1891 Army Cadets football team

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1891 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1891 record 4–1–1
Head coach Henry L. Williams (1st season)
Captain Dennis Michie
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1891 college football season. In the first full season of Army football (Army had played a single game in 1890), the Cadets compiled a 4–1–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 80 to 73.[1] The Cadets opened the season with a 10–6 victory over Fordham, the team's first-ever win.[2] In the final game of the season, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen by 32-16 in the second annual Army–Navy Game.[3]

Army's head coach in 1891 was 22-year-old Henry L. Williams, who had played football at Yale. Williams remained at the Academy only one year. He later served as head coach at Minnesota for 22 years and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

No Army Cadets were honored on the 1891 College Football All-America Team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 24 Fordham The PlainWest Point, NY W 10–6    
October 31 Princeton "B" team The Plain • West Point, NY T 12–12    
November 7 Stevens Tech The Plain • West Point, NY W 14–12    
November 14 Rutgers The Plain • West Point, NY L 6–27    
November 21 Schuylkill Navy AC The Plain • West Point, NY W 6–0    
November 28 at Navy Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD (Army–Navy Game) W 32–16    
All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

  • Harry H. Pattison
  • Sterling P. Adams, center
  • Butler Ames
  • Elmer W. Clark, right guard
  • Peter W. Davidson, left halfback
  • Willard E. Gleason, left guard
  • George E. Houle, left tackle
  • Dennis Michie, fullback
  • James T. Moore, left end
  • Leonard M. Prince, right end
  • Fine W. Smith, right tackle
  • Edward J. Timberlake, right halfback
  • Kirby Walker, quarterback
  • Frank A. Wilcox

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1891 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Victory For West Point: The Military Cadets Defeat the Naval Boys; A Stubbornly-Fought Game of Football at Annapolis, in Which a Good Deal of Rough Work Was Done on Both Sides" (PDF). The New York Times. November 29, 1891.