Joe D's ARMY/NAVY WINNER
Army vs. Navy,
12/14/2019 15:00 EDT,
Score: 7 - 31
Point Spread: +10½/-105 Army
9:00 am pst.
In one of the biggest traditions in college football, Army faces Navy for the 117th time to compete for the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy. These squads happen to be two of the healthiest in the nation. Prior to the Black Knights current-three game win streak in this series, the Midshipmen dominated for 14 consecutive years. The 2018 meeting landed on the number to give the bettors a push, however, Army have covered seven of the previous against Navy.
Statistically, both teams mirror one another. The Middies rank first nationally in the rush (361.1 yards per game on the ground) while the Black Knights rank second (311.7 yards per game on the ground). Both own just about the poorest numbers in the air, both are decent vs. the pass, and very strong vs. the run.
Quarterback's, Malcolm Perry and Kelvin Hopkins Jr. are dual-threat's, with Perry having a bit more success with his arm. But, don't be surprised as there will probably be more Elvis and Bigfoot sightings in the stands than there will be pass attempts as both play callers lead their squads in rushing. The double digit point spread urges me to take the underdog here, which kills just as much clock as the favorite. Take Army. Thank you.