1940 Army Cadets football team

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1940 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1940 record 1–7–1
Head coach William H. Wood (3rd season)
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Boston College         11 0 0
No. 12 Fordham         7 2 0
Penn State         6 1 1
Notre Dame         7 2 0
Navy         6 2 1
Villanova         4 5 0
Pittsburgh         3 4 1
Miami (FL)         3 7 0
Army         1 7 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1940 college football season. In their third and final year under head coach William H. Wood, the Cadets compiled a 1–7–1 record and were outscored their opponents by a combined total of 197 to 54.[1] The season was the first since 1899 in which the Army football team was outscored by its opponents. In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen by a 14 to 0 score. The Cadets also suffered blowout defeats to Cornell (45-0) and Penn (48-0).[2]

No Army players were honored on the All-America team. Three weeks after the end of the 1940 season, the War Department ordered coach Wood back to active troop duty and named Earl Blaik as head coach for the 1941 season.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 Williams Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 20–19    
October 12 Cornell Michie Stadium • West Point, NY L 0–45    
October 19 at Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA T 6–6    
October 26 Lafayette Michie Stadium • West Point, NY L 0–19    
November 2 vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Rivalry) L 0–7   75,474
November 9 Brown Michie Stadium • West Point, NY L 9–13    
November 16 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 0–48    
November 23 at Princeton Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ L 19–26    
November 30 vs. Navy Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia, PA (Rivalry) L 0–14    

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1940 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Prominent Coach to Replace Bill Wood". The Hammond (Ind.) Times (INS story). December 20, 1940. p. 26.