On This Date 11/28/1942

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Navy defeats Army 14-0 in the first matchup of the service academies after the start of World War II. Instead of playing in front of 102,000 fans in Philadelphia as they did in 1941, the game had a mere 11,000 fans in Annapolis. Due to wartime travel restrictions, only those who lived ten miles from the stadium could attend, as the Cadets of West Point remained home. It is the first time in 50 years that the game was played on campus, as most games in the series were played in Philadelphia, which is located midway between Annapolis and West Point.