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The 1943 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1943 college football season. In their third year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 7–2–1 record, shut out five of their ten opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 299 to 66.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen by a 13 to 0 score. The Cadets also lost to Notre Dame by a 26 to 0 score, but won convincing victories over Colgate (42-0), Temple (51-0), Columbia (52-0), and Brown (59-0).[2]

1943 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 11
1943 record7–2–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (3rd season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →

Two Army players were honored on the 1943 College Football All-America Team. Center Cas Myslinski was a consensus first-team honoree,[3] and tackle Francis E. Merritt was selected as a first-team player by Football News and a second-team player by the Associated Press.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 25VillanovaW 27–0
October 2Colgate
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 42–0
October 9TempleNo. 3
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 51–0
October 16at ColumbiaNo. 2W 52–0
October 23at YaleNo. 2W 39–7
October 30at No. 6 PennNo. 2T 13–13
November 6vs. No. 1 Notre DameNo. 3L 0-2675,121
November 13USNTS SampsonNo. 6
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 16–7
November 20BrownNo. 7
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 59–0
November 27No. 6 NavyNo. 7
L 0–13
  • 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. ^ "1943 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  4. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1192. ISBN 1401337031.
  5. ^ "Miller and White of Notre Dame Gain All-America Football Posts" (PDF). The New York Times. December 8, 1943. (AP)