1897 Army Cadets football team

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1897 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1897 record 6–1–1
Head coach Herman Koehler (1st season)
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →

The 1897 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1897 college football season. In their first season under head coach Herman Koehler, the Cadets compiled a 6–1–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 194 to 41.[1] The Cadets suffered their only loss against Harvard by a 10 to 0 score and played Yale to a 6–6 tie. The Army–Navy Game was not played in 1897.[2]

Three Army Cadets were honored on the 1897 College Football All-America Team. Halfback William Nesbitt received second-team honors from Walter Camp. Quarterback Leon Kromer received second-team honors from the New York Sun. Tackle Wallace Scales received second-team honors from Walter Camp and The New York Sun.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 Trinity (CT) The PlainWest Point, NY W 38–6    
October 9 Wesleyan The Plain • West Point, NY W 12–9    
October 16 Harvard The Plain • West Point, NY L 0–10    
October 23 Tufts The Plain • West Point, NY W 30–0    
October 30 Yale The Plain • West Point, NY T 6–6    
November 6 Lehigh The Plain • West Point, NY W 48–6    
November 13 Stevens Tech The Plain • West Point, NY W 18–4    
November 20 Brown The Plain • West Point, NY W 42–0    
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1897 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Camp's Champion Eleven: Chamberlin, Brown, De Saulles and Hall of Yale All-American Leaders". New Haven Evening Register. December 8, 1897. 
  4. ^ "An Arduous Task: The Choosing of an All American Representative Football Team". Evening News. Lincoln, Nebraska. December 15, 1897 – via reprinted from New York Sun.