1941 Army Cadets football team

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1941 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1941 record 5–3–1
Head coach Earl Blaik (1st season)
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Notre Dame         8 0 1
No. 6 Fordham         8 1 0
Miami (FL)         8 2 0
No. 10 Navy         7 1 1
Penn State         7 2 0
Boston College         7 3 0
Drexel         4 2 1
Army         5 3 1
Villanova         4 4 0
Pittsburgh         3 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1941 college football season. In their first year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 5–3–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 105 to 87.[1]

The season represented a four-game improvement on the prior year's record of 1–7–1. Army opened with four wins,[2] then played a scoreless tie with undefeated Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium.[3] The eleventh-ranked Cadets then lost on the road in consecutive weeks to Harvard and Penn.[4][5] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Midshipmen won for the third straight year.[6][7]

Army halfback Hank Mazur was selected by Life magazine as a third-team player on the All-America team.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 4 The Citadel Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 19–6    
October 11 VMI Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 27–20    
October 18 at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 20–7   56,000
October 25 Columbia Michie Stadium • West Point, NY [2] W 13–0   20,000
November 1 vs. No. 6 Notre Dame No. 14 Yankee StadiumBronx, NY [3] (Rivalry) T    0–0   75,226
November 8 at Harvard No. 11 Harvard StadiumAllston, MA [4] L    6–20   53,000
November 15 at Penn No. 19 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA [5] L    7–14   70,000
November 22 West Virginia Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W   7–6    
November 29 vs. No. 11 Navy Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia, PA [6] (Rivalry) L    6–14   99,000
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Guenther, Jack (October 26, 1941). "Cadets trick Columbia in 13-0 win". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 13, part 3. 
  3. ^ a b Ferguson, Harry (November 2, 1941). "Cadets top Irish on muddy gridiron". Pittsburgh Press. Associated Press. p. 9, part 3. 
  4. ^ a b "Harvard uncovers scoring punch to kayo Army, 20-7". Pittsburgh. United Press. November 9, 1941. p. 14, part 3. 
  5. ^ a b Fraley, Oscar (November 16, 1941). "Penn downs Army, 14 to 7". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 13, part 3. 
  6. ^ a b Guenther, Jack (November 30, 1941). "Navy gives parting coach 14-6 win over Army". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 11, part 3. 
  7. ^ "1941 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Al DeMao, Rokisky on All-America Teams". The Pittsburgh Press. November 29, 1941.