Army Grounds Air Force 14-10
Steve Waldrop Scores 2 TD'S
GAME AT A GLANCE
ARMY (14) AIR FORCE (10)
16 First Downs 10
246 Yard, Rushing 73
45 Yards Passing 96
5 Passes Attempted 6
4 Passes Completed 5
83 Yards Lost Penalties 20
CHICAGO, November I, 1963--- Halfback Ken Waldrop's
spectacular broken-field running, capped by a 17yard touchdown dash
with just 81 seconds to play today brought Army back from behind to a
14-10 victory over Air Force.
Waldrop starred in the second service spectacle ever played in
Chicago's vast Soldier Field.
Even though President Kennedy canceled his appearance at the last
minute, the classic drew 76,660 fans to watch the 2,500 corpsmen from each
school in 45-degree temperature under sunny skies.
Army put on the show, but it took Waldrop's brilliant running in the
final half to give the favored Black Knights their sixth win-against one
loss. It was the third defeat against four wins for Air Force, which
has yet to beat another service academy.
HEYDT MISSES FG
Waldrop, Army's leading ground-gainer sparked the Black Knights from
behind with a 78-yard punt return to the Air Force one with only five
minutes left in the third period. He got the touchdown on a one-yard
After Air Force retaliated to go ahead again, Waldrop powered a 65-yard
drive for the Cadets. He carried four times for 34 yards, including the
17-yard touchdown jaunt.
Dick Heydt, Amy's placekicking specialist, converted after both
touchdowns. But he missed his first field-goal try in six attempts in
the-first period in Army's best scoring effort until Waldrop took charge.
Air Force's Terry lsaacson completed a 47-yard pass to Fritz Greenlee
to set up a one-yard scoring plunge by Isaacson for the Falcons' only
touchdown. Bart Zoladay kicked a 36-yard field goal for the Falcons'
Air Force got across the 50 into Army territory only four times, one
drive, stopping on the Cadets' 40, and the other on the 39 when Ray
Hawkins intercepted Isaacson's pass.
Carl Stichweh, Army's signal-caller, had one pass intercepted, by Joe
O'Gorman, before Holaday's field goal. But he gained five yards on four
completions in eight attempts while Isaacson hit only five of 16 tries
for 86 yards.
Army's rushing line limited the Air Force to only 73 yards on the
ground while Waldrop, who carried 76 yards in 15 tries, and his mates
crashed through the Falcons for 246 yards.
Army 0 0 7 7-14
Air Force 0 3 0 7-10
SCORING-AF-FG Holaday 36. Army-Waldrop I plunge Heydt kick. AF-Isaacson
I plunge Holaday kick. Army-Waldrop 17 run Heydt kick.