Army vs Air Force, 1965

After the Irish loss on October 9th, 1965, the Cadets on successive weeks beat Rutgers at Michie (23-6), lost to Stanford at Palo Alto (31-14) and were rudely shocked by Colgate in a huge upset at Michie (29-28). The next test was the game in Chicago's Soldier Field where the embattled Cadets were defeated by the Air Force (14-3) what proved to be the Falcons first win over a rival academy football team, the first of many we could say --

AIR FORCE GAINS FIRST VICTORY OVER SERVICE ACADEMY, BEATING THE CADETS, 14-3

By The United Press International

CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 1965 (UPI) Soldier Field--Paul Stein, running for one touchdown and passing for another, led the Air Force to a 14-3 victory over Army Saturday, its first win ever over another service academy. The 21-year-old senior from Lansing, Mich., personally accounted for 182 yards, bringing his total for the season to 1244 and within range of Terry Isaacson's school record of 1747 yards for a single season.

Stein rushed for 22 Yards and completed nine of 18 passes for 160 yards.

Stein ran five yards from the shotgun formation after his receivers had spread the Army defense for his first touchdown, It came at the end of an 80-yard drive which required 10 plays, On two Stein completed passes of 25 and 34 yards, the latter to Jim Schultz, who was downed on the Army nine.

The next tally came on a 68-yard march in seven plays. Stein hit three passes during the advance for 11, 28 and finally for 27 yards and the touchdown. The scoring play was called on a fourth and one situation. With the Army line bunched for a line play, Stein faded and threw deep to Carl Janssen in the end zone.

Army -------      0  0  0  3 -- 3
Air Force -----   0  7  0  7 --14
AIR-Stein 5 run (Radtke kick)
ARMY-FG Dull 36
AIR - Janssen 27,pass from Stein (Radtke kick)
	Attendance -55,000

STATISTICS
	                             Army   Air Force

First Downs --------			11	   11
Rushing Yardage ----		       132        127
Passing Yardage ----			34	  159
Passes -------------		      4-21	 9-18
Passes intercepted by			 1          1
Punts---------------                 10-42       8-41
Fumbles lost--------		         0          0
Yards	Penalized-----                  25         65

After the Air Force game, Army returned to Michie to beat an outclassed Wyoming team in the rain, 13-0, which proved to be Coach Paul Dietzel's last victory as head coach of Army Football. Army sported an unimpressive 4-5-0 record heading into the Navy game two weeks later.


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