1917 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
ConferenceWestern Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference
Record8–0–1 (4–0 Western, 3–0 OAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumOhio Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 Big Ten Conference 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
1917 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Miami (OH) $ 5 0 1 6 0 2
Wooster 5 0 3 6 0 3
Wittenberg 4 1 0 5 2 0
Oberlin 4 1 0 5 2 1
Akron 3 1 0 5 3 0
Denison 2 2 0 5 3 0
Ohio Wesleyan 3 3 1 4 3 1
Western Reserve 3 3 1 3 5 1
Ohio 3 3 0 3 5 0
Case 3 4 1 3 6 1
Kenyon 2 3 1 3 3 1
Mount Union 1 5 0 2 6 0
Ohio Northern 0 4 0 3 4 0
Baldwin–Wallace 0 7 0 1 8 0
Cincinnati 0 4 0 0 6 0
Ohio State * 3 0 0 8 0 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – did not complete for championship

The 1917 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University as a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) during the 1917 college football season. Led by fifth-year head coach, John Wilce, the Buckeyes compiled an overall record of 8–0–1 and outscored opponents 292–6. Ohio State had a record of 4–0 against Big Ten opponents, winning the conference title for the second consecutive season.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29CaseW 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 3vs. IndianaW 26–3
November 10at WisconsinW 16–3
November 17Illinois
W 13–0
November 24vs. Auburn*
T 0–010,000[1]
November 29Camp Sherman (Chillicothe)*
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 28–0
  • *Non-conference game

Coaching staff

References

  1. ^ "Auburn Tigers Play Ohio State To Scoreless Tie". November 25, 1917. p. 3. Retrieved July 12, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access