1901 Army Cadets football team

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1901 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1901 record5–1–2
Head coachLeon Kromer (1st season)
Home stadiumThe Plain
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
1901 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         12 0 0
Yale         11 1 1
California         9 0 1
Stetson         1 0 0
Cornell         11 1 0
Dartmouth         10 1 0
Massachusetts         9 1 0
Princeton         9 1 1
Notre Dame         8 1 1
Kentucky U.         7 1 1
Army         5 1 2
Connecticut         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Texas         8 2 1
Arizona         4 1 0
Washington Agricultural         4 1 0
Nebraska         7 2 0
Western U. of Penn         7 2 1
Lafayette         9 3 0
Utah         3 1 0
Penn         10 5 0
Gallaudet         4 2 2
William & Mary         2 1 1
Columbia         8 5 0
Baylor         5 3 0
Penn State         5 3 0
Ohio State         5 3 1
VMI         4 3 0
Washington         4 3 0
Navy         6 4 1
Stanford         3 2 2
Oklahoma         3 2 0
Drake         4 4 0
Detroit         3 3 0
Kansas State         3 4 1
Michigan Agricultural         3 4 1
Oregon         3 4 1
Carlisle         5 7 1
Montana         2 3 0
Oklahoma A&M         2 3 0
Villanova         2 3 0
Arkansas         3 5 0
Kansas         3 5 2
Furman         1 2 1
Texas A&M         1 4 0
Missouri         1 6 1
Maryland         1 7 0
Boston College         1 8 0
Florida Agricultural         0 1 0
Kendall         0 1 0
USC         0 1 0
Rhode Island         0 2 0
Rutgers         0 7 0

The 1901 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1901 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Leon Kromer, the Cadets compiled a 5–1–2 record, shut out four opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 98 to 22.[1] The team's only loss was by a 6 to 0 score against an undefeated Harvard team that has been recognized as a co-national champion for the 1901 season. The Cadets also tied with Yale (5–5) and Princeton (6–6). In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen by an 11 to 5 score.[2]

Two members of the 1901 Army team have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: quarterback Charles Dudley Daly and tackle Paul Bunker. Both are also recognized by the NCAA as consensus first-team players on the 1901 College Football All-America Team.[3] Daly received first-team honors from Walter Camp, Caspar Whitney, the New York Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Bunker received first-team honors from Camp and the New York Post and second-team honors from Whitney.[4][5][6][7][8]

President Theodore Roosevelt attended the Army–Navy Game in Philadelphia on December 1. A newspaper account noted: "For the first time in the history of foot-ball a President of the United States added dignity to a noted contest by his presence."[9]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 5Franklin & MarshallHighland Falls, NYW 20–02,000-3,000[10]
October 12Trinity (CT)
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 17–0[11]
October 19Harvard
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
L 0–6[12]
October 26Williams
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 15–0[13]
November 2Yale
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
T 5–5[14]
November 9Princeton
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
T 6–6[15]
November 20Penn
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 24–0[16]
November 30vs. NavyW 11–528,000[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1900-1904)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "1901 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "All-America Teams". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on 2013-02-13.
  5. ^ Association, National Collegiate Athletic (1902). "All-America Team of 1901". Spalding's Football Guide: 47. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Google books. open access
  6. ^ Caspar Whitney (1902). "The Sportsman's View-Point" (PDF). Outing.
  7. ^ "All-American Team: Harvard Football Players in the Majority". Naugatuck Daily News. December 11, 1901.
  8. ^ "Dr. Stauffer's Idea of an All-American". The Philadelphia Inquirer. December 8, 1901.
  9. ^ a b "Roosevelt Sees Army Defeat Navy on the Gridiron". The Times (Philadelphia). December 1, 1901. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "West Point, 20; Franklin-M., 0". The New York Times. October 6, 1901. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "West Point, 17; Trinity, 0". The New York Times. October 13, 1901. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Kernan's Run Saves Harvard: West Point Allows Crimson Only Six Points". The Boston Sunday Globe. October 20, 1901. pp. 1–2 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "West Point Defeats Williams". New York Daily Tribune. October 27, 1901. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Cadets Tie Yale: Most of the West Pointers' Gains Were Made by Kicking". New York Daily Tribune. November 3, 1901. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Soldiers Tie Princeton: Football Game at West Point Ended with Score Six All". The New York Times. November 10, 1901. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Penn Defeated 24 to 0 by the West Point Team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 21, 1901. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.