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The 1957 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. In their 17th year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 7–2 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 251 to 129.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen by a 14 to 0 score. The Cadets also lost to Notre Dame by a 23 to 21 score.[2]

1957 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 18
1957 record7–2
Head coachEarl Blaik (17th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Navy         9 1 1
No. 10 Notre Dame         7 3 0
No. 18 Army         7 2 0
Drake         7 2 0
Penn State         6 3 0
Detroit         6 3 0
Dayton         6 3 1
Oklahoma State         6 3 1
Boston University         5 3 0
Holy Cross         5 3 1
Syracuse         5 3 1
Pacific (CA)         5 3 2
Rutgers         5 4 0
Miami (FL)         5 4 1
Florida State         4 6 0
Pittsburgh         4 6 0
Air Force         3 6 1
Colgate         3 6 0
Villanova         3 6 0
San Jose State         3 7 0
Texas Tech         2 8 0
Marquette         0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Two Army players were honored on the 1957 College Football All-America Team. Back Bob Anderson was a consensus first-team selection.[3] Center Jim Kernan was a second-team selection of the International News Service (INS).[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 28NebraskaW 42–0
October 5at Penn StateNo. 8W 27–13
October 12vs. No. 12 Notre DameNo. 10L 21–2395,000
October 19Pittsburgh
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 29–13
October 26at VirginiaW 20–12
November 2Colgate
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 53–7
November 9UtahNo. 8
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 39–33
November 16TulaneNo. 10
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 20–14
November 30vs. No. 8 NavyNo. 10
L 0–14
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

PersonnelEdit

1957 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB Pete Dawkins Jr
G Bob Novogratz
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "1957 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 February 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "Crow, Forrestal Picked on INS All-America". Reading Eagle. November 24, 1957. p. 38.