Sport: The Champs

Calmly confident, Army's cadets bet that their wonder team would collect a touchdown in four plays. Said Navy's grim Coach Oscar Hagberg: "Army can't call its shots against us. We're not that bad." To find out, President Truman and 102,000 other fans last week jammed Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium.

Navy's underdogs charged hard (six-man line, with two close backer-uppers) and barely missed some important tackles. But to miss Blockbuster Doc Blanchard and Speedster Glenn Davis was disaster: Army scored in seven plays.

For one brief moment—after a 61-yard Bruce Smith-to-Clyde Scott touchdown pass—Navy almost got back into the ball game. Then Army's murderous...