1908 Army Cadets football
1908 record6–1–2
Head coachHarry Nelly (1st season)
Home stadiumThe Plain
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Template:1908 college football independents records The 1908 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1908 college football season. In their first season under head coach Harry Nelly, the Cadets compiled a 6–1–2 record, shut out five of their nine opponents (including a scoreless tie with Princeton), and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 87 to 21.[1] The team's only loss was to Yale. In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 6–4.[2]

Two Army players were honored by Walter Camp (WC) on his All-America team. They are center Wallace Philoon (second team) and end Johnson (third team).[3] Philoon also received first-team honors from the Washington Herald, Chicago Inter Ocean, and Fred Crolius.[4] In addition, tackle Daniel Pullen was selected as a first-team All-American by the New York World,[5] Fielding H. Yost,[6] T. A. Dwight Jones,[4] and the Kansas City Journal.[4]


October 3TuftsW 5–0
October 10Trinity (CT)
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 33–0
October 17Yale
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
L 0–6
October 24[[{{{school}}}|Colgate]]
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 6–0
October 31Princeton
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
T 0–0
November 7[[{{{school}}}|Springfield (MA)]]
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 6–5
November 14Washington & Jefferson
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
T 6–6
November 21Villanova
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 25–0
November 28vs. NavyW 6–4


  1. "Army Yearly Results (1905-1909)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. "1908 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  3. "Camp's 1908 All-America Selections". Reading Eagle. November 26, 1930.,5070334&dq=horr+nourse.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1909. p. 27.
  5. "Another All-American. Tad Jones of Yale Picks Best Football Team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. December 5, 1908.
  6. Franklin (December 11, 1908). "Penn Best, Says Yost: But Puts Only Scarlet and Hollenback on All-American Team". Grand Forks Daily Herald.
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