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The 1958 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. Led by head coach Earl Blaik, the team finished with an undefeated 8–0–1 season.

1958 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1958 record8–0–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (18th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Army         8 0 1
No. 6 Air Force         9 0 2
No. 9 Syracuse         8 2 0
No. 19 Oklahoma State         8 3 0
Boston College         7 3 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Holy Cross         6 3 0
Navy         6 3 0
Penn State         6 3 1
No. 17 Notre Dame         6 4 0
Pacific (CA)         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 0
Pittsburgh         5 4 1
Detroit         4 4 1
Boston University         4 5 0
San Jose State         4 5 0
Texas Tech         3 7 0
Marquette         2 7 1
Drake         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Miami (FL)         2 8 0
Colgate         1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The Cadets' offense scored 264 points, while the defense allowed 49 points. At season's end, the team was third in the national rankings.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 27No. 18 South CarolinaNo. 8W 45–8
October 4Penn StateNo. 5
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 26–0
October 11at No. 4 Notre DameNo. 3W 14–2
October 18Virginia No. 1
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 35–6
October 25at PittsburghNo. 1T 14–14
November 1ColgateNo. 3
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 68–6
November 8at RiceNo. 3W 14–7
November 15VillanovaNo. 3
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 26–0
November 29vs. NavyNo. 5W 22–6
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Army–Navy GameEdit

  • The annual Army-Navy Game between the Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy at Annapolis (Navy) is among the most storied rivalries in all of college sports. On November 29 in Philadelphia, Army beat Navy by a score of 22–6.[1]

PersonnelEdit

1958 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Joe Caldwell Jr
HB Pete Dawkins Sr
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

Game summariesEdit

Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Army 6 0 8 0 14
Notre Dame 0 2 0 0 2

Army's last win versus Notre Dame to date.

NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Army 0 7 0 15 22
Navy 6 0 0 0 6

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Novagratz Guard 24 288 Baltimore Colts

[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hand, Jack (November 30, 1958). "Anderson, Army overpower Navy, 22-6". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1959.htm
  3. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/awards?awardId=14

External linksEdit