WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Army West Point sprint football team defeated Navy for the first time since 2020 with a dramatic 10-3 win over the Midshipmen Friday night at Michie Stadium
The victory was part of the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA.
The game was a defensive slugfest for the first 24 minutes with either team exchanging punts for the first four drives.
The Midshipmen struck first with a 24-yard field goal to cap off a 9-play, 43-yard drive to go up 3-0.
The Black Knights immediately responded with an 11-play, 44-yard drive of their own and tied the game at 3-3 after a 34-yard Alex Perine field goal.
The game would remain deadlocked until the fourth quarter when the action would really pick up.
With Navy beginning to drive on the Black Knight defense, Brendan Tierney would come up clutch and intercept a Brandon Atwood pass to give Army the ball at its own 19-yard line.
The Midshipmen would respond with a pick of their own and take over at the 50 after an unsportsmanlike penalty on Navy.
Two plays later, Weber Karsay would pick Atwood off again to give Army the ball and all the momentum with 2:10 left in the game.