Army Sprint Football won their 24th national championship after beating Navy in a rematch of their September 20th matchup.
In their first meeting, the Black Knights lost 14-7, this game would serve as sweet revenge for the Black Knights.
The Black Knights first three drives turned up empty, but the defense held the Mids to nine total yards on their first three drives.
On their fourth drive, Army running back Matthew Sauter punched it in the endzone from six yards out.
Army’s defense would continue to lock Navy’s offense down, holding them to 43 total yards of offense in the first half.
Navy’s defense would keep their team in the game, Army’s first three drives of the second half came up empty.
After an Army interception, the Midshipmen had their best chance of the game. They would march down the field before their offense stalled at the Army 36 yard line. They would line up for a field goal to try to make it a field goal game. The Navy holder would fumble the snap and it was picked up by Nate Hagg for the Black Knights.
Six plays later on a third and 11, QB Ryan Sullivan would find a wide-open Nitai Chun for a 56-yard touchdown to make it a 13-0 game with 5:07 left.
Army’s outstanding defense would put the game on ice, the Mids kept going backward, unable to get anything going.
Army would eventually kneel the ball to run out the clock and clinch the CSFL Championship.
The ? is coming home! pic.twitter.com/yW7m0Ownz4
— Army Sprint FB (@ArmyWP_SprintFB) November 9, 2019
The Army team was absolutely insane this year. The win capped off a 7-1 season that saw them outscore their opponents 275-62. The Army offense put up 45+ points three times and the defense allowed 20+ points once. After week one they never allowed more than 14 points in a game.
Congratulations to head coach Mark West and his players on this amazing accomplishment.