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1891 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1891 record4–1–1
Head coachHenry L. Williams (1st season)
CaptainDennis Michie
Home stadiumThe Plain
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Georgetown         2 2 0
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1891 college football season. In the first full season of Army football (Army had played a single game in 1890), the Cadets compiled a 4–1–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 80 to 73.[1] The Cadets opened the season with a 10–6 victory over Fordham, the team's first-ever win.[2] In the final game of the season, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen by 32-16 in the second annual Army–Navy Game.[3]

Army's head coach in 1891 was 22-year-old Henry L. Williams, who had played football at Yale. Williams remained at the Academy only one year. He later served as head coach at Minnesota for 22 years and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

No Army Cadets were honored on the 1891 College Football All-America Team.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 24FordhamW 10–6
October 31Princeton "B" team
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
T 12–12
November 7[[{{{school}}}|Stevens Tech]]
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 14–12
November 14Rutgers
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
L 6–27
November 21Schuylkill Navy AC
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 6–0
November 28at NavyW 32–16

PlayersEdit

  • Harry H. Pattison
  • Sterling P. Adams, center
  • Butler Ames
  • Elmer W. Clark, right guard
  • Peter W. Davidson, left halfback
  • Willard E. Gleason, left guard
  • George E. Houle, left tackle
  • Dennis Michie, fullback
  • James T. Moore, left end
  • Leonard M. Prince, right end
  • Fine W. Smith, right tackle
  • Edward J. Timberlake, right halfback
  • Kirby Walker, quarterback
  • Frank A. Wilcox

ReferencesEdit


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