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Trump set for his first Army-Navy football game as president

09 December 2018

President Trump is set to toss the coin before the highly-anticipated Army-Navy football game.

Like previous commanders in chief, Trump's expected to switch sides at halftime in a show of impartiality. No matter his view, Army (10-2) always had the edge.

The series began in 1890, and Navy leads 60-51-7. This will his first time visiting the rivalry game as president.

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The call on the field was an Army first down because quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran the ball and stretch out his arm while falling, appearing to get the first down. But Army and Navy passed on the rush and tried to throw, with mixed results. It was Abey's third turnover of the day as he was responsible for both interceptions in the first half. He also helped Army convert some critical third downs during the game with his arm, as he completed 4 of 9 passes for 61 yards. Navy kicked a field goal with 30 seconds left but didn't recover the ensuing onside kick.

Before the game Saturday, Navy seriously and intently was on guard for precious cargo. Plus, close-ups of Bill the Goat. And each side safely returned "captives" in the Prisoner Exchange - when seven midshipmen and seven cadets swap service academies for a semester. Lost a key fumble inside the 10 in the fourth when it was still 10-0.

President Trump will become the 10th commander-in-chief to attend the game while in office.

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The president arrived for the game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon, tweeting about his excitement for the event before he landed.

The president was joined by Sec. of Defense James Mattis on the field for the national anthem and toss.

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Army: Armed Forces Bowl vs. Houston (8-4) on December 22 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Trump set for his first Army-Navy football game as president