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  • Army Nips Navy in First Ever Overtime

    Army beat Navy 20-17 on Saturday in a thrilling double-overtime game. The first overtime game in the 123 year history of the game.

    with less than 2 minutes to go in the game, Army kicked a field goal to send it into overtime. The teams exchanged touchdowns in the first overtime. Then Navy fumbled the ball at the goal line. setting up the game winning field goal by Army.

    This Army-Navy Game was one in which the Black Knights offense was stuck in the mud for most of the contest, while the Midshipmen found far more success on the ground. However, both teams created big plays when needed.

    Given Army's struggling offense, it's a testament to its defense that this even reached overtime in the first place. In fact, Army's lone offensive touchdown didn't come until the first play of overtime when Markel Johnson went through the A-gap untouched and took off 25 yards to the end zone. Its lone touchdown in regulation was the result of a blocked punt was jumped on in the end zone.

    Army finished with only 153 yards, which paled in comparison to the effort Navy put together. The Midshipmen rumbled for 284 yards and had the biggest offensive play of the game when Anton Hall took off for a 73-yard touchdown run to give Navy a 10-7 lead in the third quarter.
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