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1916 Army Cadets football
Co-national champion (Davis)
1916 record9–0
Head coachCharles Dudley Daly (4th season)
Home stadiumThe Plain
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Template:1916 college football independents records The 1916 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1916 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Charles Dudley Daly, the Cadets compiled a 9–0 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 235 to 36.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 15 to 7. The Cadets also defeated Notre Dame by a score of 30 to 10 and Villanova by a 69 to 7 score.[2] The 1916 Army team was selected retroactively as the 1916 national champion by Parke H. Davis.[3]

Fullback Elmer Oliphant from the 1916 Army team was a consensus first-team All-American and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.[4][5] Center John McEwan received second-team honors from Walter Camp,[6] the United Press,[7] the International News Service,[8] and Walter Eckersall.[9]


September 30Lebanon ValleyW 3–0
October 7Washington & Lee
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 14–7
October 14Holy Cross
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 17–0
October 21Trinity (CT)
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 53–0
October 28Villanova
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 69–7
November 4Notre Dame
W 30–10
November 11Maine
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 17–3
November 18Springfield (MA)
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 17–2
November 25vs. NavyW 15–7


  1. "Army Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. "1916 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  3. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  4. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  5. "Elmer "Ollie" Oliphant". National Football Foundation. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  6. "Three Colgate Men Picked By Camp for All-American Team". The Syracuse Herald. December 26, 1916.
  7. H.C. Hamilton (December 3, 1916). "West Men on United Press All-American". Des Moines Daily News.
  8. "Have Hard Job Selecting All-American Team". Lima Times Democrat. December 4, 1916.
  9. "Four Westerners On All-American: 1916 Selection Made by W. Eckersall". Daily Review (Decatur, IL). December 11, 1916.

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