Only one game remains in the 2019 college football regular season: The Army-Navy Game.
The Midshipmen enter this game at 9-2 and as 11.5-point favorites over the 5-7 Black Knights team, but you can throw the records out when these two teams meet. Army has won this rivalry in each of the last three seasons by an average margin of four points per game. That came after a 14-year win streak by Navy.
Both these teams run the triple-option, which should result in shorter overall game time and tons of rushing yards. Navy (360.8 rushing yards per game) and Army (311.7 rypg) have the nation’s first- and second-ranked rush offenses, respectively, but don’t be surprised if either team tries to catch the other off guard with a well-timed long pass attempt.
Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry has completed 43 of 79 attempts this season for 1,027 yards and six touchdowns to three interceptions. Army quarterback Christian Anderson, meanwhile, will be making his first start, ever, in this game.
Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights from the 2019 Army-Navy Game:
Army vs. Navy score
Army vs. Navy scoring plays
(0:27) — Army quarterback Christian Anderson 5-yard touchdown run (7-0 Army)
(13:34) — Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry 55-yard touchdown run (7-7)
(0:06) — Navy receiver Chance Warren 1-yard touchdown pass to fullback Jamale Carothers (14-7 Navy)
Army vs. Navy live updates, highlights
Third quarter: Navy 14, Army 7
5 p.m.: And now Perry takes the option out to the left. He takes it 32 yards, all the way to the Army 18-yard line.
4:58 p.m.: Perry fakes the handoff, follows Carothers as his blocker then takes it 11 yards.
4:57 p.m.: Carothers rushes for 9 yards up the gut for a first down out to the 39-yard line.
4:56 p.m.: Army defensive lineman Rod Stoddard is called for encroachment, the first penalty of the game.
4:56 p.m.: Navy takes over at its 25.
Halftime: Navy 14, Army 7
4:37 p.m.: First-half stats:
Army-Navy 2019 first-half stats1
4:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NAVY. And now the Midshipmen break out the “Philly Special.” Perry goes left, flips the reverse to receiver Chance Warren, who throws an absolute duck to Carothers for the touchdown with just 6 seconds remaining. What a gutsy call to make it 14-7 Navy.
4:30 p.m.: And now Army coach Jeff Monken calls timeout. Will they review the spot?
4:28 p.m.: Perry scrambles right and gets the first down out of bounds. Navy is called out at the 1-yard line with 13 seconds remaining, no timeouts.
4:23 p.m.: Another big play by Perry! He drops back to pass, doesn’t see anything he likes and scrambles 44 yards by following his blocks — and getting another fantastic juke. Navy has it at Army’s 17.
4:22 p.m.: Perry gets the first down off the zone read. Midshipmen have the ball at their own 39 with 1:30 remaining to get in scoring distance.
4:19 p.m.: Navy takes a timeout with 1:49 remaining.
4:17 p.m.: Carothers runs for gains of 6 and 7 yards for a first down out to the Navy 24. The clock is ticking down under three minutes.
4:13 p.m.: Jacob Springer, listed as a striker, smacks Anderson in the backfield for a 2-yard loss. Navy will get the ball back at its 9 with 4:42 remaining in the half.
4:12 p.m.: Army takes over at its 49. Two plays later they face third-and-6 from the Navy 47.
4:07 p.m: Perry keeps it all the way, but that’s only for 1 yard. Midshipmen face fourth-and-1 and elect to punt at their 23.
4:02 p.m.: Perry runs right, reverses field and runs up the gut for what is called a first down on the field.
3:57 p.m.: The ensuing Army punt is downed at the 3-yard line.
3:57 p.m.: Army tries to stretch the defense left, but some great pursuit by Elijah Boyd and Fabrice Voyne keeps the Black Knights well short of the first down.
3:54 p.m.: Army takes over at its 25. Anderson rolls right to throw and scrambles for 7 yards.
3:49 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NAVY. It only takes Navy four plays to traverse 75 yards, and they all came from Perry. After getting sacked for a loss of a yard, he runs for gains of 15, 5 and 55 yards, the last for a touchdown. That was some excellent vision and juking ability to make it 7-7.
3:48 p.m.: Perry fakes the handoff and takes it up the gut 15 yards for Navy’s first first down of the game.
First quarter: Army 7, Navy 0
3:42 p.m.: Navy takes over at its 25 with time enough probably for one more play this quarter.
3:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ARMY. Anderson fakes the handoff, runs counter right right and allows his blocks to manifest for a 5-yard touchdown run. That caps an 18-play, 78-yard drive that took 10:41 off the clock. It’s 7-0 Army.
3:35 p.m.: Sandon McCoy gets the first down on the dive to the 10-yard line. First-and-goal upcoming.
3:34 p.m.: Anderson rolls left, fakes the pitch and stumbles to a first down. Looks like Army (four first downs this drive) will have a new set of downs at the 22-yard line.
3:30 p.m.: The call is confirmed on the field. The Black Knights get another set of downs. Two plays later, Anderson hits Camden Harrison for a big gain on second-and-12 to make it a manageable third-and-2.
3:27 p.m.: It’s called first down, but the booth will review.
3:26 p.m.: Army going for it on fourth-and-1 … and it’s going to be close. Either turnover on downs or a fresh set of downs at the Navy 45.
3:24 p.m.: And we have the first big play of the game! Anderson keeps it left and takes it 21 yards out to the Army 45-yard line.
3:20 p.m.: And linebacker Arik Smith hammers Jamale Carothers short of the line to gain. Another three-and-out.
3:18 p.m.: Perry rolls left to throw, but he brings the ball down and rushes for 2 yards. Already doing better than Army.
3:16 p.m.: Three plays, negative-5 yards. Anderson is sacked on third-and-11. The Midshipmen will take over at their 32.
3:15 p.m.: Army fields the kickoff and takes it out to the 24 before getting walloped. Here we go.
3:11 p.m.: Navy has won the test and elected to defer. The Black Knights will receive.
3:10 p.m.: Indeed.