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1927 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1927 record9–1
Head coachBiff Jones (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
CaptainH. E. Wilson
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 Eastern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Geneva         8 0 1
Army         9 1 0
Pittsburgh         8 1 1
Yale         7 1 0
Princeton         6 1 0
Villanova         6 1 0
Penn State         6 2 1
Carnegie Tech         5 2 1
Columbia         5 2 2
Colgate         4 2 3
Syracuse         5 3 2
Boston College         4 4 0
Harvard         4 4 0
Rutgers         4 4 0
Duquesne         4 4 1
Cornell         3 3 2
Drexel         3 5 1
Brown         3 6 1
Delaware         2 5 1
Massachusetts         0 7 1

The 1927 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1927 college football season. In their second season under head coach Biff Jones, the Cadets compiled a 9–1 record, shut out six of their ten opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 197 to 37.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 14–9. The team's only loss came to national champion Yale by a 10 to 6 score.[2]

Four Army players were recognized on the All-America team. Halfback Red Cagle was a consensus first-team honoree and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Tackle Bud Sprague was selected as a first-team honoree by the Associated Press (AP), the International News Service (INS), and the Central Press Association (CP). End Charles Born was selected as a second-team honoree by the United Press (UP), Hearst newspapers, New York Sun, and Billy Evans. Tackle George Perry was selected as a first-team honoree by the New York Sun.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 24Boston UniversityW 13–0
October 1Detroit
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 6–0
October 8Marquette
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 21–12
October 15[[{{{school}}}|Davis & Elkins]]
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 27–6
October 22at YaleL 6–10
October 29Bucknell
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 34–0
November 5Franklin & Marshall
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 45–0
November 12vs. Notre DameW 18–065,678
November 19[[{{{school}}}|Ursinus]]
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 13–0
November 26vs. NavyW 14–9

PlayersEdit

The following players won varsity letters for their participation on the 1927 Army football team.

  • Charles Born - end
  • Samuel Brentnall - end
  • Red Cagle - back (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Paul Elias
  • Herbert Gibner
  • William Evans Hall - center
  • Louis A. Hammack - guard
  • Norris B. Harbold - end
  • Charles I. Humber
  • Richard C. Hutchinson
  • Arthur W. Meehan - back
  • John H. Murrell - back
  • William L. Nave
  • Howard E. Pearson - center
  • George W. Perry - tackle
  • LaVerne G. Saunders - tackle
  • Lyle Seeman - guard
  • Bud Sprague - tackle (College Football Hall of Fame)
  • Birrell Walsh
  • Harry Wilson - captain (College Football Hall of Fame)

ReferencesEdit

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