1950 Army Cadets football
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 2
1950 record8–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (10th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
← 1949
1951 →

The 1950 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1950 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the team finished with an 8–1 record. The Cadets offense scored 267 points, while the defense allowed 40 points. Bob Blaik was the starting quarterback.


Tom Lombardo, the captain of the 1944 Army team, was killed in action in Korea.[1] Two weeks before the Army–Navy Game, Johnny Trent, the captain of the 1949 Army team, was killed in action. Trent, and Arnold Galiffa, the starting quarterback of the 1949 Army team, were sent with the Eighth Army to Korea.[2] With President Harry S. Truman in attendance, Navy beat Army by a score of 14–2. It was the first time Navy had beaten Army since 1943.[3]


September 30ColgateNo. 2W 28–0
October 7Penn StateNo. 4
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 41–7
October 14vs. No. 18 MichiganNo. 1W 27–6
October 21at HarvardNo. 1W 49–0
October 28at ColumbiaNo. 2W 34–0
November 4at No. 15 PennNo. 2W 28–13
November 11New MexicoNo. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 51–0
November 18at StanfordNo. 3W 7–0
December 2vs. NavyNo. 2L 2–14
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  • QB Bob Blaik
  • Elmer Stout #26

1951 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Al PollardBack21 251 New York Yanks
Dan Foldberg End 22 261 Detroit Lions


  1. Maraniss, David. When Pride Still Mattered. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3. p. 113
  2. Maraniss, p. 114
  3. David Maraniss, p. 116

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