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1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1917 college football season. Led by coach Pop Warner, the Panthers won all ten games and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 260–31.[1]

1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1917 record10–0
Head coachPop Warner (3rd season)
Offensive schemeDouble wing
CaptainDoc Carlson
Home stadiumForbes Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburgh         10 0 0
Army         7 1 0
Navy         7 1 0
Notre Dame         6 1 1
Penn         9 2 0
Dartmouth         5 3 0
Penn State         5 4 0
USC         4 2 1
Kentucky         3 5 1
Idaho         2 3 0
Montana         1 4 0
Delaware         2 5 0
Villanova         0 3 2

The Panthers were nicknamed "The Fighting Dentists" because during some rotations all eleven players on the field would be dentistry students. One of those players was Pitt Panthers legend Jock Sutherland.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29at West VirginiaMorgantown, WV (rivalry)W 14–9
October 6Bethany (WV)W 40–0
October 13Lehigh
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 41–0
October 20Syracuse
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 28–0
October 27PennW 14–6
November 3Westminster (PA)
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 25–0
November 10Washington & Jefferson
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 13–10
November 17Carnegie Tech
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 27–0
November 29Penn State
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 28–6
December 1Camp Lee
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 30–0

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