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Another Year, and Another Navy Victory Over Army

  • Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Army's Trent Steelman salutes after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army's Trent Steelman salutes after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Army's Trent Steelman salutes after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army's Trent Steelman salutes after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Shawn Lynch, right, pulls in a pass as Army's Josh Jackson chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Shawn Lynch, right, pulls in a pass as Army's Josh Jackson chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Shawn Lynch, right, pulls in a pass as Army's Josh Jackson chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Shawn Lynch, right, pulls in a pass as Army's Josh Jackson chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Army's Trent Steelman, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Navy's Wave Ryder, right, as Malcolm Brown, center, celebrates during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army's Trent Steelman, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Navy's Wave Ryder, right, as Malcolm Brown, center, celebrates during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Army's Trent Steelman, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Navy's Wave Ryder, right, as Malcolm Brown, center, celebrates during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army's Trent Steelman, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Navy's Wave Ryder, right, as Malcolm Brown, center, celebrates during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Noah Copeland, from left, Ryan Paulson and Brandon Turner celebrate after Copeland's rushing touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Noah Copeland, from left, Ryan Paulson and Brandon Turner celebrate after Copeland's rushing touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Noah Copeland, from left, Ryan Paulson and Brandon Turner celebrate after Copeland's rushing touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Noah Copeland, from left, Ryan Paulson and Brandon Turner celebrate after Copeland's rushing touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Vice President Joe Biden, center, greets Navy's Brye French before the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Vice President Joe Biden, center, greets Navy's Brye French before the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Vice President Joe Biden, center, greets Navy's Brye French before the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Vice President Joe Biden, center, greets Navy's Brye French before the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo meets with players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo meets with players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo meets with players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo meets with players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Army Cadets Katherine Deaton, left, atop Ranger 3 and Nels Estvold atop Stryker wait for the start an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Army Cadets Katherine Deaton, left, atop Ranger 3 and Nels Estvold atop Stryker wait for the start an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Army Cadets Katherine Deaton, left, atop Ranger 3 and Nels Estvold atop Stryker wait for the start an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Army Cadets Katherine Deaton, left, atop Ranger 3 and Nels Estvold atop Stryker wait for the start an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Army Cadets cheer and hold an image Vice President Joe Biden during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army Cadets cheer and hold an image Vice President Joe Biden during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Army Cadets cheer and hold an image Vice President Joe Biden during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army Cadets cheer and hold an image Vice President Joe Biden during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy Midshipmen cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy Midshipmen cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy Midshipmen cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Navy Midshipmen cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Army Cadets cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army Cadets cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Army Cadets cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Army Cadets cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Army's Trent Steelman salutes after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Army's Trent Steelman salutes after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Shawn Lynch, right, pulls in a pass as Army's Josh Jackson chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Shawn Lynch, right, pulls in a pass as Army's Josh Jackson chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Army's Trent Steelman, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Navy's Wave Ryder, right, as Malcolm Brown, center, celebrates during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Army's Trent Steelman, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Navy's Wave Ryder, right, as Malcolm Brown, center, celebrates during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Noah Copeland, from left, Ryan Paulson and Brandon Turner celebrate after Copeland's rushing touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Noah Copeland, from left, Ryan Paulson and Brandon Turner celebrate after Copeland's rushing touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy's Matt Aiken, left, is upended on a tackle by Army's Josh Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Vice President Joe Biden, center, greets Navy's Brye French before the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Vice President Joe Biden, center, greets Navy's Brye French before the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo meets with players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo meets with players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Army Cadets Katherine Deaton, left, atop Ranger 3 and Nels Estvold atop Stryker wait for the start an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Army Cadets Katherine Deaton, left, atop Ranger 3 and Nels Estvold atop Stryker wait for the start an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Army Cadets cheer and hold an image Vice President Joe Biden during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Army Cadets cheer and hold an image Vice President Joe Biden during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy Midshipmen cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Navy Midshipmen cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Army Cadets cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Army Cadets cheer before the kickoff of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia — Keenan Reynolds extended Navy’s dominance against Army, scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter in a 17-13 victory in the 113th rivalry game yesterday.

