1950 Army Cadets football team

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1950 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 2
1950 record 8–1
Head coach Earl Blaik (10th season)
Home stadium Michie Stadium
← 1949
1951 →

The 1950 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1950 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the team finished with an 8–1 record. The Cadets offense scored 267 points, while the defense allowed 40 points. Bob Blaik was the starting quarterback.


Tom Lombardo, the captain of the 1944 Army team, was killed in action in Korea.[1] Two weeks before the Army–Navy Game, Johnny Trent, the captain of the 1949 Army team, was killed in action. Trent, and Arnold Galiffa, the starting quarterback of the 1949 Army team, were sent with the Eighth Army to Korea.[2] With President Harry S. Truman in attendance, Navy beat Army by a score of 14–2. It was the first time Navy had beaten Army since 1943.[3]


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Colgate No. 2 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 28–0    
October 7 Penn State No. 4 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 41–7    
October 14 vs. Michigan No. 1 Yankee StadiumBronx, NY W 27–6    
October 21 at Harvard No. 1 Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 49–0    
October 28 at Columbia No. 2 Baker FieldNew York, NY W 34–0    
November 4 at Penn No. 2 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 28–13    
November 11 New Mexico No. 1 Michie Stadium • West Point, NY W 51–0    
November 18 at Stanford No. 3 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 7–0    
December 2 vs. Navy No. 2 Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia, PA (Army–Navy Game) L 2–14    
All times are in Eastern Time.

1951 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Al Pollard Back 21 251 New York Yanks
Dan Foldberg End 22 261 Detroit Lions



  1. ^ Maraniss, David. When Pride Still Mattered. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3. p. 113
  2. ^ Maraniss, p. 114
  3. ^ David Maraniss, p. 116
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1951.htm