Bowl season is just around the corner, but there's one more game to take care of first: the annual Army-Navy Game. The No. 21 Navy Midshipmen (9-2 SU, 8-3 ATS) will host the Army Black Knights (2-9 SU, 4-6-1 ATS) this Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Kick-off is at 3 PM ET on CBS, with Navy laying 22 points at press time.
These two service teams first met in 1890 and have played every year since 1930. Each side has enjoyed its dominant periods, but for now, Navy is in full command of this rivalry, winning each of the last 13 games at 8-5 ATS. However, the Black Knights have covered three of the past four games, including their 17-10 loss to the Midshipmen (–16.5 away) in 2014. The under is also on a nine-game winning streak in this matchup.
As usual, Navy is powered by the “wishbone” triple-option offense of head coach Ken Niumatalolo, now in his eighth year at Annapolis. Army also runs the triple-option under second-year coach Jeff Monken – both he and Niumatalolo were assistants under Paul Johnson when Johnson led Navy to four straight bowl appearances in the mid-2000s.
NCAAF Betting: Army-Navy in One-Sided Rivalry
The No. 21 Navy Midshipmen (9-2 SU, 8-3 ATS) wrap up the 2015 FBS regular season this Saturday when they welcome the Army Black Knights (2-9 SU, 4-6-1 ATS) to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for the annual Army-Navy game. Kick-off is at 3 PM ET on CBS.
Navy is on a 13-game winning streak in this series at 8-5 ATS, although Army has covered three of the last four games. The Black Knights are getting 22 points this year, making this the largest spread the Midshipmen have faced since 2003, when they won 34-6 as 22.5-point home favorites.