Navy (8-4) beat Army for the 11th straight time and won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, awarded to the team with the best record in games among the three service academies. Army and Navy each beat Air Force, putting the prestigious trophy up for grabs in the regular-season finale for the first time since 2005.

Army (2-10) hasn’t hoisted the CIC trophy since 1996.

The Black Knights came close, but Navy recovered a late fumble, and Reynolds’ 8-yard rushing score made it 17-13.

In front of 69,607 fans and Vice President Joe Biden at Lincoln Financial Field, Navy caught a break when Army missed a late field goal attempt.

Reynolds quickly found Ejay Turner down the sideline for a 49-yard gain. Reynolds then escaped a rush and followed with the 8-yard touchdown run with 4:41 left in the game.

Unlike previous game over the last decade, the Black Knights were in this one until the final drive. Army had driven to the 14 when fullback Larry Dixon fumbled on a sloppy exchange. Navy recovered and the Midshipmen went wild and rushed the field.

The CIC trophy was coming back to the Naval Academy for a record 13th time after a two-year stint at Air Force. Before Navy started its 11-game winning streak, the longest one in the series, started in 1890, was only five games for either team.

The Midshipmen gathered at midfield and posed with the trophy while their classmates in the stands celebrated the win.

Late in the third, Army’s James Kelly stripped the ball and linebacker Alex Meier recovered to give the Black Knights the ball at Navy’s 37. Eric Osteen kicked a 21-yard field goal 10 plays later for a 13-10 lead.

Osteen, however, was wide left on a 37-yard attempt with 6:57 left in the game. Navy made tem pay on Reynolds’ score.

Navy not only won 10 straight, but pretty much dominated the Black Knights, winning games in 2007 and 2008 by a combined 74-3 score.

Navy’s 27-21 win last season was the tightest margin since the winning streak started. Last year was just a start at nudging closer toward ending the winning streak.

After a scoreless first quarter, Army and Navy swapped rushing TDs in the second. Navy fullback Noah Copeland plowed straight up the middle for a 12-yard score.

Trent Steelman matched him with an 11-yarder for his program-tying 17th TD run of the season, then saluted the cadets after the score.

Carlton Jones had 17 rushing touchdowns in 2004.

Nick Sloan put Navy up 10-7 with a 31-yard field goal.

Then came the ugly — yet, so sweet — kick for Army that send the game into halftime tied at 10. Navy twice tried to freeze Osteen with consecutive timeouts. They didn’t work. There was a high snap, a line drive kick, a glance off the upright and — good! Osteen’s 41-yarder as time expired had the cadets rocking the Linc and put a potential upset firmly in sight for Army.

Instead, it was just the latest loss for the Black Knights.

With cadets and midshipmen standing, bouncing and cheering under gloomy skies, it was clear how much the centuries-old rivalry means to both sides.

Biden handed off coin flipping duties to a referee before the game and made the traditional switch from the Navy side to the Army side at halftime. Team highlights were played to Gonna Fly Now. Billed as “America’s Game,” the hours before kickoff were highlighted by the Army Corps of Cadets and the Brigade of Midshipmen march onto the field. The cadet glee club performed the national anthem.

Cadets even brought one of those oversized goofy cutouts of Biden’s head to show off during the game.

There were reminders all around the Linc, full and with a festive vibe for a rare time this football season, that this was no ordinary game. Forget the kiss cam during timeouts. Purple Hearts and Distinguished Service Cross awards were presented.

Low clouds wiped out the parachute jumps.

The Midshipmen played with “Rafi” stickers on the back of their helmets as a salute to injured third-string quarterback Ralph Montalvo. Montalvo remained in a medically-induced coma after he was critically injured in a car accident near his home last on Thanksgiving night.

Montalvo was scheduled to travel to Philadelphia and dress for the Army-Navy game before the accident. The Naval Academy had shipped his game jersey to his parents and it will be waiting for him.