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The 1940 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1940 college football season. In their third and final year under head coach William H. Wood, the Cadets compiled a 1–7–1 record and were outscored their opponents by a combined total of 197 to 54. The season was the first since  1899 in which the Army football team was outscored by its opponents. In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen by a 14 to 0 score. The Cadets also suffered blowout defeats to Cornell (45-0) and Penn (48-0).
No Army players were honored on the
All-America team. Three weeks after the end of the 1940 season, the War Department ordered coach Wood back to active troop duty and named Earl Blaik as head coach for the 1941 season.
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 Williams W 20–19
October 12 Cornell Michie Stadium West Point, NY L 0–45
October 19 at Harvard T 6–6
October 26 Lafayette Michie Stadium West Point, NY L 0–19
November 2 vs. No. 2 Notre Dame L 0–7 75,474
November 9 Brown Michie Stadium West Point, NY L 9–13
November 16 at Penn L 0–48
November 23 at Princeton L 19–26
November 30 vs. Navy L 0–14
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