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The 1948 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1948 college football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets offense scored 294 points while the defense allowed 89 points. At season’s end, Army was ranked sixth in the nation.[1]

1948 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 6
1948 record8–0–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (8th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

Coaching staffEdit

Head coach Earl Blaik implemented a two platoon system, using specialists strictly for offense and defense.[2] Offensive coach Sid Gillman left Army after the season to become the head coach at the University of Cincinnati.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25VillanovaW 28–0
October 2Lafayette
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 54–7
October 9at IllinoisNo. 5W 26–21
October 16HarvardNo. 5
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 20–7
October 23at No. 12 CornellNo. 5W 27–6
October 30VPINo. 5
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 49–7
November 6StanfordNo. 4W 43–0
November 13at No. 17 Penn*No. 3W 26–20
November 27vs. Navy*No. 3T 21–21
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.99, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.105, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  3. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.97, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3