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1977 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1977 record7–4
Head coachHomer Smith (4th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →

Template:1977 Division I Independents football records The 1977 Army Cadets represented the United States Military Academy during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. They claimed the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the second straight season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 10UMassW 34–1022,101
September 17VMI
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
W 27–1426,664
September 24at Boston CollegeL 28–4919,200
October 1Colorado
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
L 0–3134,548
October 8Villanova
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
W 34–3230,618
October 15vs. Notre DameL 0–2472,594
October 22Lafayette
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
W 42–628,277
October 29Holy Cross
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
W 48–741,376
November 5at Air ForceW 31–634,338
November 12vs. Pittsburgh
  • Giants Stadium
  • East Rutherford, New Jersey
L 26–5235,387
November 26vs. NavyW 17–1481,091
[1]

PersonnelEdit

1977 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 82 Brundidge, ClennieClennie Brundidge Jr
  Fahnstock, MikeMike Fahnstock Fr
RB 43 King, GregGreg King
QB 16 Hall, LeamonLeamon Hall (C) Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT D'Amico, ChuckChuck D'Amico (C)
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Castelli, MikeMike Castelli
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

UMassEdit

Army's win over UMass was the 500th in school history. Leamon Hall threw five touchdown passes, including three to freshman Mike Fahnstock.[2]

VillanovaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Villanova 14 0 0 18 32
Army 0 7 7 20 34
  • Date: October 8
  • Location: Michie Stadium • West Point, New York

[3]

NavyEdit

Army vs. Navy
by Quarter1234 Total
Navy 0 7 7 0 14
Army 7 10 0 0 17

Army finished with its first winning season since 1972.[4]

StatsEdit

  • QB Leamon Hall – 151/265 for 1,944 yards with 15 TD vs 17 INT[5]
  • RB Greg King – 177 carries for 961 yards with 7 TD
  • RB Jim Merriken – 99 carries for 447 yards with 4 TD. 35 catches for 350 yards with 2 TD
  • TE Clennie Brundridge – 51 catches for 842 yards with 4 TD
  • DL Dan Sartin; 10 sacks

AwardsEdit

  • Homer Smith – Eastern Coach of the Year (New York Football Writers Association) [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Army football media guide
  2. 2011 Army football media guide
  3. Palm Beach Post. 1977 Oct 9.
  4. "Cadets Hold Off Middies." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Nov 27.
  5. http://www.totalfootballstats.com/Team_College.asp?id=55&Season=1977
  6. 2011 Army football media guide.
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