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1917 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1917 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1917 college football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 8–0–1 record and became Big Ten Conference champion for the second straight year with a 4–0 record in conference play. Ohio State outscored opponents 292–6.

1917 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1917 record8–0–1 (4–0 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Wilce (5th season)
Home stadiumOhio 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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29Case*W 49–0
October 6Ohio Wesleyan*
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 53–0
October 13Northwestern
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 40–0
October 27Denison*
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 67–0
November 3at Indiana
W 26–3
November 10at WisconsinW 16–3
November 17Illinois
W 13–0
November 24vs. Auburn*
T 0–0
November 29Camp Sherman (Chillicothe)*
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 28–0
  • *Non-conference game

Coaching staffEdit

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