Printed on: December 09, 2012

Midshipmen edge Cadets in annual Army-Navy game


PHILADELPHIA -- Navy can hook an anchor to the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy and bring it to Annapolis.

Keenan Reynolds ex-tended Navy's dominance against Army, scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter in a 17-13 victory in the 113th rivalry game Saturday.

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.

"It means everything," Navy coach Ken Nium-atalolo said. "That's our No. 1 goal, to get the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy."

Army (2-10) hasn't hoisted the CIC trophy since 1996. The Midshipmen now lead the series 57-49-7.

Around the FCS

Eastern Washington 51, Illinois State 35: At Cheney, Wash., Kyle Padron threw a school-record-tying six touchdown passes, including two to Brandon Kaufman on back-to-back plays early in the third quarter, to lift second-seeded Eastern Washington to win over Illinois State in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

N. Dakota St. 14, Wofford 7: At Fargo, N.D., Grant Olson set a school record with 29 tackles and North Dakota State rode its top-rated defense to a hard-fought victory over Wofford in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The defending FCS champion Bison (12-1) forced two turnovers, blocked a field goal and did not allow an offensive touchdown.

Georgia Southern 49, Old Dominion 35: At Norfolk, Va., Dominique Swope ran 12 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 remaining, and Georgia Southern's defense helped erase a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter and beat Old Dominion in the FCS quarterfinals.