President Donald Trump's appearance at the 120th Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia received a roaring response from the Midshipmen and Cadets. The Navy quarterback dominated today's affair as he led the No. 23 Midshipmen to a 31-7 win over Army, ending the three-game losing streak to its rival.
Perry, the game's MVP, had big runs all game long for Navy as he broke record after record in the Army-Navy Game. Army hates Baby Yoda1.
Fullback Jamale Carothers, who saw no touches the first month of the season but has emerged as one of Navy's top offensive weapons, added rushing and receiving touchdowns to key the win. The drive totaled 78 yards on 18 plays, and chewed up almost 11 minutes of clock. The Midshipmen will take on Kansas State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on December 31 in Memphis, TN. Compare that to Navy, which ran only four plays for eight yards in the first quarter and finished the day with 396 total yards. No head coach has won more bowl games at Navy. Army managed only 74 yards of offense in the final three quarters.
Trump was in very high spirits as he met with players in the locker room ahead of the game, before he took to the field to partake in the coin toss.
Trump visited both locker rooms before the game's opening ceremonies began, shaking hands with players and boasting about a new rule he instituted that will allow service academy athletes to pursue professional sports careers before they serve their required stints in the military. "And everybody is thrilled". At center left is Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. Prior to the order, members of the military had to fulfill their service requirement before going pro.