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by Ivan Maisel

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New York | Oct. 18, 1924

This "play" occurred in the 30 minutes after Notre Dame ground out a 13-7 victory over powerful Army. Describing the Irish backfield of Elmer Layden, Don Miller, Jim Crowley and Harry Stuhldreher, Grantland Rice of the New York Herald-Tribune typed, "Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again …" Two days later, Notre Dame photographed the players on horses, and a newsman's phrase became public relations gold.