113th Army-Navy Game
Published: December 8, 2012
6:24 p.m. -Final - Navy 17, Army 13.
Army got close, but not close enough. Navy, which trailed midway through the fourth quarter, rallied to a 17-13 victory over the Black Knights (2-10) on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Navy (8-4) beat its biggest rival for the 11th consecutive time in this historic series.
Two more kneeldowns from Navy, and it's over. The Mids pour onto the field as the final seconds tick away.
Navy kneels on the ball, and Army takes its final timeout. 1:02 left.
Army quarterback Trent Steelman converts on 3rd and 1, but Steelman and Black Knights running back Larry Dixon botch the handoff on the next play. Navy recovers at its own 13 with a 17-13 lead and 1:04 left.
Run-heavy Army completes back-to-back passes. First down Black Knights at the Navy 28.
Army converts on thrd and 3. First down at its 28.
Army has the ball, and has less than 5 minutes left to try and claim its first Commander In Chief's Trophy since 1996.
6:08 p.m. - Navy 17, Army 13
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds scrambles 11 yards for another first down, then completes a 49-yard pass to Brandon Turner for first-and-goal at the 8, then runs another keeper to put the Midshipmen back on top.
Navy converts on third and 8 for a first down at their 32 with 5:50 remaining.
Army's Eric Osteen misses a 37-yard field goal attempt, but Army still leads 13-10 with 6:57 remaining. Can the Black Knights hold on, or will Navy rally to extend its decade of dominance in this series?
Today's announced attendance: 69,607.
Facemask penalty during a 6-yard run by quarterback Trent Steelman gives the Black Knights a first-and-10 at their own 38 with 11:21 left in regulation. Army takes its first timeout of the half.
Army gets a stop on third down, and takes possession on its 14 after a 35-yard punt by Navy's Pablo Beltran.
5:39 - End of the third quarter
Army 13, Navy 10.
Army forces another Navy punt, and takes possession on its own 32. Navy returns the favor, stopping the Black Knights on three plays and getting the ball back on its 23 after a 40-yard punt by Army's Chris Boldt.
5:30 p.m. - Army 13, Navy 10
After a fumble recovery, Army goes on a 10-play 38-yard drive that ends in a 21-yard field goal by Eric Osteen that gives the Black Knights the lead.
Army weathers the potential storm, forcing the second Navy punt of the half after a three-and-out. Black Knights ball at their own 10 with 11:08 left in the third quarter.
Army forces Navy to punt on its first possession of the second half, but the Black Knights fumble the return. Navy takes over at the Army 46.
Halftime is ending, and the players are back on the field. The sun is officially gone for the day - not that it was ever really out in Philly - and the players are back on the field. It's damp outside, and the Stars and Stripes photographer says it feels 40 degrees on the field.
It's not always sunny in Philadelphia... gray skies and fog still.
4:37 p.m. - Halftime - Army 10, Navy 10
The Black Knights, with little time left on the clock, move quickly down the field. A personal foul on the kickoff return gives them a bit of help, and they piece together a 4-play drive that culminates in senior kicker Eric Osteen's 31-yard field goal as time expires in the second quarters.
4:27 p.m. - Navy 10, Army 7
The Midshipmen grind out a 15-play drive, capped by Nick Sloan's 31-yard field goal. It could have been worse; Army knocked down a pass on third and 4 to force the kick.
4:12 p.m. - Army 7, Navy 7
Army responds with a 9-play, 75-yard drive, capped by an 11-yard keeper by senior quarterback Trent Steelman. It is Steelman's 17th rushing TD of the season, tying a Black Knights record.
Fullback Noah Copleand gives Navy a 7-0 lead with 12-yard run, capping a 9 play, 66-yard drive.
Navy forces the first turnover of the afternoon. Navy linebacker Josh Tate jarred the ball loose from Army running back Raymond Maples after a short reception. Navy recovered at its own 34-yard line with 14:23 left in the second quarter.
3:47 p.m. - End of first quarter
Navy 0, Army 0.
Army comes up with a sack on third and 12 around midfield, but Navy punter Pablo Beltran pins the Black Knights inside the 1 with a 45-yard boot.
More from the tailgates:
"Ten years is long enough!" Matthew Wallace, an Army fan, 10-years-old, from New Jersey.
"I was in the Air Force. I don't give a damn (who wins)," Carl Ed Fondale, from Ohio, adding that he thinks the final winner will be, "Navy by 10."
The 113th Army-Navy Game is under way at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Check back all afternoon for highlights.
Here are some quotes from around the parking lot tailgating parties:
"Double numbers have always been lucky for me. Looking forward to another win!" Navy fan Mark Sobczak, from Wayne, Pa.
"11 lbs of bulgogi, 11 growlers, 11 Navy wins. Coincidence? I think not!" David and Brian, Navy and Marine Corps servicemen with 48 years experience between them.
"The Navy is overrated. The good times over Army have come to an end." Lou Capezzuto, from New Jersey.
"Wearing my favorite pair of boxers! Break the streak!" Brian Mahoney, recently returned from Afghanistan, who had to miss the game last year due to deployment."