The Navy has done it again, for the 10th time in a row.
The Navy Midshipmen emerged on top during the Army-Navy football game, 27-21, on December 10, at the FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. This year saw a new venue for the 112th annual faceoff between the two College football rivals, but the results were not all that dissimilar from their 9 previous competitions, with the Navy cinching victory yet again.
Victory came with two touchdown runs from Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor, and one from fullback Alexander Teich. Proctor ran 32 times for 97 yards, while Campbell Trophy recipient Teich, named the top scholar athlete in the country, ran 18 times for 93 yards. Teich has been selected as one of 28 midshipmen from the Academy to join the Navy SEALs.
The pageantry prior to the start of the game, as usual, was great. Three hours prior to kickoff, the Army Corps of Cadets marched onto the field, followed by the Navy Brigade of Midshipmen. President Barack Obama was in attendance, in his first Army-Navy football game since assuming the presidency – and the role of commander in chief.
Adding spice to the game were taunts hurled back and forth between the two teams, all in good spirits. When the Midshipmen took a 14-0 lead, the Navy chanted, “Why so quiet?” Scoreboard videos also provided an opportunity for the academies to poke fun at each other.