1974 Navy Midshipmen football team

The 1974 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by second-year head coach George Welsh.[1][2]

1974 Navy Midshipmen football
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1974 record4–7
Head coachGeorge Welsh (2nd season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
← 1973
1975 →


September 14VirginiaW 35–28
September 21at Penn StateW 7–642,000
September 28at MichiganL 0–52104,232
October 5Boston College
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 0–37
October 12at SyracuseL 9–17
October 21at Air ForceL 16–19
October 26Pittsburgh 
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 11–13
November 2vs. Notre DameL 6–1448,634
November 9The Citadel
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 28–21
November 16at Georgia TechL 0–22
November 30vs. ArmyW 19–0
  •  Homecoming


1974 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
RB 25 Cleveland Cooper Sr
RB 22 Ed Gilmore Jr
FB Gerry Goodwin
FB Bob Jackson Jr
QB 16 Phillip Poirier Jr
QB Mike Roban Fr
Pos. # Name Class
DE Tim Harden
  Ed Jeters
S Chet Moeller Jr
LB Jeff Scott
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Steve Dykes
P John Stufflebeen
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt
  • Not listed (missing number/class/position): Carl Sharperson

Game summariesEdit


Army Cadets vs. Navy Midshipmen
1 2 34Total
Army 0 0 000
Navy 10 7 2019

at JFK StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

75th meeting; President Gerald Ford in attendance


  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 193. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015.