PHILADELPHIA – The tides have officially turned against Navy in the annual Army-Navy football game, as the Black Knights earned a 17-10 victory over the Midshipmen in Philadelphia on Saturday. It was the third-straight victory for West Point over their Annapolis counterparts. Prior to the three wins, Navy rattled off 14-straight victories against Army, the most in a row in the 119-game rivalry that dates back to 1890 and has been held every year since 1930.
The Black Knights never trailed, and a fourth-quarter touchdown run from Charlotte’s Kelvin Hopkins, Jr. (pictured above) ultimately proved the difference-maker. The quarterback threw for 61 yards in limited attempts, as well as running for 64 yards and two touchdowns.
The game concluded a disappointing season for the Midshipmen, who finished 3-10 after going 7-6 in 2017 and capturing a Military Bowl victory over the ACC’s Virginia.
Across the field, Army finished the regular season at 10-2. Their two defeats included a narrow 28-21 overtime loss to Oklahoma, who will face #1 Alabama on December 29 in the Orange Bowl as part of the four-team FBS playoffs. The Black Knights will play Houston (8-4) in the Armed Forces Bowl on December 22. Last year they finished 10-3 after a victory over San Diego State in the same bowl game.
*(photos 1-4 Gavin Baker, #5 Mark Goldman, #6 Andy Lewis)
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