3:10 pm
December 8

Navy v. #22 Army

Who will WIN this matchup?

Navy Midshipmen (3-9)

#22 Army Black Knights (9-2)


Current odds:

Navy Midshipmen: (+270)

Army Black Knights: (-340)


The line for the game is Army by 7 points.

Part of the issue this season has been the revolving door at the quarterback position with senior Zach Abey, junior Malcolm Perry and senior Garret Lewis all seeing time under center, combining for 866 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions while competing 44.1 percent of their passes. Abey, who began the season at wide receiver after playing QB most of last season, is the goal-line specialist with 14 rushing touchdowns while Perry (1,035 yards, seven TDs) possesses breakaway speed as evidenced by his 68-yard TD run against Army last season. The Midshipmen are second nationally in fewest penalties (3.58) and penalty yardage (30 per game), marking the 10th time in 11 seasons they have finished first or second in the country in those categories.

Senior running back Darnell Woolfork (823 yards, 14 touchdowns) and junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. (783 yards, 10 TDs) lead the dominant rushing attack behind an outstanding line. “We believe that our success on offense starts with us,” senior center Bryce Holland told reporters. “It’s extremely important for us to do our job and impose our will because if we don’t do that, we’re not setting our teammates up for success.” Hopkins has also thrown for 895 yards with six TDs and three interceptions, adding another dimension to a team that passed for only 361 yards with two TDs and six interceptions last season.

Army paces the nation in third-down percentage (57.1) and is also an eye-popping 30-for-33 on fourth down – also No. 1 nationally – while Navy converts 39.2 percent on third down.

StreakSmarter Pick
#22 Army Black Knights