Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
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President Trump Will Attend This Year's Army-Navy Game

President Trump Will Attend This Year's Army-Navy Game

Zach Abey was stripped of the ball while dropping back on 4th-and-12, and Army recovered the fumble.

The Black Knights survived Navy's late bid to steal the game in the fourth quarter to win 17-7.

College football fans, military leaders and members of the Trump administration gathered in Philadelphia on Saturday for the 119th annual Army-Navy game.

The president will depart for Philadelphia later Saturday on route to Lincoln Financial Field, where the Black Knights are facing off against the Midshipmen.

It was the president's first visit to the game as commander-in-chief, though he had visited as president-elect in 2016 and made an appearance on CBS Sports. Last year's game had a combined three pass attempts and quarterbacks for each team are usually the leading rushers.


The Black Knights will face Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl on December 22.

Trump was the 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901.

Like previous commanders in chief, Trump was expected to switch sides at halftime in a show of impartiality.

The Midshipmen hope to avenge last year's loss and end Army's two-game winning streak. This will his first time visiting the rivalry game as president.

No. 22 Army (9-2) is in the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1996. Trump also announced that State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is his pick to replace Nikki Haley as the next US ambassador to the United Nations. James Risch, R-Idaho, who is in line to be the next chairman of the committee, flew to the game on Air Force One with his wife, Vicki. Sen.

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