Army-Navy game score, updates, highlights from Black Knights' 2023 win vs. Midshipmen

The 124th edition of the Army-Navy matchup delivered precisely what it promised in 2023: a tenacious, hard-nosed football game culminating in a suspenseful finish.

A goal-line stand in the dying seconds of the game clinched a 17-11 Army victory and the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the Black Knights. The win came on the shoulders of quarterback Bryson Daily's 27 carries times for 84 yards. He also added one passing touchdown to senior running back Tyson Riley.

The Navy offense struggled for much of the first three quarters, but found a rhythm after trailing 17-3 late in the fourth quarter: The Midshipmen put up a touchdown drive in two minutes to pull them back in the game. Quarterback Tai Lavatai came in off the bench and loosened the Army defense with his ability to pass the ball, but came up just a yard short on the final quarterback sneak.

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The Black Knights will celebrate as they clinch not only a .500 record for the 2023 college football season, but also a sixth win in eight seasons in the storied rivalry. Meanwhile, Navy suffered its fourth straight season with a losing record since going 11-2 in 2019.

Check out all the updates, scores and highlights from the 2023 Army-Navy game:

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Army vs. Navy updates, highlights

Final: Army 17, Navy 11

6:33 p.m.: Daily surrenders a safety to seal the game for the Army as the clock shows all zeroes.

6:32 p.m.: A lengthy replay review confirms Lavatai was short of the goal line. Army will get the ball back with a first down on its own 1-yard line.

6:28 p.m.: Lavatai is short of the goal line on fourth-and-goal as Navy tries the quarterback sneak. Huge goal-line stand by Army.

6:27 p.m.: On third-and-goal, Lavatai hits Tecza, who is down around the 1-yard line.

6:26 p.m.: First-and-goal from the 6-yard line, but Lavatai throws high and away to stop the clock.

6:25 p.m.: Umbarger again connects with Lavatai for a first down as Navy is in the red zone.

6:24 p.m.: Lavatai picks up 9 yards on the first play as the clock winds down. He then Heidenreich finds for a 28-yard pickup.

6:22 p.m.: Army punts the ball away, but only gains around 11 yards on the punt. Navy will get the ball back, but has no timeouts.

6:21 p.m.: Daily is pushed forward as he runs up the middle for an 8-yard gain. Those penalties could come back to haunt Army here. Fourth-and-3 inside Navy territory, where a conversion would likely seal the game.

6:18 p.m.: Udoh gets some of the yardage back with a 7-yard run. Navy takes its second timeout to stop the clock.

6:17 p.m.: Back-to-back penalties makes it a first-and-20 for Army.

6:16 p.m.: Army recovers the onside kick as Noah Short rallied the ball in.

Touchdown, Navy: Black Knights 17, Navy 9

6:14 p.m.: Umbarger caps off a good drive with a touchdown after running a hitch route and getting into the end zone. Navy go for the 2-point conversion but cannot convert, making it an eight-point game.

6:12 p.m.: Back-to-back catches by Umbarger moves Navy into the red zone with the game on the line.

6:11 p.m.: Huge fourth-down conversion for Navy as Lavatai finds Chatman.

6:09 p.m.: Lavatai and Navy go into hurry-up offense with under five minutes remaining. Lavatai takes three massive hits on third down for a major loss of yards.

Touchdown, Army: Black Knights 17, Midshipmen 3

6:06 p.m.: On third down, Army sophomore linebacker Kalib Fortner strips Lavatai of the football and returns it for 44-yards to put Army up by 14 points.

6:05 p.m.: Lavatai slides forward to set up third-and-short.

6:03 p.m.: Lavatai has the second-longest play of the game for the Midshipmen with a 20-yard completion to Eli Heidenreich.

6:02 p.m.: Lavatai's pass goes awry on second down and a big third down is coming up for Navy as they need to score on this possession.

5:58 p.m.: Navy sends their first blitz of the game and Ramos gets to Daily on the quarterback draw. Army will punt.

5:57 p.m.: Udoh is stood up for a short gain and Navy's good defense forces a third-and-7.

5:56 p.m.: Army has the lead and the ball as Daily takes a 2-yard gain on first down.

5:50 p.m.: With under 11 minutes left in the game, Navy has loosened up the Army defense with the passing game. However, defensive lineman Jackson Powell gets to Lavatai for a loss of yards in the backfield. A jump ball on the subsequent third-and-8 is incomplete and Navy is forced to punt.

5:47 p.m.: Daily is stuffed at the line of scrimmage and Army will punt after a three-and-out, exactly what Navy needed.

5:46 p.m.: Daily hits Reynolds for a solid gain but underthrows him. Replay shows the ball hit the ground before Reynolds rallied it in. Third-and-6 coming up.

5:40 p.m.: On third-and-9 from the 23-yard line, Lavatai gets a 4-yard gain and Navy's Nathan Kirkwood 37-yard field goal attempt is perfect.

