Army Takes Its First Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy Since 1996
Philadelphia, Pa- A great game came down to a kick in snowy Philadelphia on Saturday. That kick of Navy’s Bennett Moehring went wide left and the Black Knights of Army came away with a 14-13 win for their first Commander-In-Chief’s trophy since 1996.
The 118th edition of America’s game might be one of the best in the storied history of the Army Navy game. There was everything from bad weather, great quarterback play, and some camouflaged jerseys for Army.
Army came into the game Saturday trying to go back to back on its rival Navy and show they are back after losing 14 straight to the Mids.
The key play was not of offense for these teams it was the second half shoestring tackle on quarterback Malcolm Perry. It was an easy touchdown but defensive end John Voit hustled down the field and won the game for Army. The defense stepped up and only allowed a field goal, which kept the game at 13-7 at the time.
Then the Black Knight’s quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw led Army down the field and busted it over the goal line for the game-winning touchdown.
Although the game was won by Army, Navy’s Perry was the star of the game. Perry had 30 carries for 250 yards and a touchdown. Perry’s strong outing was historical in the rivalry game and also should give him the nob as the starting quarterback for the bowl game later this month.
In snowy Philadelphia conditions, Black Knights quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw led the game-winning, 13-play drive that ended with a one-yard Bradshaw sneak into the end zone with 5:10 left on the clock. The win was secured after a final drive by Navy fell short when Bennett Moehring’s 48-yard field goal attempt drifted just left of the goal post as time expired.
This is the first time Army has defeated Navy in consecutive seasons since 1995-96. Before last year’s thrilling 21-17 Black Knights victory, Navy captured 14 straight head-to-head wins from 2002-15. Relive all of Saturday’s top moments below with minute-to-minute updates: