1926 Army Cadets football team

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1926 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1926 record 7–1–1
Head coach Biff Jones (1st season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Captain Orville Hewitt
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Brown         9 0 1
Navy         9 0 1
Notre Dame         9 1 0
Furman         8 1 1
Army         7 1 1
Penn         7 1 1
Carnegie Tech         7 2 0
Syracuse         7 2 1
Citadel         7 3 0
Cornell         6 1 1
Villanova         6 2 1
Pittsburgh         5 2 2
Penn State         5 4 0
Wake Forest         5 4 1
Yale         4 4 0
Michigan State         3 4 1
Delaware         3 5 0
Havard         3 5 0
Duke         3 6 0
Drexel         2 5 0

The 1926 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1926 college football season. In their first season under head coach Biff Jones, the Cadets compiled a 7–1–1 record, shut out four of their nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 240 to 71.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets tied the Midshipmen at 21. The team's only loss came to Notre Dame by a 7 to 0 score.[2]

Four Army players were recognized on the All-America team. Tackle Bud Sprague was a consensus first-team honoree with first-team designations from the Associated Press (AP) and the Central Press Association (CP). Sprague was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Halfback Harry Wilson was selected as a first-team honoree by Walter Camp, the All-America Board, Collier's Weekly, the International News Service, and the Newspaper Enterprise Association. Guard Ernest Schmidt was selected as a first-team player by the New York Sun. Center Maurice Daly was selected as a second-team honoree by the New York Sun.

Players[edit]

  • Charles Born - end
  • Samuel Brentnall - end
  • Red Cagle - halfback (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Clyde A. Dahl
  • Maurice F. Daly
  • Garrison H. Davidson
  • Louis A. Hammack
  • Norris B. Harbold
  • Neil B. Harding
  • Orville Hewitt - fullback
  • Thomas R. Lynch
  • Arthur W. Meehan
  • John H. Murrell
  • George W. Perry
  • LaVerne G. Saunders
  • Ernest G. Schmidt
  • Lyle Seeman
  • Bud Sprague - tackle (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Thomas J.H. Trapnell
  • Harry Wilson - captain (College Football Hall of Fame)

Coaches[edit]

  • Head coach: Biff Jones
  • Assistant coaches: Major Sasse, Lt. Bryan, Lt. Farwick, Lt. Wood, Lt. Wicks, Lt. Myers, Lt. Johnson
  • Trainer: Wandle

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 Detroit Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 21–0    
October 9 Davis & Elkins Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 21–7    
October 16 Syracuse Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 27–21    
October 23 Boston University Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 41–0    
October 30 at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 33–0    
November 6 Franklin & Marshall Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 55–0    
November 13 vs. Notre Dame Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Rivalry) L 0–7   63,029
November 20 Ursinus Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 44–0    
November 27 vs. Navy Soldier FieldChicago, IL (Rivalry) T 21–21    

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1926 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.