1917 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1917 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1917 record 4–1 (3–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (18th season)
Captain George Hauser
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 Big Ten football standings
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 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1917 college football season. In their 18th year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 4–1 record (3–1 against Western Conference opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 164 to 25.[1]

The 1917 season was almost canceled due to the United States entering World War I, but over the summer, the decision was made to play a reduced football schedule.[2] The team finished second in the Big Ten.[3]

Tackle George Hauser was named an All-American by the Associated Press.[4] Hauser was also named All-Big Ten first team.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 13 South Dakota State* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 64–0    
October 20 Indiana Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 33–9    
November 3 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Rivalry) L 7–10   12,000
November 17 Chicago Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 33–0   14,000
November 24 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 27–6   4,500
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1917 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ General Alumni. History. p. 150. 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 197. 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 179. 
  5. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180.