Greatest moments in Army vs. Navy history: Five games that have helped define this storied rivalry

Army and Navy will be the only two FBS programs in action on Saturday as the service academies square off in their annual rivalry showdown on CBS. The game represents a chance for Army (8-3) to reach nine wins for the second consecutive season and the fourth time in five seasons. For Navy (3-8), it marks a chance to salvage a disappointing season.

But more than anything, it’s bragging rights that are at stake. Army has won four of the last five in the series, which surely does not sit well with the Midshipmen. Army will retain physical possession the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, even with a loss. but if Navy pulls the upset, the three service academies would each be 1-1 against each other this season.

It should be a memorable afternoon as the teams square off at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. When these two teams play, it’s always about more than just football. But the on-field product rarely disappoints in what usually amounts to an old-school, run-heavy battle of wills between the Black Knights and Midsiphmen.

Here now is a look back at the most memorable matchups from this storied rivalry.

1. 1926: Army 21, Navy 21

Both teams were undefeated. Seen by 100,000 at Soldier Field. Considered by many to be one of the greatest college games in history.

The spectacle itself makes this game one of the most significant in the series as the teams played in front of more than 100,000 spectators at the dedication of Soldier Field, which was constructed as a memorial to those who died in World War One. But the stakes of the game — and the outcome — only add to the lore. Both were undefeated, and the right to claim a national title was at stake as they battled to a 21-21 tie. But since Army had already a tie on its schedule against…


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