5:37 p.m.: Umbarger hauls in another catch on third-and-7. Army is playing off the receivers, and Navy is now in field goal range.

Third Quarter: Army 10, Navy 0

5:32 p.m.: Lavatai closes out the third quarter with a short run. Army has led the whole way but Navy is trying to put together an offensive drive here.

5:30 p.m.: Lavatai gets another first down after a completion to Umbarger. Navy has not gone to the passing game much but has attempted three passes on this drive.

5:27 p.m.: Navy gets its biggest play of the game as Lavatai finally breaks through up the middle and then down to the left sideline around midfield for a 25-yard pickup.

5:26 p.m.: Lavatai gets a first down in the air with a pass to Nathan Kent, the first positive yard completion for Lavatai.

5:23 p.m.: The call that the football did not touch the returner's foot will stand. Navy will get the ball.

5:21 p.m.: A replay review is underway to see if the ball hit the Navy punt returner's foot. Army recovered the ball after and took it inside the five-yard line.

5:18 p.m.: Williams Jr. makes another great play as Daily looked for Reynolds but Williams Jr. got a hand on the football and saved a touchdown. Army will punt.

5:16 p.m.: Udoh takes another direct snap and picks up a first down and more on third-and-2. Udoh has 73 rushing yards on nine carries.

5:14 p.m.: Nearing the five-minute mark of the third quarter, Navy's Xavier McDonald is down on the field.

5:13 p.m.: Udoh takes a direct snap and almost busts up the Navy defense for a touchdown but is stopped for a 14-yard gain.

5:12 p.m.: Daily leaps forward for a first down on third-and-1 to move the chains.

5:10 p.m.: Army's Marshall picks up 7 yards on an end-around play to start the drive.

5:06 p.m.: Third-and-9 here for Navy. Lavatai overshoots his intended receiver in Umbarger and Navy will have to punt.

5:04 p.m.: Lavatai throws it on the edge for a wide receiver screen play but Army is all over it and blows up the play for a loss of two yards.

4:59 p.m.: On third-and-6, Daily stands in the shotgun and throws to Tyrell Robinson, but the ball was poorly thrown and Army will punt.

4:56 p.m.: Daily and the Army offense has strung together a few big runs here. Daily runs a read option and picks up a first down.

4:55 p.m.: Udoh gets great blocking up front by the Army offensive line and takes a few players in company with him as he pushes to the 23-yard line.

4:54 p.m.: Daily spins out for about 3 yards on the quarterback keep on the first play of the drive.

4:53 p.m.: Army will receive the second half kick off to start.

Halftime: Army 10, Navy 0

4:32 p.m.: The 47-yard field goal attempt is good to make it a two-possession game going into halftime.

4:30 p.m.: Daily has his best throw of the day to Reynolds for 14 yards. Army quickly gets the ball up the field to around the 30-yard line to set up a field goal before halftime.

4:28 p.m.: With under a minute left, Daily finds Tobi Olawole for 9 yards and then picks up the first down by scrambling. A penalty flag moves Army back to around midfield with 23 seconds left and one timeout.

4:27 p.m.: Daily takes advantage of a big opening up the middle on the first play of the drive and picks up 12 yards.

4:23 p.m.: The Army defense comes up with a huge stop on fourth down as Lavatai is short of the line to gain the first down. The play is under review.

4:21 p.m.: Lavatai only gets about a yard on third-and-3, as the Navy takes a timeout and looks to be setting up to go for it on fourth-and-2.

4:19 p.m.: Another first down run for Lavatai as he sheds a few tackles for 8 yards.

4:17 p.m.: On second-and-5, Lavatai follows his tailback up the middle for the third first down of the drive for the Navy, their best offensive stretch so far.

4:15 p.m.: Tai Lavatai has checked into the game for the Navy after injuring his ribs earlier in the year. Lavatai is looking for a spark and he is a better passer than Arline.

4:13 p.m.: Daily once again tries the quarterback keeper on third-and-5 near midfield but only picks up a yard. Army will punt the ball and try to pin the Navy deep in their own territory.

4:08 p.m.: Arline cannot find a receiver on third-and-11 and Navy will punt.

4:07 p.m.: Navy looks to get the offense going, but Arline is swallowed up in the back field by Nathaniel Smith, who anticipates the play and blows it up for a four-yard loss.

4:02 p.m.: On third-and-8, Navy's Mbiti Williams Jr. breaks up a pass as Daily looked for Reynolds again, forcing Army to punt.

4:00 p.m.: Daily displays his throwing arm as he finds Reynolds on third-and-3 for a first down. That's Reynold's 15th catch of the year.

3:59 p.m.: Another quarterback keeper for Daily to pick up 4 yards to start the drive.

