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Start Time: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
All-time series: Navy leads, 60-50-7
Last Meeting: 12/10/16. Army 21 – Navy 17
Betting Line: Navy -3
The annual Army vs Navy football game has become a college football staple. Can the Black Knights start a winning streak over the Midshipmen.
One of college football’s most historic rivalries return Saturday afternoon when Army and Navy meet in their annual clash this year in Philadelphia. For the first time since 2002, Army (8-3) enters the game with a chance to form a winning streak against the Midshipmen. Navy (6-5) won each contest from 2002-15 until the Black Knights put an end to their drought in a thrilling 21-17 victory last year.
Wouldn’t it be great if Army started the game with a spread look and began passing? Probably not, but Navy wouldn’t be ready for that. Too bad Jeff Monken is anti-passing, but he does have a good reason why. Monken’s team has passed just 60 times this season. Think about that, they’ve thrown that many passes all season while Washington State and Texas Tech could easily eclipse that in one game. Crazy. The Black Knights have completed just 18 of those passes, with two of those turning into touchdowns with five interceptions. It’s not that Monken hates passing, it’s that his team is so much better running the ball.
Navy is on the opposite end of the spectrum. After starting the season 5-0, they’ve lost five of the last six games. The encouraging news for the Mids is that while they have been on the wrong end of result, they haven’t lost a single game by more than 10 points. They have more than held their own in just about every outing this season.
Army and Navy both stick to old school football. There aren’t going to be many pass attempts, instead each side is going to do all they can to control the line of scrimmage and stay committed to running the football. Navy quarterback Zach Abbey is the key cog in the Midshipmen’s offense. He enters Saturday with 1,322 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns to compliment his seven touchdowns through the air. His counterpart, Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw, has 189 carries for 1,472 yards and 11 scores. He’s added one more touchdown through the air.
Navy is 9-0 against Army at Lincoln Financial Field. All streaks have to come to an end eventually, and the Midshipmen’s unblemished record their will fall on Saturday. Army outrushed Navy during the regular season and scored seven more rushing touchdowns. They’ll maintain that edge on Saturday to earn their first winning streak over Navy since a five-year streak from 1992 to 1996.