1944 Army Cadets football team

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1944 Army Cadets football
Consensus national champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 1
1944 record9–0
Head coachEarl Blaik (4th season)
CaptainTom Lombardo
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Army         9 0 0
Yale         7 0 1
Penn State         6 3 0
Harvard         5 1 0
Penn         5 3 0
Boston College         4 3 0
Cornell         5 4 0
Villanova         4 4 0
Drexel         2 2 0
Pittsburgh         4 5 0
Brown         3 4 1
Temple         2 4 2
Syracuse         2 4 1
Princeton         1 2 0
Dartmouth         2 5 1
Colgate         2 5 0
NYU         2 5 0
Columbia         2 6 0
Tufts         1 4 1
Franklin & Marshall         1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1944 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the team finished with a perfect 9–0 season. The Black Knights offense scored 504 points, while the defense allowed 35 points. At the season’s end, the team won a national championship. The team captain was Tom Lombardo. In 1950, Lombardo was killed in action during the Korean War.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 30North CarolinaW 46–0
October 7Brown
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 59–7
October 14PittsburghNo. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 69–7
October 21Coast GuardNo. 2
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 76–0
October 28DukeNo. 2W 27–7
November 4VillanovaNo. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 83–0
November 11vs. No. 5 Notre DameNo. 1W 59–0
November 18at PennNo. 1W 62–7
December 2vs. No. 2 NavyNo. 1W 23–7
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.113, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1940–1944". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "NCAA College Football Awards - ESPN". ESPN.com.