On his way to a 97-yard touchdown run with the opening kick-off of the 1947 game is Terry Brennan (37), who is now the Notre Dame coach. Brennan later scored another touchdown as Notre Dame won 27-7 in the game that brought an end to the long series. Other players shown are Notre Dame End Jim Martin (38) and Army's Arnold Galiffa (16), Bill Yoeman (58) and John Trent (80).
The kick is good as Notre Dame Fullback Milt Piepul makes the score 7-0 in the 1940 game. It ended that way, too, as Army, a heavy underdog, pushed the Irish around handily but could not score. Steve Juzwik's 84-yard run with a pass interception accounted for the only touchdown of the afternoon. Bernie Crimmins, now a Notre Dame assistant coach, played at halfback for the Fighting Irish.
A Notre dame drive Tucker-ed out on this interception in 1946, when Army Quarterback Arnold Tucker picked off a pass intended for Jack Zilly (56), Notre Dame end, and returned it from the Army 10-yard line to the 42, eluding Jim Martin (38) and Jim Mello (65) en route. Tucker, who quarterbacked the Blanchard-Davis teams, later fought in Korea. The game ended in a 0-0 standoff.
A key block on Army's Ed Murphy (69) springs Notre Dame Halfback Bob Kelly loose for a good gain in the 1943 game, won by the Irish 26-0. This game introduced two great stars to football—the Army's Glenn Davis at halfback and Notre Dame's Quarterback Johnny Lujack, both then 18-year-old freshmen. Kelly, incidentally, turned down a West Point appointment to go to Notre Dame.