1946 Army Cadets football team

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1946 Army Cadets football
National Champions
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #2
1946 record 9–0–1
Head coach Red Blaik
Seasons
« 1945 1947 »

The 1946 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy. The Cadets were coached by Red Blaik in his sixth year and finished the season undefeated with a record of nine wins, zero losses and one tie (9–0–1). The squad was also recognized as national champions for the 1946 season by several selectors.[1] The Cadets' offense scored 263 points, while the defense allowed 80 points.

The 1946 Army vs. Notre Dame football game at Yankee Stadium is regarded as one of college football's Games of the Century.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 Villanova Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 35–0  
September 28 Oklahoma Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 21–7  
October 5 Cornell Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 46–21  
October 12 at #4 Michigan #2 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–13  
October 19 Columbia #1 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 48–14  
October 26 #13 Duke #1 Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 19–0  
November 2 West Virginia #1 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 19–0  
November 9 #2 Notre Dame #1 Yankee Stadium • New York, NY (Rivalry) T 0–0  
November 16 at #5 Penn #1 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 34–7  
November 30 vs. Navy #1 Philadelphia Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia, PA (Army–Navy Game) W 21–18  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

*Schedule Source:[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Glenn Davis Halfback 1 2 Detroit Lions
DeWitt Coulter Tackle 1 7 Chicago Cardinals
Hank Foldberg End 5 28 Washington Redskins
Arnold Tucker Quarterback 10 85 Chicago Bears
Herschel Fuson End 14 124 New York Giants
Dick Pitzer Wide Receiver 29 269 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Football Bowl Subdivision Records: Consensus National Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 72. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2001). "6". Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football. New York: The Free Press. pp. 148–183. ISBN 0-7432-2219-9. It was surely the game of the year, and many have said it was the college football game of the century 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1947.htm
  5. ^ http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html
  6. ^ http://aausullivan.org/winners_1946.html