Lavatai runs for 2 TDs, Navy's D dominates in win over Army
Quarterback Tai Lavatai ran for two touchdowns and Navy’s defense limited Army to 57 second-half yards in the second half in a 17-13 victory in a game played at the Meadowlands to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Army hosts Navy for 1st time in 77 years due to COVID-19
“There’s a chill that goes through you unlike any other game," Niumatalolo said. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in 77 years the game will be played at West Point’s venerable Michie Stadium. Navy (3-6) leads Army (7-2) 61-52-7 in the series, which started in 1890 when West Point cadet Dennis Michie accepted a challenge from Navy to play a football game. “There's so much history in both of these schools, so we're playing for so much more than just football," Army senior offensive lineman J.B. Hunter said. We're just going to hope that what we do is going to work.”Navy is unbeaten in three games at West Point and won the previous encounter 13-0 in 1943, when the great Glenn Davis was a plebe at West Point.
Military investigates possible white power signs flashed by students during Army-Navy telecast
Pregame festivities aired by ESPN showed cadets on both sides of the rivalry two West Point cadets and one Naval Academy midshipman making gestures as a camera focused on a sideline report from journalist Rece Davis. At least one of the gestures resembled a white supremacist symbol described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as "the thumb and forefinger joined together in a circle, the remaining three fingers splayed out behind." "West Point is looking into it and we do not know the intent of the cadets," said Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt, director of public affairs, in an email. Alana Garas of the Naval Academy said in an email, "We are aware and will be looking into it." Davis was doing a standup segment at Lincoln Financial Field when a cadet held up a flag that read "Go Army Beat Navy" and began laughing.cnbc.com