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Army beats Navy to end 14-year losing streak in series

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw (17) celebrates his touchdown with teammates in the second half of the Army-Navy game in Baltimore. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)
Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw (17) celebrates his touchdown with teammates in the second half of the Army-Navy game in Baltimore. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)
By David Ginsburg Associated Press

BALTIMORE – The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.

No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year.

At long last, The Streak is over.

Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday.

The Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give Army the win it had been waiting for since 2001.

The Black Knights’ 14-game losing streak was the longest by either academy in a series that began in 1890. Army (7-5) now trails 60-50-7 in one of the nation’s historic rivalries.

Navy (9-4) had only one week to prepare with a new quarterback, sophomore Zach Abey, who was making his first college start. Abey took over Will Worth, who broke his foot against Temple.

Abey ran for TDs but passed for only 89 yards and was intercepted twice.

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