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2017 Army-Navy Game liveblog

Football Zebras is covering America’s Game: the 118th matchup between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen. We will be reporting on the rules and the interpretations through the game here and on Twitter.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20176:17 pm

This was certainly an old-fashioned football game and a memorable one by both academies. Each quarterback attempted and completed only one pass, with a third pass on a receiver option being the only incomplete pass.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20176:04 pm

A touchdown signal … eventually …

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Rich Madrid Rich Madrid December 9, 20175:50 pm

Kickoff goes out of bounds, Navy ball at the Navy 35.

Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 9, 20175:44 pm

Replay gets some action when Army’s run takes the ball to the half yard line. The spot was confirmed as the runner stepped on the sideline before he was able to reach for the pylon.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20175:35 pm

Oh, my. I knew it was going to be hard to keep Rich neutral in the liveblog

Rich Madrid Rich Madrid December 9, 20175:25 pm

Army misses the field goal. They kick field goals like they shoot artillery, missing every damn time.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20175:05 pm

There are no specific rules in college for clearing the lines of snow on the field. In the NFL, the grounds crew cannot clear lines in front of the offense, except if the referee asks for the goal line to be cleared. Also, when they clear behind the offense, they cannot clear lines that might be a potential field goal placement.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20174:56 pm

The deep officials have to be ready to cover the goal line (wherever it is) without slipping when one of these runs breaks out.

Rich Madrid Rich Madrid December 9, 20174:53 pm

2nd half underway

Rich Madrid Rich Madrid December 9, 20174:30 pm

10-7 Navy at halftime

Rich Madrid Rich Madrid December 9, 20174:25 pm

Offsides on Army. Navy never draws teams offsides. Worked there.

Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 9, 20173:57 pm

The crew is working hard to keep dry footballs coming in frequently. On running plays (which has been exclusively what we’ve seen this game), this is primarily the job of the deep wing positions to bring in a new ball to the Umpire, who sends the old ball out through the short wings.

Rich Madrid Rich Madrid December 9, 20173:55 pm

Holding on Navy was an interesting call. Didn’t see the helmet grab as the announcer reported. If he did grab the helmet, should’ve been a facemask penalty.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20172:36 pm

Today’s officials are from the American Athletic Conference.

R Charles Lamertina
U Ken Huffhines
C Mark Mobra
H Brian Perry
L Stephen Ray
B Mike Griffith
F Rick Santilli
S Bruce Williams
Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20172:24 pm

54 years ago, CBS Sports director Tony Verna used instant replay for the first time in the Army-Navy Game.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20172:20 pm

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20172:20 pm

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20172:19 pm

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 9, 20172:16 pm

Uniforms for today’s game


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