1946 Army Cadets football team
|1946 Army Cadets football|
|Head coach||Earl Blaik (6th year)|
|Home stadium||Michie Stadium|
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. The Cadets' offense scored 263 points, while the defense allowed 80 points.
|September 21||Villanova||Michie Stadium • West 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 Stadium • Ann 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 Field • Philadelphia||W 34–7|
|November 30||vs. Navy||No. 1||Philadelphia Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia (Army–Navy Game)||W 21–18|
|Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
Team players drafted into the NFL
|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 Fuson||End||14||124||New York Giants|
|Dick Pitzer||Wide Receiver||29||269||Pittsburgh Steelers|
Awards and honors
- 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.
- 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
- DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 28, 2013.