Navy upsets Army 17-13 to end season on high note

The Navy Midshipmen upset the Army Black Knights 17-13 in the 122nd meeting between the two service academies on Saturday afternoon.

Held at the Meadowlands to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Army and Navy played in yet another classic in one of college football’s oldest and most important rivalries.

After falling behind 13-7 at halftime, the Mids were able to hold Army to just 57 total yards in the second half and a season-low 232 yards overall in the game.

Army was the nation’s second-best rushing offense this season and could only muster 124 yards on the ground, 56 of those yards coming on one play on Army’s opening drive when QB Christian Anderson broke free for a touchdown.

While the defense held Army at bay, Navy’s offense was able to do just enough to get the win, putting up 278 yards of offense, with QB Tai Lavatai scoring two rushing TDs.

For Navy, this marks just their second win against Army in the past six games after dominating the series with 14 straight wins from 2002 to 2015.

Army dropped to 8-4 with the loss ending their four-game winning streak. They will play against Missouri in the Armed Forces Bowl

The win caps off one of Navy’s most difficult seasons ever as the Mids faced 11 postseason bowl-game bound teams, the most in the country, finishing with a 4 and 8 record.

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