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.