1950's Game Worn
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Always one of the better football programs in the country, it can be unequivocally stated that World War II immeasurably enhanced Army football and the war in Viet Nam killed it. From 1910 through 1938 they did not have a losing season until William Wood had the audacity to lead the 1939 and 1940 War-depleted squads to 3-4-2 and 1-7-1 records. Enter Earl Blaik and the golden age of Army football that was highlighted by the reign of Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis and the three national championships they led the squad to. The three-year 27-0-1 record, Heisman Trophies for both running backs make some forget that Blaik had yet another Heisman winner in Pete Dawkins in 1958. Blaik survived an academy wide 1951 cheating scandal that resulted in the dismissal of 37 football players to retire
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