Sport: Zero Hour

It was like watching Joe Louis fight a Joe Louis: two champions in action—so tough, skilled, wary and evenly matched that they were a standoff, and nobody won. The big game of the season, Army v. Notre Dame, ended in a scoreless tie.

For the first time in three years, Army's touchdown twins—Davis and Blanchard —were stopped cold; but so was Notre Dame's brilliant quarterback, Johnny Lujack. As a spectacle it was dull: two superdefenses canceling each other out. The question of which was the nation's top team was not decided, only put off....

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