end position for the 1917 and 1918 Rutgers teams, was selected by Frank G. Menke as a first-team All-American in both 1917 and 1918, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.[3] Coach Sanford was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.[4]


September 29[[{{{school}}}|Ursinus]]W 25–0
October 6Camp WadsworthW 90–0
October 13at SyracuseL 10–14
October 20at [[{{{school}}}|Lafayette]]W 33–7
October 27at FordhamW 28–0
November 3West VirginiaT 7–7
November 10[[{{{school}}}|Springfield (MA)]]W 61–0
November 17League Island NavyW 27–0
November 24Newport Naval ReservesW 14–0


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