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.