A Victory 15 Years in the Making
This year’s Army – Navy game was certainly one for the history books.
Navy sailed into Baltimore on December 10th riding high on a wave of 14 consecutive victories in one of the most storied rivalries in college football. But the Army team was ready to break Navy’s streak and finally put an end to more than a decade of defeat.
With 71,600 fans in attendance and millions watching on televisions around the world, Army got off to a strong start. By the half, Army was leading the game 14-0 – the largest halftime deficit Navy has faced since 1947. The game, however, was far from over. Navy came out strong in the second half, scoring 17 points to take their first lead of the game with just under 13 minutes left to play.
This year, though, The Black Knights were not going to be denied a win. Junior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw capped off a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to put Army back on top 21-17 and deliver a victory over the Midshipmen.
When the final seconds ticked off the clock, Army had secured bragging rights for the year and, more importantly, the honor of closing the festivities as the second of the two schools to sing its Alma Mater.
Our teams here at SureID® and RAPIDGate® want to congratulate Army on its hard-fought victory and commend Navy for a well-played game. We also want to thank all the men and women at our nation’s service academies for their commitment to both education and service. This year belongs to Army and we’re looking forward to seeing these two teams take the field again next year in Philadelphia.