1902 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1902 record6–1–1
Head coachDennis E. Nolan (1st season)
Home stadiumThe Plain
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →
1902 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska         9 0 0
California         8 0 0
Harvard         11 1 0
Virginia         8 1 1
South Carolina         6 1 0
Stanford         6 1 0
Washington         5 1 0
Army         6 1 1
Texas A&M         7 0 2
North Carolina         5 1 3
Dartmouth         6 2 1
Notre Dame         6 2 1
Utah         5 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         4 1 1
Penn State         7 3 0
Villanova         4 3 0
Oregon         3 1 3
Western U. of Penn.         5 6 1
Washington Agricultural         2 3 0
USC         2 3 0
Montana         0 2 0
Maryland         3 5 2
Navy         2 7 1

The 1902 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1902 college football season. In their only season under head coach Dennis E. Nolan, the Cadets compiled a 6–1–1 record, shut out five of their eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 180 to 28.[1] Army's only loss was 14–6 to Harvard. The Cadets also defeated Syracuse by a 46 to 0 score and tied with an undefeated Yale team that has been recognized as a national co-champion. In the annual Army–Navy Game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 22–8.[2]

Two members of this team were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: quarterback Charles Dudley Daly and tackle Paul Bunker. In addition, five members of the squad were honored by one or both of Walter Camp (WC) and Caspar Whitney (CW) on the All-America team. They are: Bunker (WC-1, CW-1); Daly (WC-3); center Robert Boyers (WC-2, CW-1); tackle Edward Farnsworth (CW-2); and fullback Henry Torney (WC-3).[3][4][5]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 4TuftsW 5–0
October 11Dickinson
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 11–0
October 18Harvard
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
L 6–14
October 25Williams
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 28–0
November 1Yale
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
T 6–6
November 8Union (NY)
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 56–0
November 15Syracuse
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 46–0
November 29vs. NavyW 22–8

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • HB Paul Bunker

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Army Yearly Results (1900-1904)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/a/army/1900-1904_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. "1902 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/army/1902-schedule.html. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  3. Michael MacCambridge, Dan Jenkins (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of College Football from 1869 to the Present. p. 1145.
  4. "All-America Team and Review of Season of 1902". Spalding's Football Guide: 31. 1903. https://books.google.com/books?id=Xws7AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA31#v=onepage. Retrieved March 8, 2015. open access
  5. Caspar Whitney (January 1903). "The Viewpoint". Outing. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/Outing/Volume_41/outLXI04/outLXI04r.pdf.


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