1928 Army Cadets football team

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1928 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1928 record 8–2
Head coach Biff Jones (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Carnegie Tech         7 1 0
Army         8 2 0
Drexel         8 2 0
Pittsburgh         6 2 1
Navy         5 3 1
Notre Dame         5 4 0
Penn State         3 5 1
Delaware         2 6 0

The 1928 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1928 college football season. Led by head coach Biff Jones, the team finished the season with a record of 8–2. The Cadets offense scored 215 points, while the defense allowed 79 points. The 1928 season was one of the few years in which Army did not play the Navy Midshipmen in the Army–Navy Game.

Against Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium, with the game scoreless at halftime,[1] legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne gave his "win one for the Gipper" speech (with reference to All-American halfback George Gipp, who died in 1920); Notre Dame went on to win, 12–6. Army participated in the best-attended college football game at Yankee Stadium on December 1, when Army lost to Stanford 26–0 before 86,000.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29 Boston University Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 35–0    
October 6 SMU Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 14–13    
October 13 Providence Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 44–0    
October 20 at Harvard Harvard StadiumBoston, MA W 15–0    
October 27 at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 18–6    
November 3 DePauw Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 38–12    
November 10 vs. Notre Dame Yankee StadiumBronx, NY [1] (Rivalry) L   6–12   78,188
November 17 Carleton Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 32–7    
November 24 Nebraska Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 13–3    
December 1 vs. Stanford Yankee Stadium • Bronx, NY [2] L   0–26   86,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Getty, Frank (November 11, 1928). "Notre Dame beats Army eleven". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 1, sports. 
  2. ^ a b Getty, Frank (November 2, 1928). "Stanford scores smashing victory over Army, 26 to 0". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 1, sports.