The Army Black Knights won the 2017 Army-Navy Game 14-13 on Saturday at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field and took home their first Commander in Chief’s trophy since 1996. Maybe “Black” should be in quote marks because the team sported gleaming white head-to-toe “Pando Commando” uniforms honoring the 10th Mountain Division.
Did Army anticipate the swirling snowstorm that dominated the game or did they just get lucky? CBS television announcers joked about how hard it was for them to see the Army players on the field and Navy’s Blue Angels-inspired gear was probably visible from space against the snow-covered field.
It was a hard-fought contest with Navy having a shot to win on a field goal in the closing seconds, but junior Bennett Moehring missed a 48-yarder after Navy lost ten yards on two motion penalties on the final drive.
That’s two in a row for Army. Navy has to regroup and figure out what’s wrong after more than an decade of dominance in the rivalry.
What do you think? Did Army’s uniforms offer some kind of unfair advantage? Or should Navy fans just man up and admit that Army’s got their number now?