College Football

A look at the four previous Army-Navy games played in Baltimore

Saturday's 115th Army-Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium will be the fifth edition of the rivalry to be played in Baltimore. Our photo blog, The Darkroom, put together a post with images from all of those games.

Here's a quick glance at how those four games played out:


NOV. 29, 1924: ARMY 12, NAVY 0

A crowd of 80,000, including President Calvin Coolidge, jammed Municipal Stadium on an overcast day to watch the Cadets and their captain, Edgar Garbisch, sink Navy. Garbisch, a senior who'd played four years for Washington & Jefferson before attending West Point, drop-kicked four field goals (34, 44, 19 and 30 yards), recovered a fumble and had two of the Cadets' six interceptions. Army finished 5-1-2; Navy, 2-6.


DEC. 2, 1944: ARMY 23, NAVY 7

Late touchdown runs by All-Americans Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis led undefeated Army, the nation's No. 1 team, past No. 2 Navy. Though averaging 60 points a game, the Cadets led only 9-7 in the fourth quarter before pulling away in front of 70,000 bone-chilled fans. Many war veterans, a number of them on crutches, attended the game, which had been moved from Annapolis to Municipal Stadium two weeks earlier.

DEC. 2, 2000: NAVY 30, ARMY 28

Fifty-six years after they met here for the national championship, Army and Navy staggered in with a combined record of 1-19. In an exciting if error-filled contest, the Midshipmen — aided by two questionable calls by officials — withstood a furious rally by Army to win their first game of the season. Navy's Brian Broadwater passed for one touchdown and ran for another before a then-record crowd of 70,685 at what was then called PSINet Stadium (now M&T Bank Stadium).

DEC. 1, 2007: NAVY 38, ARMY 3

The 35-point victory gave Navy an unprecedented sixth straight win over Army (3-9). Reggie Campbell gained 227 total yards, including a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Joey Bullen kicked a 51-yard field goal, the second-longest in school history. An announced 70,610 at M&T Bank Stadium witnessed the fourth-most lopsided game in the series. Navy (8-4) advanced to the Poinsettia Bowl, where it lost to Utah.