The Navy team broke the Army’s three-year winning streak Saturday night during the 120th Army – Navy football matchup.
The Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Annapolis beat the United States Military Academy (USMA) West Point Black Knights 31-7 after evening out a deficit in the first quarter to tie up the game. The Midshipmen took the lead in the second quarter and continued to build on their score throughout the rivalry game.
Navy runs the “Philly Special” for a TD in the 2019 Army-Navy Game https://t.co/S8QTHUIXm0 via @YouTube
— colin hutchinson (@colinhu07152122) December 14, 2019
The Army team continued to play tough throughout the matchup between the two military service academies, at one point blocking a field goal attempt by the Navy team.
Newfield Alum and Army Captain Eli Riley Blocks a field goal attempt in today’s Army Navy Game!!! pic.twitter.com/pf6FuPoHNi
— MC Athletic Director (@MCAthleticDept) December 14, 2019
Still, the Navy team continued to build on their commanding lead throughout the second half of the game, including a final touchdown by Quarterback Malcolm Perry in the final two minutes of the game. Moments later the Navy sealed the game with an interception of an Army pass with a minute remaining to the game.
OVER 300 RUSHING YARDS.
The 120th Army-Navy Game will be remembered for Malcolm Perry’s brilliance. pic.twitter.com/rXO0Fei76d
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 2019
The record for the rivalry match up stands at 61 wins for the Navy to the Army’s 52 wins and seven ties.