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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.[1]

1944 Army Cadets football
Consensus national champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 1
1944 record9–0
Head coachEarl Blaik (4th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Army         9 0 0
Yale         7 0 1
Miami (OH)         8 1 0
Michigan State         6 1 0
No. 9 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Central Michigan         5 2 0
No. 4 Navy         6 3 0
Penn State         6 3 0
West Virginia         5 3 1
Boston College         4 3 0
Western Michigan         4 3 0
Villanova         4 4 0
Drexel         2 2 0
Pittsburgh         4 5 0
Miami (FL)         1 7 1
Rankings from AP poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 30North CarolinaW 46–0
October 7Brown
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 59–7
October 14PittsburghNo. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 69–7
October 21Coast GuardNo. 2
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 76–0
October 28DukeNo. 2W 27–7
November 4VillanovaNo. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 83–0
November 11No. 5 Notre DameNo. 1W 59–0
November 18at PennNo. 1W 62–7
December 2No. 2 NavyNo. 1W 23–7
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

*Schedule Source:[2]

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.113, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1940–1944". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "NCAA College Football Awards - ESPN". ESPN.com.