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1926 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1926 record7–1–1
Head coachBiff Jones (1st season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
CaptainOrville Hewitt
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Eastern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Lafayette         9 0 0
Brown         9 0 1
Boston College         6 0 2
NYU         8 1 0
Army         7 1 1
Penn         7 1 1
Cornell         6 1 1
Princeton         5 1 1
Geneva         8 2 0
Carnegie Tech         7 2 0
Villanova         6 2 1
Syracuse         7 2 1
Pittsburgh         5 2 2
Columbia         6 3 0
Penn State         5 4 0
Yale         4 4 0
Harvard         3 5 0
Rutgers         3 6 0
Drexel         2 5 0
Duquesne         2 5 1
Massachusetts         1 6 0

The 1926 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1926 college football season. In their first season under head coach Biff Jones, the Cadets compiled a 7–1–1 record, shut out four of their nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 240 to 71.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets tied the Midshipmen at 21. The team's only loss came to Notre Dame by a 7 to 0 score.[2]

Four Army players were recognized on the All-America team. Tackle Bud Sprague was a consensus first-team honoree with first-team designations from the Associated Press (AP) and the Central Press Association (CP). Sprague was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Halfback Harry Wilson was selected as a first-team honoree by Walter Camp, the All-America Board, Collier's Weekly, the International News Service, and the Newspaper Enterprise Association. Guard Ernest Schmidt was selected as a first-team player by the New York Sun. Center Maurice Daly was selected as a second-team honoree by the New York Sun.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 2DetroitW 21–0
October 9[[{{{school}}}|Davis & Elkins]]
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 21–7
October 16Syracuse
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 27–21
October 23Boston University
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 41–0
October 30at YaleW 33–0
November 6Franklin & Marshall
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 55–0
November 13vs. Notre DameL 0–763,029
November 20[[{{{school}}}|Ursinus]]
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 44–0
November 27vs. NavyT 21–21

PlayersEdit

  • Charles Born - end
  • Samuel Brentnall - end
  • Red Cagle - halfback (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Clyde A. Dahl
  • Maurice F. Daly
  • Garrison H. Davidson
  • Louis A. Hammack
  • Norris B. Harbold
  • Neil B. Harding
  • Orville Hewitt - fullback
  • Thomas R. Lynch
  • Arthur W. Meehan
  • John H. Murrell
  • George W. Perry
  • LaVerne G. Saunders
  • Ernest G. Schmidt
  • Lyle Seeman
  • Bud Sprague - tackle (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Thomas J.H. Trapnell
  • Harry Wilson - captain (College Football Hall of Fame)

CoachesEdit

  • Head coach: Biff Jones
  • Assistant coaches: Major Sasse, Lt. Bryan, Lt. Farwick, Lt. Wood, Lt. Wicks, Lt. Myers, Lt. Johnson
  • Trainer: Wandle

ReferencesEdit

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