Ellerson is now 20-41 in five years at Army.
"I thought we closed the gap the last two years, but clearly that gap opened back up," he said of the last two rivalry games. "There's no doubt this is the best Navy football team I've seen since I've been here.
"I could say that on the body of work we have made progress, but I was not brought in to make progress. I was brought in to win football games and beat Navy. I have lost to our rival five times."
NOTES: The silver dollar that was to be flipped by President John F. Kennedy at the 1963 Army-Navy game was used for the coin toss on Saturday. ... Army RB Terry Baggett was named to the Academic All-America Division I team. Baggett, a chemical engineering major with a 3.44 grade-point average, is the Black Knights' leading rusher, with 1,072 yards. ... Army has used four quarterbacks this season: Angel Santiago, A.J. Schurr, Kelvin White and Tevin Long. ... Sophomore QB Keenan Reynolds is the fourth Navy QB to rush and pass for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. Reynolds also is the ninth quarterback in NCAA history to score as many as 20 rushing touchdowns in a season.