1968 Army Cadets football team

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1968 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1968 record7–3
Head coachTom Cahill (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorRichard S. Lyon (2nd season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Penn State         11 0 0
Rutgers         8 2 0
West Texas State         8 2 0
No. 5 Notre Dame         7 2 1
Florida State         8 3 0
Air Force         7 3 0
Army         7 3 0
Buffalo         7 3 0
No. 18 Houston         6 2 2
Utah State         7 3 0
Boston College         7 3 0
West Virginia         7 3 0
VPI         7 4 0
Pacific         6 4 0
Syracuse         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Colgate         5 5 0
Dayton         5 5 0
Miami (FL)         5 5 0
New Mexico State         5 5 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 0
Southern Miss         4 6 0
Holy Cross         3 6 1
San Jose State         3 7 0
Navy         2 8 0
Tulane         2 8 0
Pittsburgh         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1968 college football season. In their third year under head coach Tom Cahill, the Cadets compiled a 7–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 270 to 137.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen by a 21 to 14 score. The Cadets lost to Vanderbilt by a 17 to 13 score, Penn State by 28 to 24, and to Missouri by a 7 to 3 score.[2]

Army linebacker Ken Johnson was selected by the American Football Coaches Association as a first-team player on the 1968 College Football All-America Team.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:00 p.m.The CitadelW 34–1423,000
September 282:00 p.m.Vanderbilt
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
L 13–1723,000
October 52:30 p.m.at MissouriL 3–758,576
October 122:00 p.m.California
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 10–732,000
October 192:00 p.m.at RutgersW 24–028,000
October 262:00 p.m.Duke
W 57–2532,000
November 21:00 p.m.at Penn StateL 24–2849,122
November 91:00 p.m.Boston College
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 58–2532,000
November 161:30 p.m.at PittsburghW 26–028,072
November 301:30 p.m.vs. NavyABCW 21–14102,000

Personnel[edit]

1968 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Charles Jarvis Sr
FB Lynn Moore Jr
QB Jimmy O'Toole
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Game summaries[edit]

vs. The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Cadets 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1964 ARMY, 34–0

vs. Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0 17 0 0 17
Cadets 7 0 6 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cadets 0 0 0 3 3
Tigers 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

vs. California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0
Cadets 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1966 ARMY, 6–3

@ Rutgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cadets 14 3 0 7 24
Scarlet Knights 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–1 1967 ARMY, 14–3

vs. Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0
Cadets 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–2 1967 DUKE, 10–7

@ Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cadets 0 7 0 17 24
Nittany Lions 9 0 7 12 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–4–2 1966 ARMY, 11–0

vs. Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Cadets 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 1967 ARMY, 21–10

@ Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cadets 0 6 7 13 26
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–8–2 1967 ARMY, 21–12

vs. Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cadets 7 7 7 0 21
Midshipmen 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–29–6 1967 NAVY, 19–14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "1968 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2015.