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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]

1917 Clemson Tigers football
1917 Clemson Tigers football team (Taps 1918).png
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1917 record6–2 (5–1 SIAA)
Head coachEdward Donahue (1st season)
CaptainF. L. Witsel
Home stadiumRiggs 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 5 1 0     6 2 0
Sewanee 4 1 1     5 2 1
Mississippi A&M 3 1 0     6 1 0
Alabama 3 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
South Carolina 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
The Citadel 0 2 0     3 3 0
Howard 0 3 0     0 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.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 28Presbyterian*W 13–0
October 13at FurmanGreenville, SCW 38–0
October 19Auburn
L 0–7
October 25at South CarolinaColumbia, SC (Big Thursday)W 21–13
November 1at WoffordSpartanburg, SCW 27–16
November 16vs. The Citadel
W 20–0
November 17vs. FloridaJacksonville, FLW 55–7
November 29vs. Davidson*Charlotte, NCL 9-21
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  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". Archived from the original on 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  5. ^ "Tiger Timeline". Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  6. ^ Spalding's Football Guide. p. 55.