1944 Army Cadets football team
The 1944 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1944 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the team finished with a perfect 9–0 season. The Black Knights offense scored 504 points, while the defense allowed 35 points. At the season’s end, the team won a national championship. The team captain was Tom Lombardo. In 1950, Lombardo was killed in action during the Korean War.
|1944 Army Cadets football|
Consensus national champion
|Head coach||Earl Blaik (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Michie Stadium|
|1944 NCAA independents football records|
|No. 1 Army||–||9||–||0||–||0|
|No. 9 Notre Dame||–||8||–||2||–||0|
|No. 4 Navy||–||6||–||3||–||0|
|Rankings from AP poll|
|September 30||North Carolina||W 46–0|
|October 7||Brown||W 59–7|
|October 14||Pittsburgh||No. 1||W 69–7|
|October 21||Coast Guard||No. 2||W 76–0|
|October 28||Duke||No. 2||W 27–7|
|November 4||Villanova||No. 1||W 83–0|
|November 11||No. 5 Notre Dame||No. 1||W 59–0|
|November 18||at Penn||No. 1||W 62–7|
|December 2||No. 2 Navy||No. 1||W 23–7|
Awards and honorsEdit
- When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.113, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
- DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1940–1944". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
- "NCAA College Football Awards - ESPN". ESPN.com.