1977 Army Cadets football team

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1977 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1977 record 7–4
Head coach Homer Smith
Captain Chuck D'Amico
Captain Leamon Hall
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Notre Dame           11 1 0
#5 Penn State           11 1 0
Colgate           10 1 0
#16 San Diego State           10 1 0
Tennessee State           8 1 1
#14 Florida State           10 2 0
North Texas           10 1 0*
#8 Pittsburgh           9 2 1
East Carolina           8 3 0
Rutgers           8 3 0
Army           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 1
Boston College           6 5 0
Cincinnati           5 4 2
Georgia Tech           6 5 0
Memphis           6 5 0
Northwestern State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
William & Mary           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           5 5 1
Hawaii           5 6 0
Navy           5 6 0
West Virginia           5 6 0
South Carolina           5 7 0
Utah State           4 7 0
Villanova           4 7 0
Illinois State           3 7 1
Virginia Tech           3 7 1
Indiana State           3 7 0
Miami (FL)           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Tulane           3 8 0
Air Force           2 8 1
Holy Cross           2 8 0
Northeast Louisiana           2 9 0
  • North Texas (originally 9-2-0) awarded a forfeit win after UCLA was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Army Cadets represented the United States Military Academy during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. They claimed the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for the second straight season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Massachusetts Michie StadiumWest Point, New York W 34–10   22,101
September 17 Virginia Military Institute Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 27–14   26,664
September 24 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts L 28–49   19,200
October 1 Colorado Michie Stadium • West Point, New York L 0–31   34,548
October 8 Villanova Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 34–32   30,618
October 15 vs. Notre Dame Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey L 0–24   72,594
October 22 Lafayette Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 42–6   28,277
October 29 Holy Cross Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 48–7   41,376
November 5 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado W 31–6   34,338
November 12 vs. Pittsburgh Giants Stadium • East Rutherford, New Jersey L 26–52   35,387
November 26 vs. Navy JFK StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania (Army-Navy Game) W 17–14   81,091
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

UMass[edit]

Army's win over UMass was the 500th in school history. Leamon Hall threw five touchdown passes, including three to freshman Mike Fahnstock.[3]

Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Villanova 14 0 0 18 32
Army 0 7 7 20 34
  • Date: October 8
  • Location: Michie Stadium • West Point, New York

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Navy[edit]

See also: Army-Navy game
Army vs. Navy
1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 7 7 0 14
Army 7 10 0 0 17

Army finished with its first winning season since 1972.[5]

Stats[edit]

  • QB Leamon Hall – 151/265 for 1,944 yards with 15 TD vs 17 INT[6]
  • RB Greg King – 177 carries for 961 yards with 7 TD
  • RB Jim Merriken – 99 carries for 447 yards with 4 TD. 35 catches for 350 yards with 2 TD
  • TE Clennie Brundridge – 51 catches for 842 yards with 4 TD
  • DL Dan Sartin; 10 sacks

Awards[edit]

  • Homer Smith – Eastern Coach of the Year (New York Football Writers Association) [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1977-standings.html
  2. ^ 2011 Army football media guide
  3. ^ 2011 Army football media guide
  4. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1977 Oct 9.
  5. ^ "Cadets Hold Off Middies." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Nov 27.
  6. ^ http://www.totalfootballstats.com/Team_College.asp?id=55&Season=1977
  7. ^ 2011 Army football media guide.