3:55 p.m.: After a false start moves the Navy back five yards, the Midshipmen try to run it up the middle and are stuffed for a gain of a yard. Navy will punt once again.

3:51 p.m.: Tecza powers up the middle for a 7-yard gain and a third-and-1 for the Navy.

Touchdown, Army: Black Knights 7, Midshipmen 0

3:46 p.m.: On second-and-goal, Navy was so prepared to stop the run that it forgot about Tyson Riley lined up close to the right sideline. Daily quickly notices the mistake and lasers a pass to Riley for the first score of the game.

First Quarter: Army 0, Navy 0

3:40 p.m.: The first quarter comes to a close with Army having a first-and-goal from the 4-yard line.

3:38 p.m.: Army keeps it in the hands of Daily to pick up a big first down.

3:34 p.m.: On third-and-6, Daily keeps the ball for 4 yards. Fourth-and-2 coming up.

3:32 p.m.: Kanye Udoh gets to the right sideline for a 15-yard gain.

3:30 p.m.: Marshall picks up a dozen yards on a pitch after a triple option play to start the drive for Army.

Interception, Army: Black Knights 0, Midshipmen 0

3:28 p.m.: Arline throws a looping ball into the middle of the field, and Max DiDomenico goes up to grab the football and makes a 30-yard return to stifle the Navy drive.

3:26 p.m.: Brandon Chatman picks up a first down on a pitch after a triple option play.

3:25 p.m.: Arline runs the read-option and bounces it outside to the right sideline for a first down on third-and-4.

3:24 p.m.: Navy takes over and Arline runs a keeper for 5 yards.

3:20 p.m.: Army aggressively goes for it on fourth-and-2, but Daily overthrows Noah Short ever so slightly. It will be a turnover on downs and Navy will get the ball back at midfield.

3:19 p.m.: Casey Reynolds hauls in a 10-yard reception to make the third down more manageable.

3:17 p.m.: On a third-and-1 on the opening drive, Army quarterback Bryson Daily runs a quarterback draw to pick up the first down.

3:15 p.m.: Navy quarterback Arline looks to throw but is forced to scramble. He is dragged down by defensive lineman Kyle Lewis and Navy will punt.

3:13 p.m.: An inside run to Daba Fofana picks up four yards on the first play.

3:12 p.m.: Army wins the toss and defers. Navy will start with the football.

3:03 p.m.: The anthem concludes as the 124th edition of the Army-Navy game is just minutes away.

2:29 p.m.: Under an hour away from kick off at Gillette Stadium.

What channel is Army vs. Navy today?

Army vs. Navy will be broadcasted on CBS, with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson calling the game from the booth and Jenny Dell reporting from the sidelines at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Streaming options for the game include Paramount+ and Fubo, which offers a free trial to potential subscribers.

Army vs. Navy start time

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 9

  • Time: 3 p.m. ET

The Black Knights and Midshipmen are scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. ET.

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Army vs. Navy betting odds

Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of Thursday, Dec. 7.

  • Spread: Army (-2.5)

  • Over/under: 27.5 points

  • Moneyline: Army -145 | Navy +120

Army football schedule 2023



Saturday, Sept. 2

Louisiana-Monroe 17, Army 13

Saturday, Sept. 9

Army 57, Delaware State 0

Friday, Sept. 15

Army 37, UTSA 29

Saturday, Sept. 23

Syracuse 29, Army 16

Saturday, Sept. 30


Saturday, Oct. 7

Boston College 27, Army 24

Saturday, Oct. 14

Troy 19, Army 0

Saturday, Oct. 21

No. 19 LSU 62, Army 0

Saturday, Oct. 28

UMass 21, Army 14

Saturday, Nov. 4

Army 23, No. 25 Air Force 3

Saturday, Nov. 11

Army 17, Holy Cross 14

Saturday, Nov. 18

Army 28, Coastal Carolina 21

Saturday, Dec. 9

vs. Navy (Foxborough, Mass.)

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Navy football schedule 2023



Saturday, Aug. 26

No. 13 Notre Dame 42, Navy 3

Saturday, Sept. 2


Saturday, Sept. 9

Navy 24, Wagner 0

Thursday, Sept. 14

Memphis 28, Navy 24*

Saturday, Sept. 23


Saturday, Sept. 30

South Florida 44, Navy 30*

Saturday, Oct. 7

Navy 27, North Texas 24*

Saturday, Oct. 14

Navy 14, Charlotte 0*

Saturday, Oct. 21

No. 22 Air Force 17, Navy 6

Saturday, Oct. 28


Saturday, Nov. 4

Temple 32, Navy 18*

Saturday, Nov. 11

Navy 31, UAB 6*

Saturday, Nov. 18

East Carolina 10, Navy 0*

Saturday, Nov. 25

SMU 59, Navy 14*

Saturday, Dec. 9

vs. Army (Foxborough, Mass.)

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