Navy Rallies to Beat Rival Army 27-21 for 10th Straight Victory

Jon Teague kicked two field goals in the fourth quarter to break a tie yesterday and give Navy its 10th straight college football win over rival Army, 27-21.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were in attendance at the 112th meeting of the military schools at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Navy has won 56 games. Army (3-9) was the victor in 49 games that date back to 1890. Seven games ended in ties.

Navy with a 5-7 record will miss postseason play in a bowl game after eight consecutive appearances.

“The sweet satisfaction of beating Army will wash all sorrows away,” Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor, who scored two touchdowns, said in a televised interview. “Whatever it is -- we’re not playing in a bowl game, we are playing in a bowl game -- to beat Army for a decade is unheard of. To do anything 10 straight times is hard to do.”

Proctor, who carried 32 times for 97 yards, put the Midshipmen ahead 7-0 with a 4-yard run in the first quarter. Alexander Teich followed with a 10-yard scoring run halfway through the second quarter.

Army rallied to even the score at 14-14 at the half with Trent Steelman’s 34-yard run with 3:34 remaining in the second quarter and Malcolm Brown’s 5-yard sprint with less than a minute left.

Proctor put the Midshipmen ahead at 21-14 in the third quarter before Brown tied the score for the Black Knights on a 25-yard pass from Steelman.

Proctor completed one of three passing attempts for 13 yards. Steelman connected on four of six passes for 77 yards for Army, which lost its fourth straight game. Navy rushed for 296 yards and Army for 298.

“The season has been a real trip,” Teich, who carried 18 times for 93 yards, said in a televised interview. “I’m proud of my brothers.”

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