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Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

BALTIMORE (AP) The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.

No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year.

At long last, The Streak is over.

Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday.

With future commander in chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give Army the win it had been waiting for since 2001.

The Black Knights' 14-game losing streak was the longest by either academy in a series that began in 1890. Army (7-5) now trails 60-50-7 in one of the nation's historic rivalries.

''We heard for a long time here at West Point about the streak and all that,'' Army coach Jeff Monken said. ''It feels good to be a part of the team that put that to an end.''

Navy (9-4) was coming off a physical 34-10 loss to Temple in the American Athletic Conference title game and had only one week to prepare for Army with a new quarterback, sophomore Zach Abey, who was making his first college start. Abey took over Will Worth, who broke his foot against Temple.

Abey ran for two touchdowns but passed for only 89 yards and was intercepted twice. Navy had four turnovers, three in the first half.

''I take a lot of responsibility for the game,'' Abey said. ''Obviously, in the first half I made some bad decisions. I feel horrible for the seniors.''

This senior class at Navy has accounted for 37 wins, most ever at the Academy over a four-year period. But they'll never forget this defeat.

''It hurts a little bit. It hurts a lot a bit,'' senior receiver Jamir Tillman said. ''We will take this loss into the offseason and use this as inspiration and run with it.''

That was a mantra chanted by the Black Knights for the past 14 years. Not anymore.

''I'm just happy for our seniors,'' Monken said. ''The sense of pride that they'll have to go on, having beaten Navy, having beaten our biggest rival in their senior year. It's great for everybody in that locker room. I want them to enjoy it.''

By halftime, Army led 14-0 and owned a 14-1 advantage in first downs.

After watching from the Navy side of the field before halftime, Trump visited the TV booth on the Army side in the third quarter. The interview with the president-elect coincided with a big shift in momentum.

''In the second half we made some adjustments, and those helped us out pretty well,'' Navy defensive end Amos Mason said.

Andy Davidson lost a fumble on the Black Knights' first possession of the second half and the Midshipmen recovered at the Army 32. A screen pass for 16 yards set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Abey to get Navy to 14-7.

Minutes later, the Midshipmen got a field goal after a replay overturned a lost fumble by Abey at the Army 11.

A 41-yard touchdown run by Abey gave Navy the lead with 12:42 remaining. But Army wasn't done.

The Black Knights put together a 12-play, 80-yard drive that lasted nearly seven minutes and ended with Bradshaw's TD.

''It was a great feeling,'' the junior quarterback said. ''I can't describe it. It just felt amazing. Our team worked really hard for this to happen today.''

Bradshaw went 2 for 4 for 35 yards and an interception in Army's first win in Baltimore since 1944.

Davidson ran for 87 yards and two first-half scores, and Kell Walker carried 16 times for 94 yards.

NEVER QUIT

Some teams might fold after letting a two-touchdown lead vanish. Not Army.

''When they took the lead 17-14 ... maybe some teams get that look in their eye of doubt, or concern,'' Monken said. ''But I think our guys just knuckled down and were determined that they were going to win.''

FAREWELL VERNE

This was the final football game in the broadcasting career of 76-year-old Verne Lundquist. He was cheered by the crowd during a live shot on the scoreboard.

THE TAKEAWAY

Army: The Black Knights appear to be on the upswing under Monken, now in his third season. They're headed to a bowl game and have a victory over Navy to celebrate.

Navy: The Midshipmen are staggering to the end of the season after a 9-2 start. The loss to Temple was tough to take, but this was much, much worse.

UP NEXT

Army: The Black Knights meet North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Army's first postseason action since 2010.

