Endowed, as usual, with fast, hard-running backs, Army sticks to the ground for its bread-and-butter yardage. With the switch of Bob Kyasky from quarterback to fullback, the Cadets have added even greater speed to their running, while Dave Bourland gives them better passing from the quarterback post. Army's passes are usually short ones. Their favorite is a quick jump pass which develops from the threat of a run. Despite their running average of 285 yards per game, Army has had only a mediocre season, having lost games to Michigan, Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
83 ARTHUR JOHNSON. An excellent blocker, an adequate receiver on the short, quick, Army-type passes. On defense, he is strong against off-tackle plays, reacts well to the outside and does adequate job of dropping off into flat for passes.
65 RICHARD STEPHENSON. A former guard converted to end, he is a very strong blocker and does as well as Johnson on Army's passes. Plays aggressive defense, rushes passer well, drops off for pass defense. He covers his area well, both inside and out.
74 LOREN REID. Army's best tackle, fast, strong and quick. Good blocker. His pursuit on outside plays is excellent and, although he rushes passer well, he is still hard to trap.
70 FLAY GOODWIN. A former guard converted to tackle, he has only fair speed, but is quick in short spurts. A very aggressive player who can be trapped. Quick charge allows him to put strong pressure on passer.
61 RICHARD FADEL. Army's best guard, pulls and blocks well on offense, is effective linebacker on defense. Good pursuit, good at checking end and covering hook zone against passes. He is also a fine downfield blocker.
62 STAN SLATER. Good speed, good blocker on offense. Has not lived up to expectations on defense playing difficult middle-guard post, but that may be because Army tackles are not able to do job they did last year.
51 JAMES KERNAN. Because of better skill at making ball exchange with quarterback, he is Army's best center. Fine offensive blocker, Fadel's equal as linebacker. He tackles well and does a good job as backer in the Eagle 5-4 defense.
54 ED SZVETECZ. He is almost Kernan's equal offensively and defensively, but Army has more confidence in Kernan's snapback. Army loses little strength when he is in game.