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ONE FOR THE GIPPER
New York | Nov. 10, 1928
Eight years earlier, in 1920, All-American George Gipp died shortly after the season. With the Irish preparing for a tough Army team, Knute Rockne implored his team with Gipp's deathbed wish. Army led 6-0 in the third quarter when Notre Dame's Jack Chevigny scored on a short burst. "There's one for the Gipper!" Chevigny cried. A legend was born. Years later came the movie - and a future president. Notre Dame 12, Army 6.