Navy downs Army for 11th straight year

6:37 PM, Dec 8, 2012   |    comments
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Navy won its 11th straight game over Army, beating the Black Knights 17-13 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Keenan Reynolds' 8-yard rushing touchdown with less than five minutes to play allowed the Midshipmen to take home the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, which is presented annually to the winner of the football competition among the three major Service Academies -- Army, Navy and Air Force -- and is named in honor of the President of the United States. Navy will take the trophy back to Annapolis for the 13th time since the award began in 1972. Air Force, which lost to both of these squads this season, won the trophy the previous two years.

Reynolds completed 10-of-17 passes for 130 yards for the Midshipmen (8-4), who will play against Arizona State in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco later this month. Reynolds also carried the ball 15 times for 40 yards.

Noah Copeland rushed for 98 yards and a score on 22 carries for Navy, which owns a 57-49-7 advantage in the all-time series.

Trent Steelman connected on 4-of-5 passes for 48 yards for the Black Knights (2-10), who lost three in a row to end the season. Steelman also carried the ball 18 times for 99 yards and a score.

Raymond Maples rushed for 153 yards on 26 carries in defeat.

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