The Army West Point Black Knights, the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl champions, received the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy today during a Rose Garden ceremony from President Trump, who said, “Team had an amazing season, capping it off with a come from behind victory at the Armed Forces Bowl. A game I watched. And that was a very exciting game, that was old-fashioned football!”
The Commander-in-Chief’s trophy is awarded each year to the winner of the triangular series of football games between the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy. Army claimed the honor for the first time since 1996 after defeating Navy (14-13) and Air Force (21-0) last year en route to a 10-win season. The Black Knights capped the campaign with a thrilling comeback win over the San Diego State Aztecs in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Army scored 14 points in the final 18 seconds for a stunning 42-35 victory.