Saturday’s contest between Army and Navy marked the 107th meeting between the two teams, and the 80th time the squads have battled in Philadelphia, Pa. Navy’s 26-14 victory over Army was its fifth straight over the Black Knights. The Mids’ current five-game win streak is tied for the longest win streak by either team in the history of the series. The Mids lead the all-time series, 51-49-7. The all-time series between the two teams in Philadelphia is tied, 38-38-4. Navy is 4-0 versus Army at Lincoln Financial Field.
Today’s announced attendance of 69,943 marked the third-largest crowd to watch an Army-Navy game in the 107-year history of the rivalry.
Freshman QB Carson Williams made his fourth straight start today. He became the first Army freshman to ever start at quarterback against Navy. Today marked just the 12th Army football game to ever feature a freshman starting quarterback.
Carson Williams tied his career high with 16 pass completions.
Junior WR Jeremy Trimble scored on a 41-yard double-reverse in the first quarter. It marked his first career rush and his first career rushing touchdown. It was the first time all season that Army had run a double-reverse. Carson Williams made a block at the two-yard line that allowed Trimble to get into the end zone.
Jeremy Trimble made five pass receptions for 48 yards today. He caught 52 passes this season, the third-highest single-season total in Army history. His 534 receiving yards this year are the 10th most in a single-season in Academy history.
Junior FB Mike Viti recorded career highs in rush attempts (15) and rushing yards (57).
Senior WR Walter Hill made three receptions today. He ended his career with 87 catches, the eighth-highest total in Army history.
For the second straight game, senior TE Tim Dunn scored a touchdown on Army’s final offensive play.
Senior LB Cason Shrode made eight tackles today, giving him a team-high 104 tackles on the season.
Senior DE Cameron Craig recorded 0.5 tackles-for-loss this afternoon. The senior finished his career ranked third on the Black Knights’ all-time tackles-for-loss list (35.5).
Freshman DE Victor Ugenyi Jr. made two tackles, registered one pass deflection and forced a fumble.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES:
Army successfully converted its first fake punt attempt of the season in the first quarter as Tim Frye rushed for four yards on a fourth and three from the Black Knights’ 41-yard line.
Army P Owen Tolson placed two punts inside the Navy’s 10-yard line today. For the season, Tolson placed 17 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.
Owen Tolson ended the season with a punting average of 42.2 yards, the sixth-best single-season mark in Army history.