PHILADELPHIA — After the latest edition of one of sports’ all-time great rivalries, Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry admitted that today was the biggest game he has ever played in his life. What preceded that comment was a performance never before seen in the rivalry’s storied history — and maybe the greatest individual performance in 120 such footballing encounters.
In his first start as a quarterback in the rivalry, Perry rushed for 304 yards in leading the Midshipmen to a 31-7 drubbing of Army at Lincoln Financial Field, capping a 10-win regular season and clinching the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy.
Perry, who spent the past couple of seasons playing mostly running back after being benched from the quarterback spot, became the first player in the rivalry’s history to run for over 300 yards. The performance was also the fourth time in FBS history that a quarterback rushed for over 300 yards in a single game.
*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Saturday afternoon’s game, with all photos taken by New Jersey-based photographer Arturo Holmes. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 36 pictures in total.