Navy wins the Commander-In-Chiefs Trophy

It was a cold and blistery day in Philadelphia with temperatures dropping down to 28 degrees with an 18 mph northern wind.

Right from the first drive Navy relied on powerful Fullback Kyle Eckel and the quick feet of Quarterback Craig Candeto.

Navy struck first when Eric Roberts scored on a 1-yard run to put Navy up 7-0.

A failed Navy fake punt gave Army the ball at the 50 yard line and put Carlton Jones in great position to score on a 1-yard option play to bring Army back into the game. The PAT attempt failed, Navy 7 Army 6.

A 38-yard field goal by Eric Rolfs gave Navy a 10-6 lead. Right before the end of the half Rolfs, hit another 41 yarder to make the score 13-6.

Navy took the ball at the beginning of the second half and marched 80 yards leading to a 2 yard Eric Roberts touchdown run, 20-6 Navy.

The rest of the game was all Kyle Eckel as he ran a 16-yard touchdown run followed by another, which brought Navy well out of Army's reach, Navy 34 Army 6.

This brings an end to the Army season. The Cadets will have a very experienced team this coming year as they are losing few starters to graduation.

Navy's record rises to 8-4. They have already accepted a bid to the Houston Bowl which will be held Dec. 30.


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