Navy Dominates Army 31-7 Ending 3 Game Losing Streak


The 23rd ranked US Naval Academy Football team ended an historic three game win streak by Army West Point with a dominating 31-7 win.

Army faced a stifling defensive performance by the Midshipmen alongside a record-setting offensive output by Senior Quarterback Malcolm Perry who rushed for an Army/Navy game record of 304 yards.  Perry had 29 carries and 2 touchdowns while breaking several Naval Academy records. His total rushing yards this season were 1,900, passing former Navy great Napoleon McCallum who previously held the record of 1,587 in 1983.

President Donald Trump was in attendance for the 3rd time during his Presidency including attendance as President-Elect in 2016.  He tossed a ceremonial coin celebrating the 120th edition of the Army/Navy Game prior to the game.  The President spent the first half on the Army sideline while spending the remainder of the game on the Naval Academy sideline.

In addition, prior to the game President Trump signed an executive order which will allow players attending both academies to pursue a career in pro football after they fulfill their required 4-year commitment to the US Military.

With this win Navy captured the Commander-In-Chief Trophy for the 16th time since the trophy was commissioned to the winning academy beginning in 1979. This was Navy’s first victory over Army since 2015 and their 10th win of the season.

Army finished the season with a mediocre and disappointing total of 5 wins failing to follow up on a 10-win campaign last season.

As a result of their historic season Navy will face the 8-4 Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference in the Liberty Bowl on New Year’s Eve.  This will be Navy’s first appearance in the Liberty Bowl since 1981 when they dropped a thriller 31-28 to Ohio State. The 60th annual Liberty Bowl will air on ESPN at 3:45 on New Year’s Eve.

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Chaz Packan is a life-long Frederick County Resident who graduated from Linganore High School in 2010. He completed senior year work study with the Frederick Keys the local Orioles High-A Affiliate as well as contributing to the Linganore student newspaper The Lance. He was with the Keys from February 2010 to September 2016. While there he contributed to the Keys GameDay program conducting player interviews as well as writing GameDay features. Chaz completed studies at Frederick Community College obtaining an AA in Communications while at FCC, Chaz received an excellence in journalism award from his journalism professor for his contributions to the FCC student newspaper The Commuter. After completing his associates at FCC, Chaz started his own Facebook Live sports program called SportsTalk with Chaz which he did from his home from 2016 to 2017 interviewing several local sports personalities including Frank Herzog, Brenda Frese, Rob Ambrose and ESPN NFL Analyst Anita Marks. Recently, Chaz worked for local Republican Frederick County State Delegate Dan Cox in Annapolis as a Legislative Aide during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions. Chaz will be a regular contributor to the Tentacle touching on local and regional sports as well as his interest in the political process both locally and nationally touching on the issues from a conservative point of view. Tentacle Readers will enjoy Chaz’s depth of knowledge on the subjects he shares a passion for.