Sport: The Annapolis Story

West Point has a sober, rational and perfectionist approach to football. Says one of several slogans on Army's dressing-room wall: "There is no substitute for work." Navy's slogan last week was simpler: "Beat Army!" By doing just that, Navy managed the upset of the year.

From the opening kickoff, the Middies behaved as if they had completely forgotten their own miserable season (won 2, lost 6), Army's 28-game unbeaten streak and the fact that they were 20-point underdogs in the betting odds. In the first half, a team that had been flubbing assignments all...

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