Navy Stuns Army for 11th Straight Game
- Updated: December 14, 2012
When it comes to the Army Navy game, it is pride and brotherhood on and off the field for the Army Black Knights vs the Navy Midshipmen. Coming into this years game, Navy had won 10 straight games against Army and Army was looking to end that streak. The first points of the game came from a Navy TD by RB Noah Copeland. He ran for 12 yards in the 2nd quarter, but the Army responded with a TD of their own when Trent Steelman made an 11 yard TD run. The Navy would get a field goal before the end of the first half, tying the game at ten.
In the 2nd Half, Army would kick a field goal to take lead. This would mark the first time Army took a fourth quarter lead against the Navy since Army beat them back in 2001. Army would miss a field goal later on in the game, opening the door for Navy when their QB threw a big pass to TE Brandon Turner for 49 yards down to the Army’s eight yard line. Navy QB Kennan Reynolds would run it in for an eight yard TD, giving the Navy a 17-13 lead with 4:41 left in the fourth quarter. Army had an amazing drive, but then heartbreak. Army’s running back could not hold onto the ball and Navy recovered. Navy runs the clock out, defeating Army 17-13 for the 11th straight time.
after the game was over, both Navy and Army played their fight songs. During the song, Army QB Trent Steelman was crying with a lot of emotion. In his four year career with Army, he could not beat navy.
The game was an amazing experience to be part of since Vice President of the United States Joe Biden was in attendance for the 113th Army/Navy game. The final attendance for the 113th Army/Navy game was 69,607.
Pictures from the game:
Vice President Joe Biden:
Opening Kickoff of Game:
David Malandra Jr Postgame Interview with Army Field Goal kicker Eric Osteen about Missed FG