Navy is looking for its 10th straight win over Army in the famed Army-Navy game 2011, but the Black Knights are giving the Midshipmen a battle into halftime.
Though Navy controlled much of the first half of the game, Army has stormed back, tying the score 14-14 at the half. President Barack Obama was on hand for the coin toss.
Navy scored first on a four-yard touchdown from Kriss Proctor with 1:06 remaining in the first quarter. The Midshipmen extended their lead to 14-0 with another touchdown on the ground midway through the second quarter as Alexander Teich ran the ball across the goal.
But though it appeared Navy would sail to another win by late in the first half Army had other ideas. The Black Knights scored with 3:34 remaining in the first half after quarterback Trent Steelman broke free on a 34-yard touchdown run. Gaining some momentum, Steelman and the Black Knights were done, either. Steelman led another Army scoring drive as the team went into a two-minute drill late in the half.
Malcom Brown scored on a five-yard run with just 0:49 seconds left in the half. After a successful extra point, the game was tied 14-14 at the half.
President Obama attended the game with Vice President Joe Biden and other top officials. The game is being played at FedEx Field. It's the 112th Army-Navy contest in the legendary series. It is the first time Obama has attended an Army-Navy game, and under clear skies and cool December temperatures, he received a loud applause when on the field for the coin toss, which Army won by calling tails.