College football - Army vs. Navy - 12-12-09

Dec 12, 2009 7:40 PM
by GT Staff | Army vs. Navy -14: One of college football’s most storied rivalries takes place today, even though the game has lost much of its luster in recent years. The military academies, in days long past, once fielded the best teams in college football. But with the advent of bigger, stronger and faster athletes, the servicemen at the academies simply couldn’t compete at the same level as other universities. Nonetheless, this rivalry has produced some solid, competitive games, and the pure spectacle is something special to behold. With that said, this match-up has been pretty one-sided in recent years, with the Midshipmen from Annapolis holding the edge. Navy hasn’t lost to Army since 2001, and they’ve outscored the Cadets 72-3 in the last two meetings. While this game shouldn’t be THAT one-sided, the Black Knights of Army will have a tough time with Navy’s triple option offense, which has added a decent passing attack. For its part, Army has improved this season under new head coach Rich Ellerson, but they’re only scoring 16.5 points a game. That won’t cut it against Navy, which owns nice wins over quality opponents this season, including Air Force, Notre Dame and a near-miss against Ohio State. Navy -14