No. 22 Army wins third straight game over Navy
Army recovered two fumbles in the fourth quarter, Kelvin Hopkins
Jr. had two rushing touchdowns and the 22ndranked Black Knights beat Navy 17-10 on Saturday in Philadelphia to win their third straight game in the series.
Army (10-2) retained the Commander-inchief’s Trophy – awarded to the team with the best record in games among the three service academies – after winning it for the first time in 22 years last season. It snuffed a late Navy (3-10) rally to retain possession of the patriotic prize.
With Navy down 10-7, quarterback Zach Abey lost a fumble on fourthand-12 deep in its own territory. Hopkins scored on a 1-yard run to make it 17-7 and give Army the cushion it needed.
West Virginia: Quarterback Will Grier won’t play for the 15th-ranked Mountaineers in the Camping World Bowl against No. 17 Syracuse, instead focusing on preparation for the
NFL draft. Grier announced his decision Saturday in a statement released by the school.
The senior joins about a dozen high-profile college players who already have announced they will skip their team’s bowl games. The list includes Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver, LSU cornerback Greedy Williams, Arizona State receiver N’keal Harry and Michigan defensive tackle Rashan Gary.
Tua Tagovailoa (high ankle sprain) was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony. Tagovailoa was one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
No. 1 Alabama plays
No. 4 Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff semifinal Dec. 29.
Ohio State: Brian Hartline has been promoted to permanent receivers coach. Hartline, a former Buckeyes player and NFL veteran, was made interim coach when Zach Smith was fired in July because of domestic abuse allegations.
Auburn: Freshman running back Asa Martin said on Twitter he plans to transfer but didn’t indicate any possible destinations. He carried 13 times for 57 yards in five games – one too many to qualify for a redshirt year. North Dakota State 35, Colgate 0: Easton Stick threw for three touchdowns, Bruce Anderson ran for 124 yards with a touchdown and top-seeded North Dakota State advanced to the FCS semifinals for the eighth straight year with a win over eighth-seeded Colgate. Stick was 14 of 19 for 205 yards as the Bison (13-0) piled up 443 yards against the Raiders (10-2) en route to their 19th straight win.
South Dakota State 27, Kennesaw State 17: Taryn Christion threw for one touchdown and ran for another – with 2:22 to play – and the fifth-seeded Jackrabbits (10-2) held off the fourth-seeded Owls (11-2) in Kennesaw, Ga. SDSU will visit top-ranked North Dakota State, the reigning national champion, next Saturday. Eastern Washington 34, UC Davis 29: Eric Barriere accounted for four touchdowns, and Sam Mcpherson scored on a 35-yard run with 26 seconds left to lift the thirdseeded Eagles (11-2) over the No. 6 Aggies (10-3) in Cheney, Wash. Eastern will host No. 7 Maine, which knocked off No. 2 Weber State on Friday.