Air attack — well, almost


President Obama, center, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, and Vice President Joe Biden, left of Obama, walk to 50-yard line for the coin toss at FedEx Field. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

If you’re tuning in late, a quick recap: Yes, President Obama is in attendance at FedEx Field. And no, he didn’t sign an executive order banning the forward pass.

Army tried one in the first quarter, with Trent Steelman throwing wildly to the opposite side of the field after faking a more-traditional option. Navy’s first real attempt went better, mostly because QB Kriss Proctor never bothered throwing the ball.

Proctor dropped back early in the second quarter, took his time surveying his options, then did what he’s more accustomed to doing — tucking the ball and running. Behind the right side of his offensive line — led by standout senior guard John Dowd — the senior broke free for a 32-yard scamper to the Army 23-yard-line.

Then, back to the ground. Fullback Alexander Teich rumbled around that same right side for a 10-yard score, and the extra point made it 14-0 Mids.


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