1948 Army Cadets football team

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1948 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 6
1948 record 8–0–1
Head coach Earl Blaik (8th season)
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

The 1948 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1948 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets offense scored 294 points while the defense allowed 89 points, at season’s end, Army was ranked sixth in the nation.[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach Earl Blaik implemented a two platoon system, using specialists strictly for offense and defense.[2] Offensive coach Sid Gillman left Army after the season to become the head coach at the University of Cincinnati.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 25 Villanova Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 28–0  
October 2 Lafayette Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 54–7  
October 9 at Illinois No. 5 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 26–21  
October 16 Harvard No. 5 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 20–7  
October 23 at No. 12 Cornell No. 5 Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 27–6  
October 30 VPI No. 5 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 49–7  
November 6 Stanford No. 4 Yankee StadiumNew York, NY W 43–0  
November 13 at No. 17 Penn No. 3 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 26–20  
November 27 vs. Navy No. 3 Philadelphia Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia, PA (Army–Navy Game) T 21–21  
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.99, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.105, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  3. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.97, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3