Photo via AP Photo/Nick Wass
When: Saturday, December 10, 3PM
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
If I had been asked a week ago, I would say that Navy had a really good chance of beating Army and winning this historic rivalry for the 15th year in a row.
With Navy’s Will Worth injured, however, I am calling a much closer game. Navy’s offense is still relatively strong, but Army has a good run defense, and if they can push the Midshippmen’s third string quarterback to passing the ball often there might be detrimental results for Navy.
I think that despite these disadvantages, Navy will come out on top by a very small margin. Ken Niumatalolo will be a driving force behind Navy and will give them the spirit they need in this rivalry game.
Navy is 9-3 and Army is only 6-5, but in a game such as this an upset is forever a possibility. Both teams haven’t had a winning record since the game in 2010, so we can definitely look forward to a quality game of football.
This has the potential to be a memorable game, no small part of that owed to the fact that President-Elect Donald Trump will be attending the game…not sure if that’s good or bad, but it’s happening regardless. He will honor the tradition of sitting on both team’s sides during the course of the game, to demonstrate he isn’t showing favoritism.
Navy will win, but won’t win by more than 7 points.
Nicholai Babis is a sophomore International Studies major at Vassar College. He specializes in College Football. He is a lifelong Seminoles fan, as well as a Rays fan and a Tampa Bay Bucs fan. He grew up in Tampa, Florida. He is a co-owner of the JR report and works for Athletics at Vassar College. He is the college football contributor at the JR Report. Follow Nicholai on twitter @nibabis . Hit him up if you want to discuss CFB, NFL, golf, tennis, and more.