The Knights held on to defeat the Midshipmen, 17–10.

By Kaelen Jones
December 08, 2018

For the third straight season, Army captured the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

Army defeated Navy 17–10 to win the 119th game between the two acadamies Saturday in Philadelphia.

The Knights (10–2) carried a 10–0 lead entering the fourth quarter thanks to a first-quarter touchdown run by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. and kicker John Abercrombie's 33-yard kick.

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Early in the fourth quarter, Navy (3–10) benched starting quarterback, Zach Abey (who's listed as a wide receiver), who did not complete a pass in five attempts and threw two interceptions. Garrett Lewis replaced Abey under center and directed the Midshipmen to their first scoring drive. Lewis scored on a one-yard run to draw Navy within three with 7:10 remaining.

On the ensuing possession, Lewis was knocked out of the game when the Midshipmen attempted a pass to him on third-and-long trick play. Abbey re-entered the game, but was stripped by Kenneth Brinson, who recovered the fumble with just over three minutes left.

Hopkins scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak with 1:28 remaining to give Army a two-possession lead. Navy scored on a field goal by Bennett Moehring, but failed to recover an onside kick, sealing its fate.

Navy leads the all-time series 60–52–7.

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