1897 Navy Midshipmen football team

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1897 Navy Midshipmen football
United State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
Conference Independent
1897 record 8–1
Head coach Bill Armstrong (1st season)
Captain Johnny Halligan
Home stadium Worden Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →

The 1897 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1897 college football season. In their first season under head coach Bill Armstrong, the Midshipmen compiled an 8–1 record, shut out seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 111 to 34,[1][2] the Army–Navy Game was canceled due to Presidential cabinet order.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 9 Princeton Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 0–28  
October 16 Penn second team Unknown • Annapolis, MD W 22–0  
October 23 Princeton second team Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 6–0  
October 30 Penn State Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 4–0  
November 6 Rutgers Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 1–0 forfeit  
November 13 Virginia Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 4–0  
November 17 University of Maryland, Baltimore Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 38–0  
November 20 Lehigh Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 28–6  
November 28 White Squadron Worden Field • Annapolis, MD W 8–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 188. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015.