1946 Army Cadets football team

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1946 Army Cadets football
National champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Conference Independent
AP No. 2
1946 record 9–0–1
Head coach Earl Blaik (6th season)
Home stadium Michie Stadium
← 1945
1947 →

The 1946 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1946 college football season. The Cadets were coached by Earl Blaik in his sixth year and finished the season undefeated with a record of nine wins, zero losses and one tie (9–0–1). The squad was also recognized as national champions for the 1946 season by several selectors.[1] The Cadets' offense scored 263 points, while the defense allowed 80 points.

The 1946 Army vs. Notre Dame football game at Yankee Stadium is regarded as one of college football's Games of the Century.[2]


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 Villanova Michie StadiumWest Point, New York W 35–0  
September 28 Oklahoma Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 21–7  
October 5 Cornell Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 46–21  
October 12 at No. 4 Michigan No. 2 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan W 20–13  
October 19 Columbia No. 1 Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 48–14  
October 26 No. 13 Duke No. 1 Polo Grounds • New York City W 19–0  
November 2 West Virginia No. 1 Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 19–0  
November 9 No. 2 Notre Dame No. 1 Yankee Stadium • New York (Rivalry) T 0–0  
November 16 at No. 5 Penn No. 1 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia W 34–7  
November 30 vs. Navy No. 1 Philadelphia Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia (Army–Navy Game) W 21–18  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

*Schedule Source:[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Glenn Davis Halfback 1 2 Detroit Lions
DeWitt Coulter Tackle 1 7 Chicago Cardinals
Hank Foldberg End 5 28 Washington Redskins
Arnold Tucker Quarterback 10 85 Chicago Bears
Herschel "UG" Fuson Fullback 14 124 New York Giants
Dick Pitzer Wide Receiver 29 269 Pittsburgh Steelers


Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Football Bowl Subdivision Records: Consensus National Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 72. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2001). "6". Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football. New York: The Free Press. pp. 148–183. ISBN 0-7432-2219-9. It was surely the game of the year, and many have said it was the college football game of the century 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1947.htm