At Army-Navy game, Trump touts new pro sports option

Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2019

What better way to celebrate a win in one of college football's most historic rivalries than with a WWE Title?

After Navy enjoyed a 14-game win streak against the Black Knights, the longest streak between the two rivals, Army has responded with three straight wins of its own. Hopkins had two rushing touchdowns past year in Army's 17-10 win over Navy and curiously only played only mop-time in Saturday's loss.

Army (5-8) lost for the seventh time in its past nine games, faltering behind an offense that completely stalled after an impressive first-quarter drive.

The symbol was shown by two West Point cadets and a Naval Academy midshipman during festivities televised live by ESPN Saturday before a football game in Philadelphia between the army and navy.

Air Force fans like to point out that the team from the Colorado-based school also competes each year for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy - which the Falcons have won 20 times compared to 16 times for navy and eight times for Army.

Army, with freshman Christian Anderson starting at quarterback in place of injured senior Kelvin Hopkins Jr., did not have enough firepower offensively to get back in the game.

Trump told Army players Saturday that his decision came after speaking with their coach, Jeff Monken. It is still, however, just a game.

Trump attended the annual rivalry game past year and as president-elect in 2016.

Trump was in very high spirits as he met with players in the locker room ahead of the game, before he took to the field to partake in the coin toss.

Bijan Nichols kicked a 37-yard field goal and Perry added a 15-yard TD run in the fourth.

The Black Knights enter this game with the second-best rushing offense in the country with 311.7 yards per game. It's time for Army-Navy. "And they don't even know us". Navy responded with a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Carothers, who finished with 75 yards on the ground.

Perry handed Napoleon McCallum to set Navy's single-season dashing mark.

Navy plays Kansas State on December 31 in the Liberty Bowl.