Week 11 Service Academy Football Predictions

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Navy is off this weekend while Army looks to build towards their clash with the Mids down the line by taking on a familiar Patriot League foe. Air Force will try to rebound after losing the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy clash with the Black Knights in agonizing fashion last time out.

By Steve Wright

Week Results: 2-0. The winning ways continue.

Closest Pick: Navy didn’t give Notre Dame nearly as much trouble as I expected so this is the Army/Air Force game by default. I missed that one by 10 points on either side as I went 31-24 Black Knights and it finished 21-14.

Season Results: 15-9 (62.5%). Last week I was at (59.1%).

Bucknell @ Army – Army would hate to play a good FCS team in a prototypical trap game situation the week after an emotional win over Air Force. Thankfully for the Black Knights, the 1-9 Bison are not a good team. They only rush for around 80 yards a game and their passing game doesn’t really work either. Army should rumble for over 350 yards on the ground and pout this one away whenever they get over the hangover from the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy victory seven days prior. Army 48, Bucknell 10.

Air Force @ Colorado State – The Falcons have to rebound from their loss to Army as they head to Fort Collins to take on the 3-6 Colorado State Rams. Losing two in a row after a 6-1 start is frustrating, but the Falcons have a matchup of styles that is on their side here. The Rams are adept at getting after the quarterback – their pass rush is their best defensive asset – and that will be basically nullified against a triple-option attack that has no interest in throwing the ball. The offense that rushes for over 300 yards per game will get close to that number again and the option will be the difference-maker. Air Force 35, Colorado State 21.

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