The Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, first awarded by President Richard M. Nixon in 1972, is awarded to the greatest service academy football team at the end of each season. A holy grail of sorts it has been the fuel behind the fire of every great gridiron match-up between the Army Black Knights, the Air Force Falcons and the Navy Midshipmen for more than four decades.
After a very demanding 2012 season, the winner of the trophy this year was the Navy Midshipman. They came from behind after losing three of their first four games to beat both the Falcons and the Black Nights, bringing the trophy back to Annapolis.
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