Gansz Trophy

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Gansz Trophy

Originated 2009
Most recent 2011
Continuity 3 years
Meetings 3 (16 Total)
Series leader Navy (9-7)

The Gansz Trophy was created in 2009 through a collaboration between the athletic departments of the United States Naval Academy and Southern Methodist University.[1] The trophy is named for Frank Gansz who played linebacker at the Naval Academy from 1957 through 1959. Gansz later served on the coaching staffs at Colgate, Oklahoma State, SMU, Army, UCLA, Air Force and Navy as well as the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Game results[edit]

Pre-Trophy Games
Date Year Location Winner Score

November 15 1930 Municipal Stadium SMU 20-7
November 28 1931 Ownby Stadium SMU 13-6
October 3 1959 Cotton Bowl SMU 20-7
October 8 1960 Foreman Field Navy 26-7
October 11 1963 Cotton Bowl SMU 32-28
September 24 1966 Cotton Bowl SMU 21-3
November 20 1993 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium SMU 43-13
September 9 1995 Cotton Bowl Navy 33-2
September 21 1996 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Navy 19-17
September 20 1997 Cotton Bowl Navy 46-16
November 21 1998 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium SMU 24-11
August 31 2002 Gerald J. Ford Stadium Navy 38-7
October 24 2008 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Navy 34-7
Gansz Trophy
October 17 2009 Gerald J. Ford Stadium Navy 38-35
October 16 2010 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Navy 28-21
November 12 2011 Gerald J. Ford Stadium Navy 24-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Football: "SMU-Navy To Battle For Gansz Trophy: Schools Establish Traveling Trophy To Honor Coaching Legend". October 7, 2009. Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website. Retrieved 2010-02-20. "SMU-Navy To Battle For Gansz Trophy: Schools Establish Traveling Trophy To Honor Coaching Legend". October 6, 2009. SMUMUSTANGS.com. Retrieved 2010-02-20.