November 30, 1929 - The 100-yard Interception


Under coach Knute Rockne, Notre Dame had already won the 1924 National Championship. Now five years later, Notre Dame was once again undefeated with an 8-0 record. The final game of the season was against Army.

Since that first meeting in 1913 with the fabled forward pas, Notre Dame and Army had played every year except 1918. They would continue to play every season until 1947.

The final score would read Notre Dame 7 - Army 0. The only score of the game came on Notre Dame's Jack Elder interception at the 0 yard line from Army's Chris Cagle. Officially the longest interception return in Notre Dame history, Elder returned the ball 100 yards for the touchdown.

Notre Dame would finish the season undefeated and win their second national championship.




Keywords: football, army, knute rockne, jack elder, national championship

Posted On: 2014-09-02 00:15:05 by IrishTrpt07

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