1920 Army Cadets football team

The 1920 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1920 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach Charles Dudley Daly, the Cadets compiled a 7–2 record, shut out five of their nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 314 to 47.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen 7–0. The Cadets also defeated Lebanon Valley College 53–0 and Bowdoin College 90–0.[2]

1920 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
Record7–2
Head coach
CaptainGlenn Wilhide
Home stadiumThe Plain
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Boston College     8 0 0
Harvard     8 0 1
Princeton     6 0 1
Penn State     7 0 2
Pittsburgh     6 0 2
Army     7 2 0
Dartmouth     7 2 0
Cornell     6 2 0
Syracuse     6 2 1
Geneva     5 2 1
New Hampshire     5 2 1
Brown     6 3 0
Bucknell     6 3 0
Washington & Jefferson     6 3 1
Penn     6 4 0
Carnegie Tech     5 3 0
Lafayette     5 3 0
Holy Cross     5 3 0
Williams     5 3 0
Yale     5 3 0
Fordham     4 3 0
Franklin & Marshall     3 2 2
Boston University     4 3 1
Columbia     4 4 0
Duquesne     3 3 1
Vermont     3 5 0
NYU     2 5 1
Rhode Island State     0 4 4
Tufts     2 6 0
Rutgers     2 7 0
Buffalo     1 4 0
Colgate     1 5 2
Villanova     1 5 1
Drexel     0 6 0

Two players were recognized on the All-America team. Fullback Walter French was selected as a first-team All-American by Football World magazine and as a second-team All-American by Walter Camp and the United Press. Guard Fritz Breidster was selected as a second-team All-American by Walter Eckersall and a third-team player by Walter Camp.[3][4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2Union (NY)W 35–0
October 2Marshall
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 38–0
October 9Middlebury
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 27–0
October 16Springfield
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 26–7[6]
October 23Tufts
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 28–6
October 30Notre Dame
L 17–2710,000[7]
November 6Lebanon Valley
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 53–0
November 13Bowdoin
  • The Plain
  • West Point, NY
W 90–0
November 27vs. NavyL 0–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "1920 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Camp Names Gridiron Stars". Post-Standard. Syracuse, NY. December 15, 1920.
  4. ^ "Weston on Second All-American Team". Janesville Daily Gazette. December 13, 1920.
  5. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1154
  6. ^ "Army Gets A Blot On Its Clean Slate". New York Herald. New York, New York. October 17, 1920. p. 21. Retrieved April 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ W. O. McGeehan (October 31, 1920). "Notre Dame Triumphs Over Army by 27 to 17: Soldiers Fail to Hold Lead Against Invaders; Gipp Stars". New York Tribune. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com.