The Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy won their 11th straight game over the Unites States Military Academy Black Knights by a score of 17-13 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This was the 113th match up between the two teams in the vaunted Army-Navy football game.
Keenan Reynolds’ last minute,8-yard rushing touchdown, clinched the game and allowed the Midshipmen to take home the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy. Navy will take the trophy back to Annapolis for the 13th time since the award began in 1972. Air Force‚ has hosted the trophy for the past two years.
For a while, the win did not seem within grasp as Army led Navy 13-10. They were preparing to score when the drive came to a sudden end on 1st-and-10 at the 14 resulted in a fumble and a Navy recovery.
Vice President Joe Biden was in attendance and cheered for both sides, switching sides at halftime. After the game, he presented the Commander-In-Chief’s trophy to USNA Superintendent, Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller and Commandant, Captain Robert E. Clark II.
Rob Eberle, one of our photographers on the field captured some images including the winning touchdown by Quarterback Keenan Reynolds!
In the end there were no losers leaving the field; because in the end, America is the true winner. Congratulations to Navy on another win. Two teams, one fight.
“Show me another game where everyone playing is willing to die for everyone watching”
-Clint Bruce, Naval Academy Class of 1996 and former Navy SEAL