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Navy stretches streak over Army to 11

PHILADELPHIA — Navy can hook an anchor to the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy and bring it home.

Keenan Reynolds extended Navy's dominance against Army, scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter in a 17-13 victory in the 113th rivalry game Saturday.

Navy (8-4) beat Army for the 11th straight time and won the trophy for the best record in games among the three service academies. Army and Navy each beat Air Force. "It means everything," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "That's our No. 1 goal, to get the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. I'm just so happy for these guys."

Army (2-10) hasn't hoisted the trophy since 1996. The Black Knights came close, but Navy recovered a late fumble after Reynolds' 8-yard rushing score gave it a 17-13 lead. On the winning drive, Reynolds found Brandon Turner down the sideline for a 49-yard gain. The freshman quarterback then escaped a rush and followed with the touchdown run with 4:41 left.

The Cadets had driven to the Navy 11-yard line when fullback Larry Dixon fumbled on a sloppy exchange and Navy recovered.

Cincinnati picks Tuberville

CINCINNATI — Tommy Tuberville wasn't expecting a call from an old acquaintance. A few hours later, he was headed north for a new job.

Tuberville left Texas Tech to become Cincinnati's coach. Athletics director Whit Babcock had Tuberville, with whom he had worked for three years at Auburn, at the top of his candidate list. So he called Tuberville on Saturday morning.

"I was perfectly satisfied," Tuberville said. "I had a great home in Lubbock, Texas. … But there was something when Whit called that I thought, 'You know, let me think about this.' "

Tuberville's final season at Tech was marred by a sideline outburst Nov. 10 during a win over Kansas. He lost his temper with graduate assistant Kevin Oliver and appeared to strike him. Tuberville said he grabbed Oliver's headset.

I-AA PLAYOFFS: Sam Ojuri and Zach Vraa had touchdowns for host North Dakota State (12-1), which beat Wofford 14-7 in the quarterfinals. The Bison face Georgia Southern (10-3), which rushed for 602 yards in defeating host Old Dominion 49-35.

SWAC TITLE GAME: A 95-yard touchdown pass from Benjamin Anderson to Willie Young with two minutes left in regulation forced overtime, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff went on to beat Jackson State 24-21 in Birmingham, Ala., for its first Southwestern Athletic Conference championship.

Elsewhere: Tampa loses in volleyball title match

The Tampa volleyball team lost in the Division II final to Concordia (Minn.), which won its sixth consecutive title in five sets at Pensacola. Tampa (32-4) had a 15-match winning streak broken. Concordia rallied to win 27-29, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23, 16-14. Holly Reschke led the Spartans with 26 kills, and Danielle Selkridge, named last week the national Division II player of the year, had 24.

SOCCER: Georgetown and Indiana meet today (2 p.m., ESPNU) for the men's national title in Hoover, Ala. No. 3 seed Georgetown (20-3-2), in its first final, beat Maryland in penalty kicks Friday night after a 4-4 tie in regulation. No. 16 Indiana (15-5-3) defeated Creighton 1-0; the Hoosiers seek their eighth title.

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