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1972 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1972 record4–7
Head coachRick Forzano (4th season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Penn State         10 2 0
No. 14 Notre Dame         8 3 0
Utah State         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 4 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Northern Illinois         7 4 0
Rutgers         7 4 0
No. 20 Georgia Tech         7 4 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Houston         6 4 1
Tulane         6 5 0
Temple         5 4 0
Colgate         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 4 1
Syracuse         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Dayton         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
South Carolina         4 7 0
Southern Miss         3 7 1
Xavier         2 8 0
Cincinnati         2 9 0
Villanova         2 9 0
Pittsburgh         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1972 college football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by fourth-year head coach Rick Forzano.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 16William & MaryW 13–9
September 23at Penn StateL 10–2150,547
September 30Boston Collegedagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 27–20
October 2at MichiganL 7–3581,131
October 14at SyracuseL 14–30
October 21at Air ForceW 21–17
October 28vs. DukeL 16–17
November 4vs. Notre DameL 23–4243,089
November 11Pittsburgh
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 28–13
November 18at Georgia TechL 7–30
December 2vs. ArmyL 15–23
  • daggerHomecoming

RosterEdit

1972 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Cooper, ClevelandCleveland Cooper So
  Van Loan, LarryLarry Van Loan
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

ArmyEdit

  • Cleveland Cooper 112 yards rushing

ReferencesEdit

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