(PHILADELPHIA) — Keenan Reynolds rushed eight yards for the game winning touchdown with 4:41 left to propel Navy (8-4) to a 17-13 victory over Army in the 113th annual rivalry game held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
With the win, Navy won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which is awarded to the team with the best record in games among the three service academies. Since Army and Navy both defeated Air Forcs this season, the trophy was put up for grabs in the regular season for the first time since 2005.
“It means everything,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “That’s our No. 1 goal, to get the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. I’m just so happy for these guys.”
Army took a 13-10 lead late into the fourth quarter before Reynolds scored and put Navy ahead for good.
Senior quarterback Trent Steelman rushed 17 times for 96 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Navy has now won 11 straight in the rivalry. Army (2-10) hasn’t hoisted the CIC trophy since 1996.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News