1901 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1901 record6–4–1
Head coachArt Hillebrand (1st season)
CaptainNeil Nichols
Home stadiumWorden Field
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1901 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         12 0 0
Yale         11 1 1
California         9 0 1
Stetson         1 0 0
Cornell         11 1 0
Dartmouth         10 1 0
Massachusetts         9 1 0
Princeton         9 1 1
Notre Dame         8 1 1
Kentucky U.         7 1 1
Army         5 1 2
Connecticut         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Texas         8 2 1
Arizona         4 1 0
Washington Agricultural         4 1 0
Nebraska         7 2 0
Western U. of Penn         7 2 1
Lafayette         9 3 0
Utah         3 1 0
Penn         10 5 0
Gallaudet         4 2 2
William & Mary         2 1 1
Columbia         8 5 0
Baylor         5 3 0
Penn State         5 3 0
Ohio State         5 3 1
VMI         4 3 0
Washington         4 3 0
Navy         6 4 1
Stanford         3 2 2
Oklahoma         3 2 0
Drake         4 4 0
Detroit         3 3 0
Kansas State         3 4 1
Michigan Agricultural         3 4 1
Oregon         3 4 1
Carlisle         5 7 1
Montana         2 3 0
Oklahoma A&M         2 3 0
Villanova         2 3 0
Arkansas         3 5 0
Kansas         3 5 2
Furman         1 2 1
Texas A&M         1 4 0
Missouri         1 6 1
Maryland         1 7 0
Boston College         1 8 0
Florida Agricultural         0 1 0
Kendall         0 1 0
USC         0 1 0
Rhode Island         0 2 0
Rutgers         0 7 0

The 1901 Navy Midshipmen football team was an American football team that represented the United States Naval Academy as an independent during the 1901 college football season. In it first season under head coach Art Hillebrand, the team compiled a 6–4–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 113 to 81.[1]

President Theodore Roosevelt attended the Army–Navy Game in Philadelphia on December 1. A newspaper account noted: "For the first time in the history of foot-ball a President of the United States added dignity to a noted contest by his presence."[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 5GeorgetownT 0–0[3]
October 9St. John's (MD)
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 28–2[4]
October 12Yale
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
L 0–24[5]
October 19Lehigh
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 18–0[6]
October 21Penn
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 6–5[7]
October 26Penn State
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
L 6–11[8]
November 2Dickinson
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 12–6[9]
November 9Carlisle
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 16–5[10]
November 16Washington & Jefferson
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
W 17–11[11]
November 23Columbia
  • Worden Field
  • Annapolis, MD
L 5–6[12]
November 30vs. ArmyL 5–1128,000[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Football History". United States Naval Academy. p. 188. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/navy/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/History-2014-Guide.pdf. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Roosevelt Sees Army Defeat Navy on the Gridiron". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 1. December 1, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29585002/roosevelt_sees_army_defeat_navy_on_the/.
  3. "Neither Team Scores: Georgetown Succeeds in Holding Down the Naval Cadets". The Washington Times: p. 8. October 6, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29598544/neither_team_scores_georgetown/.
  4. "Annapolis, 28; St. Johns, 2". The New York Times: p. 7. October 10, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29599025/annapolis_28_st_johns_2/.
  5. "Yale, 24; Annapolis, 0". The New York Times: p. 11. October 13, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29462186/yale_24_annapolis_0/.
  6. "On Football Fields: Naval Cadets Defeat Lehigh At Annapolis 18 To 0". The Baltimore Sun: p. 6. October 20, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29598440/on_football_fields_naval_cadets_defeat/.
  7. "Naval Cadets Administer First Defeat to Penn in Close Game". The Philadelphia Times: p. 12. October 22, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29586413/naval_cadets_administer_first_defeat_to/.
  8. "State College, 11; Annapolis, 6". The New York Times: p. 16. October 27, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29598652/state_college_11_annapolis_6/.
  9. "Annapolis, 12; Dickinson, 6". The New York Times: p. 9. November 3, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29598047/annapolis_12_dickinson_6/.
  10. "Annapolis 16, Carlisle 5: Sailor Boys Redeem Themselves in Second Half". The Minneapolis Tribune: p. 2. November 10, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29597949/annapolis_16_carlisle_5/.
  11. "Navy Has To Work To Win: Washington Jefferson Gives Annapolis Eleven a Hard Run". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 23. November 17, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29597824/navy_has_to_work_to_win_washington/.
  12. "Columbia, 6; Annapolis, 5". The Baltimore Sun: p. 6. November 21, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29364201/columbia_6_annapolis_5/.
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