1917 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
1917 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.jpg
Missouri Valley champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Record5–2 (2–0 MVC)
Head coach
Home stadiumNebraska Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nebraska $ 2 0 0 5 2 0
Kansas 3 1 0 6 2 0
Iowa State 3 1 0 5 2 0
Kansas State 2 2 0 6 2 0
Missouri 2 4 0 3 5 0
Washington University 1 2 0 4 3 0
Drake 0 3 0 0 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1917 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 1917 college football season. The team was coached by second-year head coach E. J. Stewart and played its home games at Nebraska Field in Lincoln, Nebraska. They competed as members of the Missouri Valley Conference, which NU won for the eighth consecutive season.[1]

Stewart departed the football program after the season to assist in the war effort as the United States drew closer to involvement in World War I, spending time at the YMCA preparing young men to serve in the armed forces. Stewart remained NU's basketball coach and athletic director until 1919.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 62:30 p.m.Nebraska Wesleyan*W 100–0
October 132:30 p.m.Iowa*
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 47–0
October 202:30 p.m.Notre Dame*
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 7–0
October 272:30 p.m.at Michigan*L 20–05,022
November 102:30 p.m.Missouridagger
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 52–0
November 172:00 p.m.at KansasW 13–3
November 292:30 p.m.Syracuse*
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
L 10–910,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Coaching staff

Coach[2][3] Position First year Alma mater
E. J. Stewart Head coach 1916 Mount Union
Jack Best Trainer 1890 Nebraska

Roster

[4]

Cook, John QB
Day, William C
Dobson, Paul HB
DuTeau, Al E
Henry, Stanley C
Hubka, Ernest FB
Kellogg, Sam T
Kositsky, Ed T
Kriemelmeyer, Walter T
McMahon, Harold HB
Munn, Wayne G
Otopalik, Hugo HB
Rhodes, Roscoe E
Riddell, Ted E
Schellenberg, Elmer HB
Shaw, Edson T
Shaw, Lawrence T
Teter, John G
White, Herbert PLAYER
White, Roland PLAYER
Wilder, Harold T
Young, Farley G

Game summaries

Nebraska Wesleyan

Nebraska Wesleyan at Nebraska
1 2Total
Nebraska Wesleyan 0
Nebraska 100

This was the fourth and final time Nebraska scored 100 or more points.

Iowa

Iowa at Nebraska
1 2Total
Iowa 0
Nebraska 47

See also: Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry

Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Nebraska
1 234Total
Notre Dame 0 000 0
Nebraska 0 700 7

The Irish's longest drive ended with an interception at the Nebraska 8-yard line. Among the Notre Dame players present was future College Football Hall of Fame inductee George Gipp, who was handed his first career loss at Notre Dame.

at Michigan

Nebraska at Michigan
1 2Total
Nebraska 0
Michigan 20

Missouri

Missouri at Nebraska
1 2Total
Missouri 0
Nebraska 52

See also: Missouri–Nebraska football rivalry

Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas
1 2Total
Nebraska 13
Kansas 3

See also: Kansas–Nebraska football rivalry

Syracuse

Syracuse at Nebraska
1 2Total
Syracuse 10
Nebraska 9

References

  1. ^ "1917 Nebraska Cornhuskers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nebraska head coaches". HuskerMax. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  3. ^ "1917 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook (Page 139)". University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  4. ^ "Nebraska Football 1917 Roster". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "the 1910s". HuskerMax. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  6. ^ "Huskers Beat Irish, the Gipper, 7-0". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  7. ^ "1917: Nebraska Shuts Out Notre Dame". Husker Press Box. Archived from the original on August 16, 2001. Retrieved 2009-11-22.