1957 Army Cadets football team

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1957 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 18
1957 record7–2
Head coachEarl Blaik (17th season)
CaptainJim Kernan
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

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 independent Cadets compiled a 7–2 record and outscored their opponents 251 to 129.[1]

In the annual Army–Navy Game at Philadelphia, the Cadets lost 14–0 to the Midshipmen;[2] Army's other loss was in the same stadium, by two points to Notre Dame in mid-October.[3][4][5]

Two Army players were honored on the All-America Team; sophomore back Bob Anderson was a consensus first-team selection,[6] and center Jim Kernan was a second-team selection of the International News Service (INS).[7]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 28NebraskaW 42–020,500
October 5at Penn StateNo. 12W 27–1332,660
October 12vs. No. 12 Notre DameNo. 10L 21–2395,000
October 19PittsburghNo. 19
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 29–1327,550
October 26at VirginiaNo. 9W 20–1225,000
November 2ColgateNo. 9
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 53–725,450
November 9UtahNo. 8
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 39–3327,900
November 16TulaneNo. 10
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 20–14
November 30vs. No. 8 NavyNo. 10
L 0–14101,000  
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

1957 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB 21 Bob Anderson So
FB 32 Vince Barta Sr
QB 11 Dave Bourland Sr
HB 24 Pete Dawkins Jr
C 51 Jim Kernan (C) Sr
T 72 Bill Melnik Sr
G Bob Novogratz Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 32 Vince Barta Sr
PK Maurice Hilliard Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt
Source:[8]

References

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Hand, Jack (December 1, 1957). "Middies blank Army, 14-0, accept Cotton Bowl invitation". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1B.
  3. ^ "Notre Dame's field goal upsets Army, 23 to 21". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. October 13, 1957. p. 1, section 4.
  4. ^ "Notre Dame trips army on field goal". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 13, 1957. p. 2B.
  5. ^ "1957 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Crow, Forrestal Picked on INS All-America". Reading Eagle. November 24, 1957. p. 38.
  8. ^ "Scouting report: Army". Sports Illustrated. December 2, 1957. p. 27.

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