SPORT 1944: End of a Perfect Year Army-Navy

End of a Perfect Year The build-up was terrific. Sport pages groaned with the burden of adjectives striving to describe the forthcoming supercolossus. And when Army and Navy finally did get down to the business of beating each other's brains out, it certainly was a game of games.

Through the first quarter, the Middies battled Army's powerhouse on even terms. Then West Point's T began to explode. Quarterback Doug Kenna found a soft spot in the center of Navy's line, sent Plebe-Fullback Felix ("Doc") Blanchard bulling through. When the Midshipmen closed up to plug the gap, Army blockers shook Speedster Glenn Davis...

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