1949 Team

1949 Army 9-0 AP#4

09/24 Army 47 – Davidson 1
10/01 Army 42 – Penn State 7
10/08 Army 21 – Michigan 7
10/15 Army 54 – Harvard 14
10/22 Army 63 – Columbia 6
10/29 Army 40 – Virginia Military Institute 14
11/05 Army 35 – Fordham 0 Bronx, NY
11/12 Army 14 – Pennsylvania 13
11/26 Army 38 – Navy 0 W Philadelphia, PA

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Assembly Vol 8, No 3, Oct 1949

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Fordham game:

“The histories of both teams intersect with coaching legend Vince Lombardi (FCRH ’37), a member of the Seven Blocks of Granite during the 1936 season.
Lombardi was an assistant coach at Rose Hill in 1947 and 1948 before taking an assistant coaching position at West Point in 1949. His jump from Fordham to Army may explain the tenor of the game played between the two teams that year.
Though both sides entered the contest unbeaten, Army picked off two Maroon passes before halftime, which ultimately sealed Fordham’s fate. But the Rams gave as good as they got on the field. In fact, the game was so hard-fought that sportswriters dubbed it the “Donnybrook on the Hudson.”
Look magazine reported: “The Cadets and the Rams went to work on each other with everything short of stilettos and strangling cords.”
In When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss’ biography of Lombardi, Fordham football player Herb Seidell recalled the battle:
“I was told that 17 teeth came out of nine different mouths. I lost one. I got my whole face pranged when I was blindsided coming off the field after a punt. That was the kind of game it was.”

http://www.fordham.edu/campus_resources/enewsroom/inside_fordham/september_12_2011/sports_80015.asp

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