October 9, 1965 - ND's only game in Shea Stadium

Shea StadiumShea Stadium. Home of the New York Mets, New York Jets, The Beatles, The Who, Billy Joel, Pope John Paul II, Pele, Andre the Giant v Hulk Hogan, and Notre Dame versus Army. This game would be the fourth New York baseball stadium that the two teams have played in. Prior games in New York City were played at Ebbets Field (Brooklyn, 1923), the Polo Grounds (Manhattan, 1924) and Yankee Stadium (Bronx, first in 1925). With Shea Stadium located in Queens (Flushing to be more exact), Notre Dame and Army are two of the few teams that have played in four of the five boroughs.

In the first of four college football games at Shea and in front of 61,000 fans, #7 Notre Dame (2-1) took on unranked Army (2-1). With Richard Nixon sitting in the stands, Notre Dame shutout Army 17-0. Coach Parseghian would be in his second season and continuing building the Notre Dame team back to glory.

"I recall that (future) President Nixon attended the game and sat in a box near my family. It was a brand new stadium, but frankly it was kind of a dull game." - Ara Parseghian

It was a tough game at the quarterback position. Leading up to the game, starting quarterback Bill Zloch was suffering from tendonitis and Tom Schoen prepared to start. Schoen played the first half and Notre Dame led 7-0 at half. But during the game Schoen would bruise his ribs and Zloch would be forced to come back in.

Football at Shea Stadium
            1  2  3  4   F
 Notre Dame  0  7  7  3  17 
Army        0  0  0  0   0

Keywords: football, army, shea stadium, baseball stadium, ara parseghian, bill zloch, tom schoen, richard nixon, president, polo grounds, yankee stadium, ebbets field

Posted On: 2011-10-09 03:15:00 by IrishTrpt07
Edited On: 2014-09-11 14:08:30 by IrishTrpt07


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   Posted By: ColumbusOH2014 at 2014-10-29 19:30:45[#1]
This Notre Dame vs. Army match up pitted two former college football teammates (Miami of Ohio) against each other as their teams head coaches. Notre Dame's Ara Parseghian and Army's Paul Dietzel
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