1923 Army Cadets football team

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1923 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1923 record 6–2–1
Head coach John McEwan (1st season)
Home stadium The Plain
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Notre Dame         9 1 0
Dartmouth         8 1 0
Navy         5 1 3
Army         6 2 1
Penn State         6 2 1
Pittsburgh         5 4 0
Montana         4 4 0

The 1923 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1923 college football season. In their first season under head coach John McEwan, the Cadets compiled a 6–2–1 record, shut out five of their nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 237 to 56.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets and Midshipmen played to a scoreless tie at the Polo Grounds in New York City.[2][3]

Two Army players were recognized on the All-America team. Center Edgar Garbisch was selected as a first-team player by Tom Thorp and Percy Haughton and a second-team player by Athletic World magazine, Norman E. Brown and Davis Walsh. Garbisch was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Guard August Farwick received second-team honors from Norman E. Brown and Tom Thorp.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29 Tennessee The PlainWest Point, NY W 41–0    
October 6 Florida The Plain • West Point, NY W 20–0    
October 13 vs. Notre Dame Ebbets FieldBrooklyn, NY [4] (Rivalry) L    0–13   35,000
October 20 Auburn The Plain • West Point, NY W 28–6    
October 27 Lebanon Valley The Plain • West Point, NY W 74–0    
November 3 at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT [5] L  10–31    
November 10 Arkansas Tech The Plain • West Point, NY W 44–0    
November 17 Bethany The Plain • West Point, NY W 20–6    
November 24 vs. Navy Polo GroundsNew York, NY [2] (Rivalry) T    0–0   66,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Army and Navy play to scoreless tie before a 66,000 jam at Polo Grounds". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 25, 1923. p. 1, part 2. 
  3. ^ "1923 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ Barry, George (October 14, 1923). "Army eleven is beaten by Notre Dame". Pittsburgh Press. International News Service. p. 4, sports. 
  5. ^ "Army is routed by Yale attack". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. November 4, 1923. p. 8.