Navy Midshipmen vs. Army Black Knights
Tip-off: Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 3:00 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field, PHILADELPHIA, PA
This Saturday will be all about the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights. The 113th edition of the historic matchup between these two college football teams is once again set to be played in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field.
A lot of excitement revolves around this very special event which is why YouWager experts agree that it deserves its own day this year, even if Army will still finish with a losing record and the Midshipmen already have made postseason plans that do not hinge on the outcome of this meeting.
Even so, there is still something to be decided in 2012 with the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy still up for grabs. Awarded annually to the winner of the college football competition among the three major Service Academies (Army, Navy and Air Force), the trophy is in need of finding a new home this season after having been claimed by Air Force the last two years.
The Falcons have already lost to both of these teams, so this will be the game to decide it all which means either Navy will be taking it back down to Annapolis for the 13th time since the award began in 1972, or the Black Knights will celebrate for just the seventh time and the first since 1996.
As online sports betting fans look into this weekend, the Midshipmen, which have already accepted an invitation to play against Arizona State in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco later this month, won six of the last seven games on the NCAA schedule, including a 21-10 victory over Texas State in the most recent outing on Nov. 17.
In contrast, the Black Knights’ road through the 2012 campaign has been bumpy, the program winning a total of just two games against the Boston College Eagles and Air Force. Army suffered one of its toughest defeat in the most recent outing, a lopsided 63-32 setback versus the Temple Owls at home on Nov. 17, marking the unit’s second straight setback and the fifth in the last six contests.