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The 1941 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1941 college football season. In their first year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 5–3–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 105 to 87.[1]

1941 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1941 record5–3–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (1st season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Notre Dame         8 0 1
No. 6 Fordham         8 1 0
Hawaii         8 1 0
No. 10 Navy         7 1 1
Miami (FL)         8 2 0
Penn State         7 2 0
Boston College         7 3 0
Santa Clara         6 3 0
Drexel         4 2 1
Army         5 3 1
Saint Mary's         5 4 0
Villanova         4 4 0
Pittsburgh         3 6 0
Gonzaga         3 7 0
Rankings from AP poll

The season represented a four-game improvement on the prior year's record of 1–7–1. Army opened with four wins,[2] then played a scoreless tie with undefeated Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium.[3] The eleventh-ranked Cadets then lost on the road in consecutive weeks to Harvard and Penn.[4][5] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Midshipmen won for the third straight year.[6][7]

Army halfback Hank Mazur was selected by Life magazine as a third-team player on the All-America team.[8]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
October 4The CitadelW 19–6
October 11VMI
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 27–20
October 18at YaleW 20–756,000
October 25Columbia
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY [2]
W 13–020,000
November 1vs. No. 6 Notre DameNo. 14T 0–075,226
November 8at HarvardNo. 11L 6–2053,000
November 15at PennNo. 19L 7–1470,000
November 22West Virginia
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 7–6
November 29vs. No. 11 Navy
L 6–1499,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Guenther, Jack (October 26, 1941). "Cadets trick Columbia in 13-0 win". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 13, part 3.
  3. ^ a b Ferguson, Harry (November 2, 1941). "Cadets top Irish on muddy gridiron". Pittsburgh Press. Associated Press. p. 9, part 3.
  4. ^ a b "Harvard uncovers scoring punch to kayo Army, 20-7". Pittsburgh. United Press. November 9, 1941. p. 14, part 3.
  5. ^ a b Fraley, Oscar (November 16, 1941). "Penn downs Army, 14 to 7". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 13, part 3.
  6. ^ a b Guenther, Jack (November 30, 1941). "Navy gives parting coach 14-6 win over Army". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 11, part 3.
  7. ^ "1941 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Al DeMao, Rokisky on All-America Teams". The Pittsburgh Press. November 29, 1941.