1950 Army Cadets football team

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1950 Army Black Knights football
USMA-BlackKnights-Logo.svg
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #2
1950 record 8-1
Head coach Red Blaik
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »

The 1950 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy. Led by head coach Red Blaik, the team finished with an 8-1 record. The Black Knights offense scored 267 points, while the defense allowed 40 points. Bob Blaik was the starting quarterback. Tom Lombardo, the captain of the 1944 Army team was killed in action in Korea. [1]

Regular season[edit]

Two weeks before the Army-Navy game, Johnny Trent, the captain of the 1949 Army team was killed in action. Trent, and Arnold Galiffa, the starting quarterback of the 1949 Army team, were sent with the Eighth Army to Korea.[2] Navy would beat Army by a score of 14-2. It was the first time Navy had beaten Army since 1943. [3]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Black Knights points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 30 Colgate Win 28 0 1-0
2 Oct. 7 Penn State Win 41 7 2-0
3 Oct. 14 Michigan Win 27 6 3-0
4 Oct. 21 @ Harvard Win 49 0 4-0
5 Oct. 28 @ Columbia Win 34 0 5-0
6 Nov. 4 @ Penn Win 28 13 6-0
7 Nov. 11 New Mexico Win 51 0 7-0
8 Nov. 18 @ Stanford Win 7 0 8-0
9 Dec. 2 @ Navy Loss 2 14 8-1

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Army - Navy Game[edit]

  • The annual contest between the Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy at Annapolis (Navy) is among the most storied rivalries in all of college sports. See Army-Navy Game for historical background.

On December 2, with US President Harry S. Truman in attendance, Navy upset undefeated Army by a score of 14-2.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Al Pollard Back 21 251 New York Yanks
Dan Foldberg End 22 261 Detroit Lions

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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. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.114, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  3. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.116, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  4. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=82&season=1950
  5. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1951.htm