1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Conference Independent
1917 record 10–0
Head coach Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner
Home stadium Forbes Field
« 1916 1918 »

The 1917 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1917 college football season. Led by coach Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner, the Panthers were undefeated on the season with a 10–0 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 260–31.[1] 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 were Pitt Panthers legend Jock Sutherland.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 at West Virginia Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) W 14–9  
October 6 Bethany (WV)* Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA W 40–0  
October 13 Lehigh Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 41–0  
October 20 Syracuse Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 28–0  
October 27 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 14–6  
November 3 Westminster* Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 25–0  
November 10 Washington & Jefferson Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 13–10  
November 17 Carnegie Tech* Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 27–0  
November 29 Penn State Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 28–6  
December 1 Camp Lee* Forbes Field • Pittsburgh, PA W 30–0  
*Non-conference game.