And the streak has ended. After a 14-year winning streak, the Navy Midshipmen could not keep it alive and succumbed to the Army Black Knights, 21-17, yesterday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
With the loss to Army, Navy suffered its first setback against its biggest rival since Dec. 1, 2001, when the Black Knights dealt the Mids a 26-17 loss in Philadelphia … it was the nation’s longest active winning streak in a rivalry series.
Navy QB, and Pasadena native, Zach Abey, carried the ball 19 times for a team-high 73 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He completed 6 of his 10 passes for 89 yards and threw a pair of interceptions.
All three service academies have posted winning seasons this year and are all headed to Bowl games. Navy’s next game is in two weeks on December 23rd at the Armed Forces Bowl in Ft. Worth.
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