Army vs. Navy 2015: Midshipmen Tells It to the Black Knights’ Hearts

It’s sixty-eight degrees today in Philadelphia, PA where the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen met for the 116th time.  Televised by CBS, the Army-Navy game is the culmination of years of learning and training for the football players at their respective service academies.  Navy has emerged the victor in the last thirteen consecutive games against Army.  Would 2015 continue this winning streak?  YES.

Just when it looked like Army would very well beat Navy, with just under three minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Midshipmen intercepted the Black Knights just a sneeze away from the end zone.

Final score. Navy 21 and Army 17.

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

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Observations & Miscellania:

1.  The US Military Academy and US Naval Academy Glee Clubs sang the National Anthem.

2.  The Navy wore helmets with various fleets painted on them (courtesy of Under Armour).

3.  Not to be confused with the creator of X-Files or the poet, but Army has a quarterback named Chris Carter and a wide receiver named Edgar Poe.

5 thoughts on “Army vs. Navy 2015: Midshipmen Tells It to the Black Knights’ Hearts

  1. CultFit

    There is something special about this annual game between Army and Navy. Its hard for me to put into words really, the tradition of the service academies competing, and yet uniting over a simple game of football. Its one of the few games out of the year I’ll make time to watch, even over here in the UK 🙂

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    1. sittingpugs Post author

      All cultural symbolism aside, the Army-Navy rivalry is different from an Alabama-UGA rivalry because the Army and Navy football players aren’t doing it for endorsement deals or the single-track-mind attention like that of a player at another university. Whether or not they end up playing on an NFL team in the future, they first have to fulfill their military duties. Not to say that all other NCAA players are only playing for the fame, glory, money, and fast-track to the NFL. I’m sure there are plenty of players who use their football scholarship as a means to get an education they wouldn’t otherwise have had any way to pay for without graduating with massive amount of debt.

      I’ve written previously about this game, check it out for more information.

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