1977 Army Cadets football team

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1977 Army Cadets football
Commander-In-Chief Trophy
Conference Independent
1977 record 7–4
Head coach Homer Smith
Captain Chuck D'Amico
Captain Leamon Hall
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »

The 1977 Army Cadets represented the United States Military Academy during the 1977 college football season. They claimed the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for the second straight season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Massachusetts Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 34–10   22,101
September 17 Virginia Military Institute Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 27–14   26,664
September 24 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 28–49   19,200
October 1 Colorado Michie Stadium • West Point, NY L 0–31   34,548
October 8 Villanova Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 34–32   30,618
October 15 vs. Notre Dame Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ L 0–24   72,594
October 22 Lafayette Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 42–6   28,277
October 29 Holy Cross Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 48–7   41,376
November 5 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 31–6   34,338
November 12 vs. Pittsburgh Giants Stadium • East Rutherford, NJ L 26–52   35,387
November 26 vs. Navy JFK StadiumPhiladelphia, PA (Army-Navy Game) W 17–14   81,091
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

UMass[edit]

Army's win over UMass was the 500th in school history. Leamon Hall threw five touchdown passes, including three to freshman Mike Fahnstock. [2]


Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Villanova 14 0 0 18 32
Army 0 7 7 20 34
  • Date: October 8
  • Location: Michie Stadium • West Point, New York

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Navy[edit]

See also: Army-Navy game
Army vs. Navy
1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 7 7 0 14
Army 7 10 0 0 17

Army finished with its first winning season since 1972. [4]


Stats[edit]

  • QB Leamon Hall – 151/265 for 1,944 yards with 15 TD vs 17 INT[5]
  • RB Greg King – 177 carries for 961 yards with 7 TD
  • RB Jim Merriken – 99 carries for 447 yards with 4 TD. 35 catches for 350 yards with 2 TD
  • TE Clennie Brundridge – 51 catches for 842 yards with 4 TD

Awards[edit]

  • Homer Smith – Eastern Coach of the Year (New York Football Writers Association) [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Army football media guide
  2. ^ 2011 Army football media guide
  3. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1977 Oct 9.
  4. ^ "Cadets Hold Off Middies." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Nov 27.
  5. ^ http://www.totalfootballstats.com/Team_College.asp?id=55&Season=1977
  6. ^ 2011 Army football media guide.