1948 Army Cadets football team

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1948 Army Black Knights football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #6
1948 record 8-0-1
Head coach Red Blaik
Offensive coordinator Sid Gillman
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »

Led by head coach Colonel Red Blaik, the Cadets offense scored 294 points while the defense allowed 89 points. At season’s end, Army was ranked sixth in the nation. [1]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach Red Blaik implemented a two platoon system, using specialists strictly for offense and defense. [2] Offensive coach Sid Gillman left Army to become the head coach for the University of Cincinnati. [3]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 25 at Villanova Michie StadiumWest Point, New York W 28-0  
October 9 at Illinois W 26-21  
October 16 at Harvard W 20-7  
October 23 at Cornell W 27-6  
October 30 at Virginia Tech Michie StadiumWest Point, New York W 49-7  
November 6 at Stanford Michie StadiumWest Point, New York W 43-0  
November 13 at University of Pennsylvania W 26-20  
November 27 vs. Navy T 21-21  
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.99, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.105, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  3. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.97, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  4. ^ http://cfrreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=82&season=1948