1902 Army Cadets football team

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1902 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1902 record 6–1–1
Head coach Dennis E. Nolan (1st season)
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →
1902 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska         9 0 0
California         8 0 0
Harvard         11 1 0
Virginia         8 1 1
South Carolina         6 1 0
Stanford         6 1 0
Washington         5 1 0
Army         6 1 1
North Carolina         5 1 3
Dartmouth         6 2 1
Notre Dame         6 2 1
Utah         5 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         4 1 1
Penn State         7 3 0
Villanova         4 3 0
Oregon         3 1 3
Western U. of Penn.         5 6 1
Washington Agricultural         2 3 0
USC         2 3 0
Montana         0 2 0
Maryland         3 5 2
Navy         2 7 1

The 1902 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1902 college football season. In their only season under head coach Dennis E. Nolan, the Cadets compiled a 6–1–1 record, shut out five of their eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 180 to 28.[1] Army's only loss was 14–6 to Harvard. The Cadets also defeated Syracuse by a 46 to 0 score and tied with an undefeated Yale team that has been recognized as a national co-champion. In the annual Army–Navy Game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 22–8.[2]

Two members of this team were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: quarterback Charles Dudley Daly and tackle Paul Bunker. In addition, five members of the squad were honored by one or both of Walter Camp (WC) and Caspar Whitney (CW) on the All-America team. They are: Bunker (WC-1, CW-1); Daly (WC-3); center Robert Boyers (WC-2, CW-1); tackle Edward Farnsworth (CW-2); and fullback Henry Torney (WC-3).[3][4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 4 Tufts The PlainWest Point, NY W   5–0  
October 11 Dickinson The Plain • West Point, NY W 11–0  
October 18 Harvard The Plain • West Point, NY L    6–14  
October 25 Williams The Plain • West Point, NY W 28–0  
November 1 Yale The Plain • West Point, NY T    6–6  
November 8 Union (NY) The Plain • West Point, NY W 56–0  
November 15 Syracuse The Plain • West Point, NY W 46–0  
November 29 vs. Navy Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) W 22–8  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1900-1904)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1902 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Michael MacCambridge, Dan Jenkins (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of College Football from 1869 to the Present. p. 1145. 
  4. ^ "All-America Team and Review of Season of 1902". Spalding's Football Guide: 31. 1903. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Google books.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Caspar Whitney (January 1903). "The Viewpoint" (PDF). Outing.