American Football Database
1943 Army Cadets football
APNo. 11
1943 record7–2–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (3rd season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
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The 1943 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1943 college football season. In their third year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 7–2–1 record, shut out five of their ten opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 299 to 66.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen by a 13 to 0 score. The Cadets also lost to Notre Dame by a 26 to 0 score, but won convincing victories over Colgate (42-0), Temple (51-0), Columbia (52-0), and Brown (59-0).[2]

Two Army players were honored on the 1943 College Football All-America Team. Center Cas Myslinski was a consensus first-team honoree,[3] and tackle Francis E. Merritt was selected as a first-team player by Football News and a second-team player by the Associated Press.[4][5]


September 25VillanovaW 27–0
October 2Colgate
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 42–0
October 9TempleNo. 3
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 51–0
October 16at ColumbiaNo. 2W 52–0
October 23at YaleNo. 2W 39–7
October 30at No. 6 PennNo. 2T 13–13
November 6vs. No. 1 Notre DameNo. 3L 0-2675,121
November 13USNTS SampsonNo. 6
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 16–7
November 20BrownNo. 7
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 59–0
November 27No. 6 NavyNo. 7
L 0–13
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  1. "Army Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. "1943 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  3. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  4. ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1192. ISBN 1401337031.
  5. "Miller and White of Notre Dame Gain All-America Football Posts". The New York Times. December 8, 1943. (AP)

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