1946 Army Cadets football team
The 1946 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1946 college football season. The Cadets were coached by Earl Blaik in his sixth year and finished the season undefeated with a record of nine wins, zero losses and one tie (9–0–1). The squad was also recognized as national champions for the 1946 season by several selectors. The Cadets outscored their opponents, 263 to 80.
|1946 Army Cadets football|
National champion (6 official selectors)
|Head coach||Earl Blaik (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Michie Stadium|
|1946 NCAA independents football records|
|No. 1 Notre Dame||–||8||–||0||–||1|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
|September 21||Villanova||W 35–0|
|September 28||Oklahoma||W 21–7|
|October 5||Cornell||W 46–21|
|October 12||at No. 4 Michigan||No. 2||W 20–13|
|October 19||Columbia||No. 1||W 48–14|
|October 26||No. 13 Duke||No. 1||W 19–0|
|November 2||West Virginia||No. 1||W 19–0|
|November 9||No. 2 Notre Dame||No. 1||T 0–0|
|November 16||at No. 5 Penn||No. 1||W 34–7|
|November 30||vs. Navy||No. 1||W 21–18|
- HB Glenn Davis
- Bill Gustafson
- E Barney Poole
|Glenn Davis||Halfback||1||2||Detroit Lions|
|DeWitt Coulter||Tackle||1||7||Chicago Cardinals|
|Hank Foldberg||End||5||28||Washington Redskins|
|Arnold Tucker||Quarterback||10||85||Chicago Bears|
|Herschel "UG" Fuson||Fullback||14||124||New York Giants|
|Dick Pitzer||Wide Receiver||29||269||Pittsburgh Steelers|
Awards and honorsEdit
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Football Bowl Subdivision Records: Consensus National Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 72. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
- Whittingham, Richard (2001). "6". Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football. New York: The Free Press. pp. 148–183. ISBN 0-7432-2219-9.
It was surely the game of the year, and many have said it was the college football game of the century
- DeLassus, David. "Army Yearly Results: 1945–1949". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2013.