The annual Army-Navy game will be played on Saturday at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, where a rivalry born in 1890 resumes with the teams' 112th meeting.
The Army Black Knights will look to snap a nine-game losing skid against the Navy Midshipmen. The last time Army ousted its archrival was in 2001, when the Black Knights defeated a winless Navy team, 26-17. Since then, the rivalry has been decidedly one-sided, with Navy winning each of the last nine meetings by at least 12 points.
Army, the nation's leading rushing team (350.9 yards per game), will look to overrun a Navy squad that's favored by seven points. The Black Knights (3-8) use a triple option attack spearheaded by Raymond Maples, a sophomore running back who has carried for 984 yards so far this season.
Navy also relies on a strong rushing attack, averaging 313.7 yards per game, good for third in the nation. The Midshipmen, led by quarterback Kriss Proctor, who has rushed for 817 yards and had a hand in 19 touchdowns (12 rushing, seven passing), have stumbled to a 4-7 record, losing six consecutive games at one point earlier in the season.
Game date, time: 2:30 pm ET, Saturday, December 10th
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
TV channel: CBS
Spread: Navy favored by 7
Series history: Navy leads, 52-49
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