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 Red Blaik
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »

The 1944 Army Black Knights football team represents the United States Military Academy. Led by head coach Red 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 the National Championship. The team captain was Tom Lombardo. In 1950, Lombardo would be killed in action during the Korean War.[1]

Schedule[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 
  3. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/awards?awardId=14