Navy: The Midshipmen face Louisiana Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 23. It will be Navy's 13th bowl appearance in the last 14 years.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:00
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
21
Touchdown 6:00
17-A.Bradshaw runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
80
yds
06:34
pos
17
20
Point After TD 12:42
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
14
Touchdown 12:42
9-Z.Abey runs 41 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
53
yds
00:47
pos
16
14
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:05
16-B.Moehring 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
59
yds
4:41
pos
10
14
Point After TD 11:23
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 11:23
9-Z.Abey runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
32
yds
02:45
pos
6
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:12
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 7:12
40-A.Davidson runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
46
yds
06:15
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:23
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 4:23
40-A.Davidson runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
14
plays
66
yds
07:39
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 8 23
Rushing 4 22
Passing 4 1
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 2-7 8-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-2
Total Net Yards 207 351
Total Plays 36 74
Avg Gain 5.8 4.7
Net Yards Rushing 112 316
Rush Attempts 26 70
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 4.5
Net Yards Passing 95 35
Comp. - Att. 6-10 2-4
Yards Per Pass 9.5 8.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-6 0-0
Penalties - Yards 3-15 0-0
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 2 3
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 4
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 3-3
Int. Thrown 2 1
Punts - Avg 4-36.3 2-27.5
Return Yards 61 60
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-61 4-62
Int. - Returns 1-0 2--2
Kicking 3/3 3/3
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
25 Navy 9-4 0010717
Army West Point 7-5 770721
95 PASS YDS 35
112 RUSH YDS 316
207 TOTAL YDS 351
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Abey 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 89 0 2 94.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 193 0 4 92.2
Z. Abey 6/10 89 0 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Abey 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 73 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 270 4
Z. Abey 19 73 2 41
Sh. White 31 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
77 443 7
Sh. White 3 22 0 14
C. High 33 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 500 5
C. High 4 17 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Tillman 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 615 2
J. Tillman 3 33 0 12
B. Colon 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 139 1
B. Colon 1 29 0 29
Sh. White 31 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 46 0
Sh. White 2 27 0 16
J. Van Dunk 63 DE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Van Dunk 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Heflin 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
T. Heflin 11-1 0.0 0
M. Thomas 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
M. Thomas 9-0 0.0 0
S. Williams 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 1 0.0
S. Williams 7-4 0.0 1
J. Polu 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
J. Polu 5-4 0.0 0
A. Mason 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Mason 4-0 0.0 0
T. Colburn 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Colburn 4-0 0.0 0
D. Palmore 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Palmore 4-1 0.0 0
Ja. Pittman 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
Ja. Pittman 4-0 0.0 0
A. Gilman 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
A. Gilman 4-4 0.0 0
P. Forrestal 68 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
P. Forrestal 3-0 0.0 0
T. Sayles 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Sayles 1-0 0.0 0
K. McCoy 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. McCoy 1-0 0.0 0
J. Ryan 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Ryan 1-0 0.0 0
A. Villalobos 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Villalobos 1-0 0.0 0
J. Norton 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Norton 1-0 0.0 0
H. Sullivan 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
H. Sullivan 1-0 0.0 0
B. Jones 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
J. Tillman 4 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Tillman 1-0 0.0 0
T. Wooten 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
T. Wooten 1-0 0.0 0
R. Harris 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Harris 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Moehring 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
7/9 59/62
B. Moehring 1/1 28 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Barta 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 36.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 42.1 1
A. Barta 4 36.3 1 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Romine 28 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
24 25.0 19 0
D. Romine 1 19.0 19 0
J. Daniel 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
J. Daniel 1 19.0 19 0
T. Walker 21 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 23.0 23 0
T. Walker 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Bradshaw 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 35 0 1 73.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
43.2% 650 4 9 99.8
A. Bradshaw 2/4 35 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Walker 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 94 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 329 2
K. Walker 16 94 0 15
A. Davidson 40 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
28 87 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
178 905 11
A. Davidson 28 87 2 9
A. Bradshaw 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 51 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
166 695 7
A. Bradshaw 9 51 1 12
D. Woolfolk 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
87 481 7
D. Woolfolk 6 31 0 13
T. Campbell 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 238 1
T. Campbell 3 29 0 17
J. Asberry 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 385 4
J. Asberry 3 18 0 11
J. Trainor 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 49 0
J. Trainor 1 8 0 8
M. McGue 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 128 1
M. McGue 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
E. Poe 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 321 3
E. Poe 1 29 0 29
J. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 65 2
J. Walker 1 6 0 6
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Timpf 39 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 2 1.0
J. Timpf 5-3 1.0 0
A. King 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
A. King 4-1 0.5 0
X. Moss 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
X. Moss 4-0 0.0 1
R. England 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
R. England 3-0 0.0 1
J. Smith 57 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Smith 2-0 0.0 0
A. McLean 58 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. McLean 2-0 0.0 0
J. Voit 59 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Voit 2-0 0.0 0
R. Parker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Parker 1-0 0.0 0
A. Aukerman 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
A. Aukerman 1-1 0.5 0
C. Drake 8 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Drake 1-0 0.0 0
K. Brinson 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 2 0.0
K. Brinson 1-1 0.0 0
S. Washle 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
S. Washle 1-0 0.0 0
M. Regan 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Regan 1-0 0.0 0
M. Sannella 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Sannella 1-0 0.0 0
E. Riley 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
E. Riley 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Wilson 18 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
4/8 21/23
B. Wilson 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Mote 98 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 27.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 36.5 0
J. Mote 2 27.5 0 30
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
E. St. Hilaire 30 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 15.5 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 17.5 24 0
E. St. Hilaire 4 15.5 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 NAVY 32 2:42 5 34
0:26 NAVY 22 0:00 1 1
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NAVY 23 1:27 2 8 Punt
7:03 NAVY 33 1:54 3 6 Punt
1:20 NAVY 42 0:00 1 58
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:08 ARMY 32 2:45 6 32 TD
9:19 NAVY 35 5:14 11 59 FG
1:22 NAVY 36 1:02 4 -3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 NAVY 47 0:47 2 53 TD
5:54 NAVY 34 1:40 3 6 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:02 ARMY 34 7:39 14 66 TD
4:13 ARMY 32 3:39 6 25 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 NAVY 46 6:15 11 46 TD
5:01 ARMY 14 3:29 8 44
1:10 ARMY 40 0:32 2 6
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 ARMY 17 0:34 2 15
11:15 ARMY 28 1:47 3 7 Punt
3:51 ARMY 25 2:23 5 39
0:07 ARMY 21 0:00 1 4
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARMY 25 1:22 2 3 Punt
12:34 ARMY 20 6:34 12 80 TD
4:07 ARMY 23 3:54 8 21