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1928 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1928 record8–2
Head coachBiff Jones (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
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The 1928 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1928 college football season. Led by head coach Biff Jones, the team finished the season with a record of 8–2. The Cadets offense scored 215 points, while the defense allowed 79 points. The 1928 season was one of the few years in which Army did not play the Navy Midshipmen in the Army–Navy Game.

Against Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium, with the game scoreless at halftime,[1] legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne gave his "win one for the Gipper" speech (with reference to All-American halfback George Gipp, who died in 1920); Notre Dame went on to win, 12–6. Army participated in the best-attended college football game at Yankee Stadium on December 1, when Army lost to Stanford 26–0 before 86,000.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 29Boston UniversityW 35–0
October 6SMU
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 14–13
October 13Providence
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 44–0
October 20at HarvardW 15–0
October 27at YaleW 18–6
November 3DePauw
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 38–12
November 10vs. Notre DameL 6–1278,188
November 17[[{{{school}}}|Carleton]]
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 32–7
November 24Nebraska
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 13–3
December 1vs. Stanford
  • Yankee Stadium
  • Bronx, NY [2]
L 0–2686,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Getty, Frank (November 11, 1928). "Notre Dame beats Army eleven". Pittsburgh Press. United Press: p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=328bAAAAIBAJ&sjid=80oEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4394%2C369004.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Getty, Frank (November 2, 1928). "Stanford scores smashing victory over Army, 26 to 0". Pittsburgh Press. United Press: p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1VYbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8koEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4007%2C2285581.
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