Sunday, 26 May, 2019

President Trump to Officiate the Coin Toss at Army-Navy Game

NCAA Football Army at Navy Trump flips coin at Army-Navy game
Cary Erickson | 09 December, 2018, 03:00

Army had the corps bouncing in front of the president and kept the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. But Navy has the biggest winning streak between the two with fourteen wins from 2002 to 2015. Zach Abey was stripped of the ball while dropping back on 4th-and-12, and Army recovered the fumble.

The president will depart for Philadelphia later Saturday on route to Lincoln Financial Field, where the Black Knights are facing off against the Midshipmen.


While it took officials forever to figure out what to do, they eventually chose to re-spot the ball and brought the chains out on the field to determine that the Black Knights were about a foot short of a first down, giving Navy the ball with 14:30 remaining in the quarter. Last year's game had a combined three pass attempts and quarterbacks for each team are usually the leading rushers. Trump and Mattis both received loud cheers and applause from members of the two armed services.

Like previous commanders in chief, Trump's expected to switch sides at halftime in a show of impartiality. This will his first time visiting the rivalry game as president. Earlier in the day, Trump announced his current chief of staff, John Kelly, would be leaving his position at the end of the year. Trump also went to the 2016 game when he was president-elect.

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The game kicked off with a coin toss performed by President Donald Trump, which landed in favor of the Navy.

The win means Army (10-2) has won three-straight over Navy for the first time since the 1990s. Trump shook hands with the captains for the Black Knights and Midshipmen afterward and then joined the Navy side to kick off the game.

The series began in 1890, and Navy leads 60-51-7.

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