1908 Army Cadets football team

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1908 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1908 record 6–1–2
Head coach Harry Nelly (1st season)
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →
1908 IAAUS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Virginia         7 0 1
Washington         6 0 1
Washington State         4 0 2
Notre Dame         8 1 0
George Washington         8 1 1
Dartmouth         6 1 1
Army         6 1 2
USC         3 1 1
Navy         9 2 1
Oregon         5 2 0
Florida         5 2 1
Pittsburgh         8 3 0
Utah         3 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         4 3 1
Penn State         5 5 0
North Carolina         3 3 3
Idaho         2 2 2
Montana         1 2 1
Villanova         3 6 0
Maryland         3 8 0

The 1908 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1908 college football season. In their first season under head coach Harry Nelly, the Cadets compiled a 6–1–2 record, shut out five of their nine opponents (including a scoreless tie with Princeton), and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 87 to 21.[1] The team's only loss was to Yale. In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 6–4.[2]

Two Army players were honored by Walter Camp (WC) on his All-America team. They are center Wallace Philoon (second team) and end Johnson (third team).[3] Philoon also received first-team honors from the Washington Herald, Chicago Inter Ocean, and Fred Crolius.[4] In addition, tackle Daniel Pullen was selected as a first-team All-American by the New York World,[5] Fielding H. Yost,[6] T. A. Dwight Jones,[4] and the Kansas City Journal.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3 Tufts The PlainWest Point, NY W   5–0  
October 10 Trinity (CT) The Plain • West Point, NY W 33–0  
October 17 Yale The Plain • West Point, NY L    0–6  
October 24 Colgate The Plain • West Point, NY W   6–0  
October 31 Princeton The Plain • West Point, NY T    0–0  
November 7 Springfield (MA) The Plain • West Point, NY W   6–5  
November 14 Washington & Jefferson The Plain • West Point, NY T    6–6  
November 21 Villanova The Plain • West Point, NY W 25–0  
November 28 vs. Navy Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) W   6–4  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1905-1909)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1908 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Camp's 1908 All-America Selections". Reading Eagle. November 26, 1930. 
  4. ^ a b c Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1909. p. 27. 
  5. ^ "Another All-American. Tad Jones of Yale Picks Best Football Team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. December 5, 1908. 
  6. ^ Franklin (December 11, 1908). "Penn Best, Says Yost: But Puts Only Scarlet and Hollenback on All-American Team". Grand Forks Daily Herald.