PHILADELPHIA — Army missed a golden opportunity to strike first as the Black Knights drove to the Navy 30. The drive stalled though when Navy stuffed the Army running back on 3rd and 5. The Army kicker then missed a 47-yard field goal attempt wide right. The missed kick hurts Army in two ways; they lost a chance to take the first lead, and give Navy good field position on the 30.
Thus far, though, Army doesn’t look intimidated by the heavily favored Midshipmen. Army’s defense held Navy to a three-and-out on their first possession, bottling up Ricky Dobbs and Navy’s potent option attack.