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The 1942 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1942 college football season. In their second year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 6–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 149 to 74.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen by a 14 to 0 score. The Cadets also lost to Penn and Notre Dame.[2]

1942 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1942 record6–3
Head coachEarl Blaik (2nd season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan         6 0 0
Western Michigan         5 1 0
No. 19 Penn State         6 1 1
No. 8 Boston College         8 2 0
No. 6 Notre Dame         7 2 2
No. 15 Santa Clara         7 2 0
Miami (FL)         7 2 0
Army         6 3 0
Syracuse         6 3 0
St. Mary's (CA)         6 3 1
Yale         5 3 0
Fordham         5 3 1
Cal Poly         4 3 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Navy         5 4 0
West Virginia         5 4 0
No. 19 Holy Cross         5 4 1
Michigan State         4 3 2
Villanova         4 4 0
Michigan State Normal         3 3 1
Pittsburgh         3 6 0
Massachusetts State         2 5 0
Drexel         2 6 0
Wayne         1 6 1
San Francisco State         0 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Four Army players were honored on the 1942 College Football All-America Team. Tackle Robin Olds was selected as a first-team player by Grantland Rice for Collier's Weekly. Tackle Francis E. Merritt was selected as a second-team player by both the Central Press Association (CP) and the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Halfback Henry Mazur was selected as a second-team player by the International News Service (INS). End James Kelleher was selected as a third-team player by the Sporting News and NEA.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
October 3LafayetteW 14–0
October 10Cornell
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 28–8
October 10at ColumbiaW 34–6
October 24at HarvardW 14–0
October 31at PennL 0–19
November 7vs. No. 4 Notre DameNo. 19L 0–1374,946
November 14VPI
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 19–7
November 21vs. PrincetonW 40–7
November 28at NavyL 0–14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "1942 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.