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Army Black Knights beat Navy Midshipmen Commander-in-Chiefs

Army Black Knights historic winners of the 118th Army/Navy Game

On Saturday, the 118th Edition of the Army Black Knights against the Navy Midshipmen took place. For the second straight year, the game did not disappoint. Army, once again came out on top with a 14-13 victory. This is the first time since 1995-96 that Army has won in consecutive years. Here is a look back at one of the greatest spectacles in all of college football.

The uniforms are always a highlight of the Army/Navy game. Every year the teams wear special commemorative unis.

This year the Black Knights donned all-white uniforms with gold numbers. The white unis honored the 10th Mountain Division Ski Unit from WWII. They were very fitting with the snowstorm that the teams were playing in.

The uniforms worn by the Naval Academy showed a tribute to the Navy’s Air Show Squadron, Blue Angles. The blue uniform with yellow numbers was adorned with blue helmets capped with images of Blue Angels.

With the technology advancements in the uniform world, this game offers some of the best every single year.

The game itself was well-played. It was a very physical battle on the turf of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Due to the elements on the day, both teams attacked using the ground game. In fact, the teams only threw three passes in the entire game.

Leading Navy on the ground was Sophomore RB, Malcolm Perry. He carried the rock 30 times for 250 yards and 1 TD. The Midshipmen would finish the day with 294 yards from the ground attack.

Although Navy got their yards from one source, the Army ground game was more spread out. Leading the Black Knights was Senior QB, Ahmad Bradshaw. His contribution to the offense was 94 yards and 1 TD on 21 carries. However, they also got solid production from Junior RB Darnell Woolfolk. He ran through the Midshipmen defense 12 times for 57 yards and 1 TD. Hence, Bradshaw’s TD proved to be the game-winner with 5:10 left in the game.

With the win the Army Black Knights, not only flexed its muscle for a second straight year, they also made history by winning the Commander-in-Chiefs Trophy. Moreover, it is only the seventh time that Army has held the trophy. This is the first time since 1996. Specifically, the NCAA awards the Commander-in-Chiefs Trophy to the winner of games between the three service academies.

Above all, the Army Black Knights finished the season 9-3 after the win. So, next up for the team is a trip to the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl against the San Diego State University Aztecs. The game will take place in Fort Worth, Texas on December 23 at 3:30 PM EST.

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