Army (2-9) vs Navy (9-2)
When: Saturday, December 12th 2015
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 3:00 ET | TV: CBS
The College Football regular season officially comes to a close on Saturday with one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports – The Army/Navy game. The Navy Midshipman will try and extend their winning streak over the Black Knights to 14 games while giving themselves their 10th win of the season. Navy has had one of their best seasons in years and came within one game of playing for the American Athletic Conference Championship, but a loss at Houston eliminated that dream. They have the second ranked rushing offense in the nation at 330.1 yards a game led by quarterback Keenan Reynolds. The senior has a chance to set a few records in Navy’s last two games and one of them is total touchdowns. Reynolds has scored all 83 of his touchdowns on the ground and needs two to break the combined FBS and FCS record for rushing TDs set by Georgia Southern’s Adrian Peterson and Towson’s Terrance West. He also needs one score to break the FBS record for total touchdowns, a mark he shares with former Wisconsin standout Ron Dayne and Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Dixon, who has one game remaining. Senior fullback Chris Swain has run for another 847 yards and 10 touchdowns this season to go along with Reynolds’ 1,093 and 19 TDs.
Army will try and salvage what will be their fifth straight losing season and 18th in the last 19 years. During their current 13-game losing streak to Navy, they’ve been outscored by an average of 32-11. Coach Jeff Monken hasn’t publicly named a starting quarterback for Saturday after freshman Chris Carter made his collegiate debut in a 31-21 loss to Rutgers on November 21st. Carter took over after injuries to sophomore Ahmad Bradshaw and senior A.J. Schurr – the team’s 2nd and 3rd leading rushers. Running back Austin Kemper leads the team with 513 yards rushing and has scored three times. Wide receiver Edgar Poe has a team-high 11 receptions and five touchdowns – the most by a Black Knight’s receiver in six years.
Navy has been pretty unstoppable all season long and will look to win the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy after beating Air Force earlier this season. Army has lost only two games this year by more than 20 points, so I’ll take the points in this one.
Pick: Army +22