Army vs. Navy (Navy Athletics)

Unfit To Tie

  • Army

  • Navy


Nov. 27, 1948: Can a tie rank among the most painful outcomes of all time? This one can. Army, which had won national titles in '44, '45 and '46, was undefeated yet again. Navy was winless and punchless. The Middies had not scored more than 14 points in a game all season and had been shut out their two previous contests. Yet they battled back from a 14-7 deficit, tying the game at 14 and again at 21, and then stopping a late Army drive. This shocking draw would be the only blemish on Army's record across a two-year, 17-0-1 span.