the moment when I touched the ball, life for me was complete."
Years later, Knute Rockne reminisced about catching his first touchdown
pass against Army in 1913. This November is the eighty-eighth anniversary
of Notre Dame's great victory over the Cadets at West Point and
the subject of this month's newsletter.
Dame's victory over Michigan in 1909 was the school's first win over a
major opponent, but the win against Army was significant because the
cadets were one of the Eastern powerhouses and the game was covered
by the New York newspapers. Although the forward pass was used before
(mostly by Midwestern teams) it was Coach Harper's method of using the
pass to spread out the Army defense, thereby opening up the running
game for the Irish. Also innovative was the technique used in the passing
attack of having the ends catch the passes in full stride with loose hands
and relaxed fingers, rather than as stationary targets.
The feature article on the 1913 Notre Dame - Army game will be an excerpt from
Wake Up The Echoes by Ken Rappoport.
This month's edition of Out of Bounds will feature stories of the game.
Shenanigans will feature humor about Notre Dame's trip to West Point in 1913.
Campus Life honors Col. Thomas Nelson Moe USAF (Ret.)'75MA, the recepient of the Rev. William Corby, CSC, Award.
Semper Victurus - This edition will feature excerpts taken from the archives of Notre Dame's campus magazine,
The Scholastic, on the clash with the cadets.
Herb's Archive will feature the New York Times article on the game, found in Herb's files.
Cadets grind out yardage close to the Notre Dame goal in the epic
MONTANA 15 Inch Bronze football statue. Statue is a numbered,
limited edition. The jersey number is 16, but the throwing motion and
helmet are pure Irish gold.