? What is the longest run ever made in an Army-Navy game?
?Elwyn Rowan and Bobby Vinson, both of Army, share the record. Rowan ran 92 yards from scrimmage in 1947, and Vinson went 92 yards with a kickoff return in 1949. Oddly enough, neither runner scored, and Navy shut out Army in both games—21-0 in 1947 and 38-0 in 1949.
? What player threw the most touchdown passes in a game?
? George Welsh threw three in 1954, for all of Navy's touchdowns. Army, however, won 27-20.
? If Army breaks Navy's two-game winning streak in the series this year, the hells at Annapolis will not ring. What are these hells and when do they ring?
?The traditional Navy victory bells, which ring when the Naval Academy defeats Army in football, are the Japanese Bell and the Big E Bell. The Japanese Bell was presented to the Academy upon the death of Commodore Perry who brought it home from Japan. The Big E Bell comes from the bridge of the aircraft carrier Enterprise.
? Army's head football coach, a West Point graduate, owns an athletic distinction never achieved by any other cadet at West Point. What is it?
? Dale Hall was the only West Point basketball player to ever make first-string All-America (1944-45). He also was a halfback on the 1944 and 1945 football teams.
? What were Navy Coach Wayne Hardin's athletic accomplishments?
?He was an all-round athlete at the College of the Pacific and won 11 varsity letters—the largest total ever earned by a COP athlete. Hardin is also the second-youngest Navy head coach (32) and a winner over Army in his first two seasons at Navy.