Army-Navy Game 2011: Midshipmen Defeat Black Knights, 27-21

Navy has won last nine meetings between service academies

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Army Vs. Navy 2011 Final Score: Midshipmen Defeat Black Knights 27-21

The Army Black Knights fell to 3-9 on the the season and 0-7 on the road today when they lost to long-time rival, the 5-7 Navy Midshipmen by a final score of 27-21. Dating back to 2001, when Army won their last game against Navy, Navy has now won 10 consecutive meetings with the Black Knights. The all-time series is now 53-49 in favor of Navy.

In a battle between two notorious run-first teams, Navy was able to win the game by completing only a single pass for 13 yards. Quarterback Kriss Procter only attempted three passes. For Army, quarterback Trent Steelman finished four of eight for 77 yards and touchdown. 

Both teams got it done on the ground, as usual. Navy rushed for 296 yards on 66 attempts, and Army rushed for 298 yards on 50 carries. 

Army had three turnovers, Navy only had two. Army's last turnover was costly. They had the possession of the ball down only three with 12 minutes remaining when Procter fumbled the ball, gave it right back to Navy which kicked its second consecutive field goal, stretching the lead to six. There was no scoring from that point on.

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Army Vs. Navy 2011: Game Tied at 21 After Three Quarters

Navy quarterback Kriss Procter rushed for his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter, which was matched by the game's first passing touchdown – a 25 yard pass from Army quarterback Trent Steelman to running back Malcom Brown, who also scored his second touchdown of the game.

Through three quarters there's been a total of six pass attempts by both teams combined. Steelman of Army is two of four for 35 yards and touchdown, and Navy quarterback Kriss Procter is one for two for 13 yards.

Both teams are notorious for their run-first attack and have not disappointed thus far. Army has 260 rushing yards on 39 carries and Navy has 253 rushing yards on 51 attempts. 

Both teams have two turnovers via fumble. Army has four penalties for 40 yards and Navy's committed zero penalties. 

The fourth quarter of the game can be see on CBS. Navy will start the final period with possession of the football.

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Army Vs. Navy 2011: Game Tied 14-14 At Halftime

The 3-8 Army Black Knights found themselves trailing the Navy Midshipmen 14-0 late in the second quarter, and looked well on their way to another loss to the Midshipmen, who haven't lost this rivalry game since 2001. However; in the final 3:34 of the second quarter the Black Knights scored two touchdowns to knot the game at 14 going into the locker room.

No surprise coming from two of the most notorious run-first teams in the country, there has only been two pass attempts in the first half of this rivalry – both coming from Army quarterback Trent Steelman, who is 1-2 for 10 yards. The rest of the yards for both teams have been racked up on the ground – 129 on 33 carries for Navy and 201 for 32 carries. 

The four touchdowns in the game have been scored by four different players, all on rushing attempts – one each from: Kris Proctor, Alexander Teich, Trent Steelman and Malcom Brown. 

Army has turned the ball over twice on fumbles, compared to Navy's one turnover.

The second half game of the game can be seen on CBS. Navy will receive the kickoff to begin the third quarter.

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Army Vs. Navy 2011: Midshipmen Lead 7-0 After One Quarter

In the 112th meeting between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights, the 4-7 Midshipmen lead the 3-8 Black Knights by a touchdown after a quarter of play. Despite similar records and the long-standing rivalry the score should come as no surprise to anyone since Navy entered the day as seven-point favorites and haven't lost to their rivals since 2001.

It should also come as no surprise that there has yet to be a passing completion during this game. Both teams are known for their running game, and both average 300-plus yards on the ground per contest.

Through one there's only been on pass attempt – by Trent Steelman of Army. Army has 80 yards rushing on 16 carries. Navy has 84 yards on the ground, on 19 carries. The only score of the game came via the ground, in the form of a four yard rumble by Navy running back Kriss Proctor

The remainder of the game can be seen on CBS. Army began the second quarter with possession of the football.

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Army-Navy Game 2011 Preview: Black Knights Look To Snap Losing Streak As Seven-Point Underdogs To Midshipmen

One of college football’s oldest rivalries takes place on Saturday afternoon when the Army Black Knights take on the Navy Midshipmen at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, live on CBS at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Unfortunately neither team sports a winning record heading into this weekend's match-up (Army is 3-8, Navy 4-7), but when it comes to playing against each other, the Midshipmen have managed to sink the Black Knights in nine consecutive pairings.

It should come as no surprise then, to learn that Army is getting seven points (+7) in the spread and is +230 in the moneyline with an over/under of 58.

Here's how the teams match up:

The game pits Navy's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 29.9 PPG, against a Black Knights defense that ranks No. 74 this week at 28.4 PPG. The Midshipmen aerial game is averaging 92.4 yards per game, less than the Black Knights secondary allows through the air, 178.1 YPG per game. Defensively, the Black Knights feature the league's No. 113-rated road run defense, allowing 245 yards per game. Navy, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

Army is coming off its third straight loss, a 42-14 shellacking to the Temple Owls in Philadelphia. Navy didn't fare much better, dropping a 27-24 nail-biter on the road against the San Jose St. Spartans.

Neither team has been lighting up the division, but that hasn't stopped this from becoming, once again, "America's Game."

For more on the Army-Navy Game keep it locked into our StoryStream. More odds and betting lines for NCAA action at Odds Shark.

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