The game was over, and it was time for Navy to celebrate its 13th consecutive victory over Army.
After the Midshipmen stood respectfully for Army's alma mater, defensive ends Paul Quessenberry and Will Anthony hoisted Ken Niumatalolo on their shoulders to give the winningest football coach in Navy history a ride in the wake of a 17-10 triumph Saturday.
Niumatalolo (56-35) ended a tie with George Welsh for most victories at Navy and became the first to win his first seven games against Army.
Asked about his awkward jaunt aboard the two players, Niumatalolo said, "I tried to get down. I have so much respect for Army, I didn't want to upstage anyone."