College Football Preview: Army vs. Navy

Army and Navy logos

Army meets Navy on Saturday in Philadelphia for the 120th Army-Navy game. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Army

Date Opponent Result
08/30/19 Rice W 14-7
09/07/19 @ Michigan L 21-24
09/14/19 @ UTSA W 31-13
09/21/19 Morgan St. W 52-21
10/05/19 Tulane L 33-42
10/12/19 @ Western Ky. L 8-17
10/19/19 @ Georgia St. L 21-28
10/26/19 San Jose St. L 29-34
11/02/19 @ Air Force L 13-17
11/09/19 Massachusetts W 63-17
11/16/19 VMI W 47-6
11/30/19 @ Hawaii L 31-52
12/14/19 vs. Navy

Navy

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Holy Cross W 45-7
09/14/19 East Caro. W 42-10
09/26/19 @ Memphis L 23-35
10/05/19 Air Force W 34-25
10/12/19 @ Tulsa W 45-17
10/19/19 South Fla. W 35-3
10/26/19 Tulane W 41-38
11/01/19 @ Connecticut W 56-10
11/16/19 @ Notre Dame L 20-52
11/23/19 Southern Methodist W 35-28
11/30/19 @ Houston W 56-41
12/14/19 vs. Army
12/31/19 vs. Kansas State

ESPN FPI

Army: 81

Navy: 46

Key Stats

Navy Army
Statistic (Rk) Avg (Rk) Avg
Rushing Offense (1) 360.8 (2) 311.7
Passing Offense (128) 103.5 (129) 86.8
Passing Yds. / Comp (2) 23.73 (3) 18.59
Total Offense (16) 464.4 (72) 398.4
Scoring Offense (10) 39.3 (60) 30.3
Rushing Defense (17) 109.7 (52) 144.1
Pass Defense (79) 232.6 (18) 193.8
Total Defense (33) 342.4 (29) 337.8
Scoring Defense (46) 24.2 (34) 22.3
Red Zone Offense (1) .976 (59) .843
Red Zone Defense (27) .771 (103) .879
3rd Down Conversion (27) .451 (20) .468
3rd Down Conversion Def (29) .342 (104) .438
4th Down Conversion (4) .750 (14) .667
4th Down Conversion Def (56) .500 (56) .500
Net Punting (9) 42.27 (12) 41.9
Time of Possession (12) 33:19 (11) 33:22
Turnovers Gained (40) 19 (61) 17
Turnovers Lost (49) 16 (49) 16
Turnover Margin (43) +0.27 (58) +0.08
Fumbles Recovered (49) 8 (21) 10
Fumbles Lost (116) 12 (98) 10
Fewest Penalties / Gm (5) 4.2 (14) 4.75
Fewest Penalty Yards / Gm (5) 35.36 (11) 39.83

Players to Watch

Army

QB Kelvin Hopkins, TB Kell Walker, WR Kjetil Cline, LG Jaxson Deaton, LB Cole Chistiansen, DB Elijah Riley, FS Jaylon McClinton.

Navy

QB Malcolm Perry, WR Mychal Cooper, C Ford Higgins, NG Jackson Pittman, RAID Nizaire Cromartie, P Owen White.

Injuries

Army

Date Pos Player Injury Status
12/08/19 QB Kelvin Hopkins Jr Undisclosed left last game – is probable Saturday vs Navy

Navy

Date Pos Player Injury Status
12/08/19 LB Tama Tuitele Leg is “?” Saturday vs Army
12/08/19 WR Mychal Cooper Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Army
12/08/19 SB Tazh Maloy Foot is “?” Saturday vs Army
12/08/19 SB Travis Brannan Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Army

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Army has played close in most every game this season, including the game at Michigan. Only the loss at Hawaii, which ended about 3:30 am ET, was by more than 10 points. Navy, on the other hand, has steam-rolled most of its opponents this season. The Mids played a tougher schedule than Army and have won more games. Navy likely wins this game but don’t discount Army. The Army defense, which has been a liability this season, will likely play better versus the Mids since they are familiar with the Navy offense. However, the same can be said about the Navy defense. This one should be fairly close but, again, Navy most likely wins.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Navy 20, Army 10

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3:30 ET. Watch on the CBS Network.

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