1897 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1897 record8–1
Head coachBill Armstrong (1st season)
CaptainJohnny Halligan
Home stadiumWorden Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →

The 1897 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1897 college football season. In their first season under head coach Bill Armstrong, the Midshipmen compiled an 8–1 record, shut out seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 111 to 34.[1][2] The Army–Navy Game was canceled due to Presidential cabinet order.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 9PrincetonL 0–28
October 16Penn second team
  • Unknown
  • Annapolis, MD
W 22–0
October 23Princeton second team
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 6–0
October 30Penn State
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 4–0
November 6Rutgers
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 1–0 forfeit
November 13Virginia
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 4–0
November 17University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 38–0
November 20Lehigh
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 28–6
November 28White Squadron
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 8–0

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