The Army Navy game is one of the most storied rivalries in all of college football. This year, the game was especially heated, with both teams ranked in the top 25. Who won the game? Read our blog post to find out!
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The Army Navy game is one of the most historic and storied rivalries in all of college football. These two teams have been playing each other since 1890 and the winner of the game takes home the coveted “Army Navy Game Trophy.” This trophy is a replica of a football, but it is T shaped to signify the crossing of the Army Navy games. The Army Navy game is always played on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and it is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year.
Army Navy Game
The Army–Navy Game is an annual American college football rivalry game between the Army Black Knights of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York, and the Navy Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland. The Black Knights currently hold a three-game winning streak in the series.
The Army Black Knights defeated the Navy Midshipmen 17-10 Saturday afternoon in a hard-fought game to win their second straight Army-Navy game. The Black Knights were led by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins, who ran for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with just over five minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
The United States Naval Academy (USNA) defeated the United States Military Academy (USMA) 34-7 Saturday in the Army-Navy Game, taking back the Commandant’s Trophy outright for the first time since 2015.
The victory was the first for Navy against Army since 2011 and gave the Midshipmen a three-game winning streak overall in the series. Navy now leads the all-time series 60-52-7.
“It’s a tremendous feeling,” Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said after the game. “I’m so happy for our seniors. They’ve meant so much to this program, not just this year but throughout their career.”
Quarterback Zach Abey led the way for Navy, rushing for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. He also completed 5 of 8 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown.
“He played lights out,” Niumatalolo said of Abey. “He was our leader out there today.”
wide receiver Tyler Carmona also had a big day, catching four passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.
The Army Black Knights defeated the Navy Midshipmen 17-10 in the 116th Army Navy Game, played on December 8, 2018. The Army Black Knights now lead the all-time series 60-52-7.