1944 Army Cadets football team

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1944 Army Cadets football
National Champions
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #1
1944 record 9–0
Head coach Earl Blaik
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »

The 1944 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1944 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the team finished with a perfect 9–0 season. The Black Knights offense scored 504 points, while the defense allowed 35 points. At the season’s end, the team won a national championship. The team captain was Tom Lombardo. In 1950, Lombardo was killed in action during the Korean War.[1]

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30 North Carolina Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 46–0  
October 7 Brown Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 59–7  
October 14 Pittsburgh #1 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 69–7  
October 21 Coast Guard #2 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 76–0  
October 28 Duke #2 Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 27–7  
November 4 Villanova #1 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 83–0  
November 11 #5 Notre Dame #1 Yankee Stadium • New York, NY (Rivalry) W 59–0  
November 18 at Penn #1 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 62–7  
December 2 #4 Navy #1 Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MD (Army–Navy Game) W 23–7  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

*Schedule Source:[2]

Awards and honors

References

  1. When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.113, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1940–1944". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 27, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/awards?awardId=14