1927 Army Cadets football team

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1927 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1927 record 9–1
Head coach Biff Jones (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Captain H. E. Wilson
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Army         9 1 0
Pittsburgh         8 1 1
Notre Dame         7 1 1
Penn State         6 2 1
Navy         6 3 0
Carnegie Tech         5 2 1
Drexel         3 5 1
Delaware         2 5 1

The 1927 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1927 college football season; in their second season under head coach Biff Jones, the Cadets compiled a 9–1 record, shut out six of their ten opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 197 to 37.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 14–9. The team's only loss came to national champion Yale by a 10 to 6 score.[2]

Four Army players were recognized on the All-America team. Halfback Red Cagle was a consensus first-team honoree and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Tackle Bud Sprague was selected as a first-team honoree by the Associated Press (AP), the International News Service (INS), and the Central Press Association (CP). End Charles Born was selected as a second-team honoree by the United Press (UP), Hearst newspapers, New York Sun, and Billy Evans. Tackle George Perry was selected as a first-team honoree by the New York Sun.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 Boston University Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 13–0    
October 1 Detroit Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 6–0    
October 8 Marquette Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 21–12    
October 15 Davis & Elkins Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 27–6    
October 22 at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT L 6–10    
October 29 Bucknell Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 34–0    
November 5 Franklin & Marshall Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 45–0    
November 12 vs. Notre Dame Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Rivalry) W 18–0   65,678
November 19 Ursinus Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 13–0    
November 26 vs. Navy Polo GroundsNew York, NY (Rivalry) W 14–9    

Players[edit]

The following players won varsity letters for their participation on the 1927 Army football team.

  • Charles Born - end
  • Samuel Brentnall - end
  • Red Cagle - back (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Paul Elias
  • Herbert Gibner
  • William Evans Hall - center
  • Louis A. Hammack - guard
  • Norris B. Harbold - end
  • Charles I. Humber
  • Richard C. Hutchinson
  • Arthur W. Meehan - back
  • John H. Murrell - back
  • William L. Nave
  • Howard E. Pearson - center
  • George W. Perry - tackle
  • LaVerne G. Saunders - tackle
  • Lyle Seeman - guard
  • Bud Sprague - tackle (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Birrell Walsh
  • Harry Wilson - captain (College Football Hall of Fame)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1927 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.