1907 Team

1907 6-2-1
1907/11/30 Army 0 – Navy 6 L

Coach: Henry C. Smither
1906-1907
7-2-1

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ArmyFB_1907_team

ArmyFB_1907_team-roster-record

ArmyFB_1907_game

Howitzer 1908
http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/howitzers/id/14379/rec/19

CADETS SURPRISED YALE AT FOOTBALL; West Point Holds Eli Safe in Fierce Game with Final Score 0 — 0.

FUMBLES AND MISPLAYS New Haven Eleven Lacks Variety in Plays and is Unable to Score — Erwin Wins First Honors.

Special to The New York Times. October 20, 1907
WEST POINT, N.Y., Oct. 19. — West Point, by brilliant work to-day played Yale to a standstill in the annual football game, which resulted in a tie, neither team crossing the others goal line. Before a crowd numbering nearly 10,000 persons the two teams taught desperately and struggled determinedly to gain the mastery, but when the referee’s whistle announced the cessation of hostilities honors were even, and the score 0 to 0.
article has grainy team and captain pic
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30A11FF345A17738DDDA90A94D8415B878CF1D3


ArmyFB_1907_vsYale-team_NYT_Oct201907
Also see Vinegar Joe Stilwell – Class of “1904” who worked on the rules

New York Times – Oct 21, 1907

The Army Cadets have an, exceptionally lively lot of men who were last year the equal of most any team on the field. This year practically the same team is at hand, though Pullen’s absence and the talk of Week’s injuries had led many to suppose tyhat the Army would not be ready for Yale. The aggressiveness of the Cadet forwards, however, made, yale’s uniformed attack erratic, and penalties and uncertain forward passing did the rest.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30A11FF345A17738DDDA90A94D8415B878CF1D3

Army-Navy Football Great Contest To-day.

The Meriden Daily Journal – Nov 30, 1907

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3_tIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jwINAAAAIBAJ&dq=army%20football&pg=1616%2C5358590

NAVY TRIUMPHS OVER ARMY, 6 — 0; CROWNING OF FOOTBALL SEASON;

30,000 Enthusiastic Persons See the Sturdy Naval and Military Youngsters Fight Their Annual Football Battle at Philadelphia.

NAVY TRIUMPHS OVER ARMY, 6 TO 0

Special to The New York Times. December 01, 1907

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30. — Eleven Navy bulldogs ripped and tore at eleven Army mastiffs on Franklin Field to-day. The beauty and the brains, the wealth and the position of the country looked on. In the first few minutes of play the Navy dogs forced the ball over the line. The kick which followed sent the pigskin directly between the goal posts.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00A11F73B5A15738DDDA80894DA415B878CF1D3

Daily True American – Dec 2, 1907
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rXVFAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rbwMAAAAIBAJ&dq=army%20football&pg=4666%2C4858392

 

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