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The History of the Army vs. Navy Football Matchup

After a mere 3 Army-Navy games, the annual tradition ARMY NAVY between the two teams was suspended from 1894 to 1898. As the story goes, a Navy win in 1893 prompted an incident between a rear VS. admiral and a brigadier general that nearly led to a duel. The intense rivalry between this year's Cadets of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy during the 113th matchup should be no different. ARMY NAVY BLACK KNIGHTS MIDSHIPMEN Dec. 8, 2012 Lincoln Financial Field ALL-TIME WIN RECORD 49 2 56 TIES VICTORIES VICTORIES TOTAL POINTS 1,384 1,579 TOTAL ARMY POINTS TOTAL NAVY POINTS NAVY has a 22 touchdown advantage. 50 40- 30- 1111 COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF TROPHY The Commander-in-Chief Trophy is awarded to the academy (Army, Navy or Air Force) with the best record after playing their two counterparts. * 2.5 ft tall * 170 lbs. ARMY has been awarded this trophy NAVY has been awarded this trophy 10 WINNER TIMES AIR TIMES FORCE has held it Including the last 5 years straight. The last time was in 1996. 16 times THE FIRST PRESIDENT to attend the Army-Navy game was THEODORE ROOSEVELT in 1901. ARMY WON 11-5 LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY 1949 1973 38-0 51-0 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS ARMY NAVY HEISMAN WINNERS HEISMAN WINNERS * Doc Blanchard '45 * Joe Bellino '60 * Glenn Davis '46 * Roger Staubach '63 * Pete Dawkins '58 The 2012 Army-Navy game is on Dec. 8, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. VS. Veterans United. Network SOURCES Naval History & Heritage Command Past Heisman Trophy Winners America's Game, Philadelphia's Honor

The History of the Army vs. Navy Football Matchup

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The Army vs. Navy football game is celebrated as one of the most historic rivalries in all of college football. These schools exchange "prisoners" and are often coming up with plans to steal the other...


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