(Associated Press)If Army's losing streak against Navy didn't end this year, then when will it?
Senior Army quarterback Trent Steelman sat heartbroken on the bench after the Black Knights fumbled with a little more than a minute to go, giving away their last chance to beat Navy. He sobbed on the bench and kept sobbing through the traditional singing of the alma maters, as teammates and even Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo tried to console him.
We all got to see Steelman's raw realization he would never beat Navy, and it was also apparent he understood how close Army came to breaking its long losing streak to its rival.
This Army team was supposed to have a chance breaking the streak, with Steelman and a good supporting cast. The Black Knights didn't play that well during the season, going 2-9 before Saturday, but did play well against Navy. They had lost 10 in a row to Navy, the longest streak in the rivalry's history, and most of those games weren't close. But here the Black Knights were, leading in the fourth quarter. Later, they were driving in the final minutes with a chance to win.
Most of Army's previous 10 losses in a row to Navy were blowouts. This one was just cruel.
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