1917 Clemson Tigers football team

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1917 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1917 record 6–2 (4–1 SIAA)
Head coach Edward Donahue (1st year)
Captain F. L. Witsel
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech $ 4 0 0     9 0 0
Auburn 5 1 0     6 2 1
Clemson 4 1 0     6 2 0
Mississippi A&M 3 1 0     6 1 0
Sewanee 3 1 1     4 2 2
Alabama 2 1 1     5 2 1
Tulane 2 1 0     5 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 2 0     5 3 0
LSU 2 3 0     3 5 0
Wofford 1 2 0     5 4 0
Furman 1 3 0     3 5 0
Florida 1 3 0     2 4 0
Ole Miss 1 4 0     1 4 1
Howard 0 2 1     0 2 1
The Citadel 0 2 0     3 3 0
Mississippi College 0 4 0     0 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • There were several SIAA schools that did not field a team due to World War I.

The 1917 Clemson Tigers football team represented the Clemson Tigers of Clemson Agricultural College during the 1917 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. Under first year head coach Edward Donahue, the team posted a 6–2 record.[1][2] F. L. Witsel was the captain.[3] Stumpy Banks scored five touchdowns against Furman for a school record.[4][5] John Heisman ranked Clemson fourth in the south, or third in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 28 Presbyterian* Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 13–0  
October 13 at Furman Greenville, SC W 38–0  
October 19 Auburn Riggs Field • Calhoun, SC (Rivalry) L 7–0  
October 25 at South Carolina* Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 21–13  
November 1 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 27–16  
November 16 vs. The Citadel County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC W 20–0  
November 17 vs. Florida Jacksonville, FL W 55–7  
November 29 vs. Davidson* Charlotte, NC L 21–9  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE" (PDF). ClemsonTigers.com. Clemson Athletics. 2016. pp. 200–208. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Clemson Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ 2010 Media Guide, p. 198
  4. ^ "No. 19 Tigers Run Past Tar Heels, 52-7". 
  5. ^ "Tiger Timeline". 
  6. ^ Spalding's Football Guide. p. 55.