Great games in Army-Navy History

Navy has won three-straight contests over Army to tie the series at 49-49-7. A fourth-straight win would give the Mids the series lead for the first time since 1991. Navy's senior class is trying to become the first group of seniors to go 4-0 against Army since the Class of 1977 and just the sixth class overall (Class of 1943, `44, `63, `64 and `77). The Mids are 2-0 in games played at Lincoln Financial Field and have won the last three games by a combined score of 144-31.

1890, at West Point- Navy 24 Army 0, Navy picked up a big win in the first meeting as the Mid's Red Emrich scored 4 touchdowns on the Cadets home turf.

1891, at Annapolis- Army 32 Navy 16, West Point returns the favor by dominating the Mids on their home field. Right guard Elmer Clark scored 3 touchdowns for Army.

1920, at New York- Navy 7 Army 0, Navy's Vic Noyes caught a 7-yard pass from Bennie Koehler to give the Mids a win. The victory evened the series at that time at 11-11-1.

1930, at New York- Army 6 Navy 0, Army's Ray Stecker scored on a 56-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Army the win. Army and Navy had not met in 1928 and 1929 due to a dispute over the eligibility of players.

1944, at Baltimore- Army 23 Navy 7, This game was played during World War II and Army was transported to Baltimore from New York on a ship guarded by Navy warships. One of the best teams in college football history, Army led just 7-0 at the half. In the second half scores by Felix "Doc" Blanchard sealed the win and a National Championship for Army. Army would repeat both feats in 1945.

1952, at Philadelphia- Navy 7 Army 0, Navy pulled off a win in a defensive battle. Phil Mcnahan scored from 2-yards out in the first quarter. It would be the only scoring of the game.

1963, at Philadelphia- Navy 34 Army 14, Navy Roger Staubach completed 11 of 13 passes and helped the Mids jump out to an early 15-0 lead the Cadets in the City of Brotherly love. Staubach went on to a successful NFL career.

1971, at Philadelphia- Army 24 Navy 23, With Army leading 24-23 late in the fourth quarter, an apparent touchdown pass to Andy Pease was not caught. Navy had passed up a short field goal to go for the touchdown.

1989, at East Rutherford- Navy 19 Army 17, With 11 second remaining Navy's Frank Schenk made a 32-yard field goal to give the Mids the win.

1996, at Philadelphia- Army 24 Navy 21 Army had won close games in 1994 and 1995. The Cadets would prevail again in 1996. Army battled back from a 21-3 second quarter deficit to get the win. The Cadets intercepted a Navy pass at the goal line with seconds remaining to seal the win for Army.

Goat meets Mule in 1920s. (USMA Photo) Top Stories