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Army 17, Navy 14

Philadelphia (81,091)

78th meeting

Army's first winning season since 1972

Summary[]

1st Quarter

ARMY: Leamon Hall 1 yard run (Castelli kick)

2nd Quarter

ARMY: Castelli 21 yard field goal...Army's first two scores were set up by LB John Hilliard INTs

NAVY: WB John Kurowski 18 yard pass from Bob Leszczynski (Tata kick)

ARMY: Greg King 1 yard run (Castelli kick), 1:09

3rd Quarter

NAVY: Joe Gattuso Jr. 2 yard run (Tata kick)...after 26-yd PR by Mike Gelpin, moved 29 yds in seven plays

late in quarter, NAVY at ARMY 23 but Leszczynski fumbles on option play

4th Quarter

No Scoring

final NAVY threat ended at 1:07 when halfback option pass by Gattuso on fourth down at Army 9 fell incomplete in the end zone

References[]

  • "Cadets Hold off Middies." Palm Beach Post. 27 Nov 1977.
  • Eugene Register-Guard. 27 Nov 1977.
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