1930 – 1939 Army Navy Football Games

Army 6, Navy 0 Dec. 13, 1930 – New York, N.Y.

A disagreement regarding eligibility policies may have cancelled the 1928 and ’29 Army-Navy games, but a capacity crowd at Yankee Stadium welcomed the rivalry’s return Dec. 13, 1930. Unfortunately for Navy, Army retained its recent series dominance with a 6-0 victory. The final score certainly doesn’t reflect Army’s commanding performance, as the Cadets finished the afternoon with 265 yards of total offense, compared to 63 for the Midshipmen. Yet, Navy was able to keep Army off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when Ray Stecker ran 56 yards for the game’s lone score. Navy had a chance to win the game on its final possession. Army’s Wendell Bowman fumbled a punt on his own 37-yard line, and the Midshipmen’s John Byng recovered. The Mids drove 12 yards, but were stopped on downs. The Cadets took over and advanced to the Navy seven-yard line as time ran out.
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Midshipmen – Yankee Stadium December 13, 1930

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Army 17, Navy 7 Dec. 12, 1931 – New York, N.Y.
The running of Ed Herb and Ray Stecker paced Army to a 17-7 win over Navy at Yankee Stadium. The first of Herb’s touchdown runs and a Travis Brown 25-yard field goal gave the Cadets a 10-0 halftime lead. Navy cut the deficit to 10-7 in the third quarter when Lou Kirn and Harvey Tschirgi connected on a 55-yard scoring strike. Herb then erased any hopes of a Navy triumph when he went up and over from the one-yard line late in the final stanza. By reaching the end zone twice, Herb certainly garnered a majority of the headlines. However, the real hero was Stecker, who turned in a workman-like 141 yards on 29 carries.

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Army 20, Navy 0 Dec. 3, 1932 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Thanks in large part to a Navy offense that mustered just 15 yards on the ground and turned the ball over seven times, Army rolled to a 20-0 win over the Midshipmen. Rip Miller’s club had an early indication this may not be its day when its opening drive was halted by an interception at the Army six-yard line. On first down, the Cadets’ Kenneth Field “quick-kicked” the ball 85 yards to the Navy 15-yard line. Peck Vidal opened the scoring with a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and Army added two more scores in the final half. Jack Buckler scored one on a short run and took a lateral from Tom Kilday and passed 43 yards to Bill Frentzer for the other touchdown.
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Army 12, Navy 7 Nov. 25, 1933 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Army scored a pair of first-half touchdowns and held on for a 12-7 win over a feisty Rip Miller-coached Navy club. The win was Army’s ninth in as many games, and a Dec. 2 victory over 2-5-1 Notre Dame would all but guarantee the Cadets the 1933 national title. However, the Fighting Irish spoiled these hopes by handing Army a 13-12 setback. For the first time since 1916, Army scored in the opening quarter against Navy. Paul Johnson took Bill Clark’s punt and returned it 81 yards for the touchdown. But the extra point was blocked, which enabled Navy to take a 7-6 lead when Red Baumberger galloped 38 yards to the Cadet end zone. Nonetheless, Army’s Jack Buckler, whose extra point was blocked on his team’s first score, raced 25 yards for the winning touchdown in the second half.

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Navy 3, Army 0 Dec. 1, 1934 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Despite the driving rainstorm at Franklin Field, Navy kicker Slade Cutter’s 28-yard field goal ended an 11-game drought, as the Midshipmen’s 3-0 win marked their first triumph over Army since 1921. Nothing indicates the treacherous weather conditions better than the final statistics. Army and Navy combined to record five first downs and 132 yards of total offense between them. Collectively, they also completed three-of-eight passes and punted 25 times.

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Army 28, Navy 6 Nov. 30, 1935 – Philadelphia, Pa.

The 1935 matchup was a tale of two halves. In the first two quarters, Army piled up 303 yards of total offense, holding Navy to just 37. Yet, in the second half, the Mids had more than eight times the total offense than that of the Cadets – 259 yards to 31 for Army. Despite these similarities, there was also one visible difference. Army scored four times in its half, while the Mids were unable to reach the end zone. Final score: Army 28, Navy 6. Quarterback “Monk Meyer” had 35- and 40-yard touchdown passes in the opening half, while Whitey Grove added an 80-yard touchdown run on a reverse. Sneed Schmidt’s four-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter was the only offensive highlight in the Midshipmen’s season finale.

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Navy 7, Army 0 Nov. 28, 1936 – Philadelphia, Pa.

In an effort to meet the supreme ticket demand, the 1936 game was moved from 88,000-seat Franklin Field to 102,000-seat Municipal Stadium. Despite driving deep into Navy territory in the first half, Army was unable to capitalize, as John Schmidt’s three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was all Navy needed for a 7-0 win over the Cadets. Following the series’ first scoreless opening half since 1930, the third quarter was even less exciting. Army fumbled the football away on three of its next-four possessions, while the Midshipmen were unable to reach the Cadet end zone on three possessions. However, Navy was able to take advantage of a “Monk Meyer” fumble in the fourth quarter. Aided by a pass interference call against the Cadets’ Jim Craig, Schmidt scored his touchdown with two minutes left.

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Army 6, Navy 0 Nov. 27, 1937 – Philadelphia, Pa.

In a game that saw the two teams punt a combined 32 times, Army’s Jim Craig managed to score a three-yard touchdown run to give his team a 6-0 victory. Craig’s run capped off a 44-yard scoring drive highlighted by a 19-yard pass from Woody Wilson to Jim Schwenk. The teams had a combined 255 yards of total offense, as Craig was the game’s high rusher with 47 yards on 20 carries.

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Army 14, Navy 7 Nov. 26, 1938 – Philadelphia, Pa.

In front of 102,000 fans, the largest crowd to see a sporting event in 1938, Woody Wilson scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to help Army to a 14-6 win over Navy. Army’s Charley Long brought Cadet faithful to their feet in the first quarter when he returned Lem Cooke’s punt 79 yards for a touchdown. Navy drove deep into Army territory on each of its next-two possessions, only to be stopped once on downs and once on a Wilson interception. However, Cooke tied the score with a one-yard touchdown run before halftime. Navy opened the third quarter poised to take the lead, but Emmette Wood fumbled on the Cadet 17-yard line. Army more than capitalized on this miscue, driving the length of the field to take the lead, and eventually the win, on Wilson’s touchdown.

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Navy 10, Army 0 Dec. 2, 1939 – Philadelphia, Pa.

When Emory “Swede” Larson took over the Navy program in 1939, no one had to define the magnitude of the Army-Navy rivalry to him. A three-year letterwinner (1919-21), Larson had played on three teams victorious over the Cadets. In fact, Larson arranged to have Billy VIII, Navy’s mascot, wear the same blanket that adorned the 1921 goat. This superstition must have paid off, as the Midshipmen shut out Army, 10-0. Navy scored on its opening drive, as Ulmont Whitehead booted a 33-yard field goal between the uprights to give the Mids a 3-0 lead. Halfback Dick Shafer added a 22-yard touchdown run in the last quarter, as Navy utilized six Army turnovers to finish 3-5-1 on the season.

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