1950 Army Cadets football team
|1950 Army Cadets football|
|Head coach||Earl Blaik|
|Home stadium||Michie Stadium|
The 1950 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1950 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the team finished with an 8–1 record. The Cadets offense scored 267 points, while the defense allowed 40 points. Bob Blaik was the starting quarterback.
Tom Lombardo, the captain of the 1944 Army team, was killed in action in Korea. Two weeks before the Army–Navy Game, Johnny Trent, the captain of the 1949 Army team, was killed in action. Trent, and Arnold Galiffa, the starting quarterback of the 1949 Army team, were sent with the Eighth Army to Korea. Navy beat Army by a score of 14–2. It was the first time Navy had beaten Army since 1943.
|Game||Date||Opponent||Result||Black Knights points||Opponents||Record|
|2||Oct. 7||Penn State||Win||41||7||2–0|
|4||Oct. 21||@ Harvard||Win||49||0||4–0|
|5||Oct. 28||@ Columbia||Win||34||0||5–0|
|6||Nov. 4||@ Penn||Win||28||13||6–0|
|7||Nov. 11||New Mexico||Win||51||0||7–0|
|8||Nov. 18||@ Stanford||Win||7||0||8–0|
|9||Dec. 2||@ Navy||Loss||2||14||8–1|
On December 2, with President Harry S. Truman in attendance, Navy upset undefeated Army by a score of 14–2.
Team players in the NFL
|Al Pollard||Back||21||251||New York Yanks|
|Dan Foldberg||End||22||261||Detroit Lions|
- Maraniss, David. When Pride Still Mattered. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3. p. 113
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- David Maraniss, p. 116