1903 Army Cadets football team

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1903 Army Cadets football
1903 Army Football Team - Horatio B. Hackett front and center.jpg
Conference Independent
1903 record 6–2–1
Head coach Edward Leonard King (1st season)
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →
1903 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth         9 1 0
Stanford         8 0 3
Washington         6 1 0
California         6 1 2
Virginia         7 2 1
Maryland         7 4 0
North Carolina         6 3 0
USC         4 2 0
Oregon         4 2 1
Washington Agricultural         3 3 2
Utah         3 5 0
Villanova         2 2 0
Oregon Agricultural         2 4 1
Montana         2 5 0

The 1903 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1903 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Edward Leonard King, the Cadets compiled a 6–2–1 record, shut out five of their nine opponents (including a scoreless tie with Colgate), and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 164 to 33.[1]

The team's two losses were to Harvard (5–0) and Yale (17–5). In an intersectional game, the Cadets defeated Chicago 10–6. In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets, behind quarterback Horatio B. Hackett, defeated the Midshipmen 40–5.[2][3]

Three 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: guard Napoleon Riley (WC-2); halfback Edward Farnsworth (CW-2); and fullback Frederick Prince (CW-2).[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Colgate The PlainWest Point, NY T    0–0  
October 3 Tufts The Plain • West Point, NY W 17–0  
October 10 Dickinson The Plain • West Point, NY W 12–0  
October 17 Harvard The Plain • West Point, NY L    0–5  
October 24 Yale The Plain • West Point, NY L    5–17  
October 31 Vermont The Plain • West Point, NY W 32–0  
November 7 Manhattan The Plain • West Point, NY W 48–0  
November 14 Chicago The Plain • West Point, NY W 10–6  
November 28 vs. Navy Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) W 40–5  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1900-1904)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Sun, November 29, 1903; p. 12.
  3. ^ "1903 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Walter Camp Names All American Team". The Trenton Times. December 10, 1903. 
  5. ^ Caspar Whitney (January 1904). "The Sportsman's View Point" (PDF). Outing. p. 477.