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1946 Army Cadets football
National champion (6 official selectors)
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 2
1946 record9–0–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (6th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
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The 1946 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1946 college football season. The Cadets were coached by Earl Blaik in his sixth year and finished the season undefeated with a record of nine wins, zero losses and one tie (9–0–1). The squad was also recognized as national champions for the 1946 season by several selectors.[1] The Cadets outscored their opponents, 263 to 80.

This season's Notre Dame game at Yankee Stadium, a matchup of the top two in the rankings, is regarded as one of college football's Games of the Century;[2] it was a scoreless tie.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 21VillanovaW 35–0
September 28Oklahoma
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 21–7
October 5Cornell
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 46–21
October 12at No. 4 MichiganNo. 2W 20–13
October 19ColumbiaNo. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 48–14
October 26No. 13 DukeNo. 1W 19–0
November 2West VirginiaNo. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 19–0
November 9No. 2 Notre DameNo. 1T 0–0
November 16at No. 5 PennNo. 1W 34–7
November 30vs. NavyNo. 1W 21–18
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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RosterEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Glenn Davis Halfback 1 2 Detroit Lions
DeWitt Coulter Tackle17 Chicago Cardinals
Hank Foldberg End 5 28 Washington Redskins
Arnold Tucker Quarterback10 85 Chicago Bears
Herschel "UG" Fuson Fullback 14 124 New York Giants
Dick Pitzer Wide Receiver 29 269 Pittsburgh Steelers
Source:[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Football Bowl Subdivision Records: Consensus National Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 72. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/fbs.pdf. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  2. Whittingham, Richard (2001). "6". Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football. New York: The Free Press. pp. 148–183. ISBN 0-7432-2219-9. "It was surely the game of the year, and many have said it was the college football game of the century"
  3. DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121021100417/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/independents/army/yearly_results.php?year=1945. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  4. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1947.htm

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