By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
Regular Season Record: 43-21-1; Percentage: 67%
Saturday, December 14, 2013
ARMY (3-8) VS. NAVY (7-4), 3:00 PM (ET)
JUST THE FACTS
Stadium - Lincoln Financial Field
Capacity - (68,532)
Surface - Natural Grass
Series Record - Navy (57-49-7)
Series Streak - Navy has won the last 11 meetings
Last Meeting - December 8, 2012 (Navy, 17-13 at Philadelphia, PA)
Television - CBS
TRENDS, HISTORY AND HINTS
Army - 1-2-1 ATS L4... Army - 3-1 ATS L4 at a neutral site... Army - 5-7-1 ATS
L13 as underdogs... Army - 4-2 to the OVER L6... Army - 3-1 ATS vs. Navy L4
meetings... Navy - 5-1 ATS L6... Navy - 0-5 ATS L5 at a neutral site... Navy -
3-6 ATS L9 as favorites... Navy - 3-1 to the OVER L4...
Army - RB Larry Dixon (wrist) is doubtful. DB Marques Avery (undisclosed), LB
Alex Meier (undisclosed), DE Dalton Mendenhall (undisclosed), FB Hayden
Tippett (ankle) and LB Holt Zalneraitis (undisclosed) are questionable.
Navy - WR Matt Aiken (knee) is out. FBs Noah Copeland (undisclosed) and Chris
Swain (hamstring) are questionable. QB Keenan Reynolds (ankle), C Tanner
Fleming (concussion), OL Jake Zuzek (leg), and DL Bernard Sarra (foot) are
This has been a series dominated by Navy with 11 consecutive victories. In
addition, the Midshipmen are 7-4 against-the-spread over that span. However,
Army went 3-1 ATS during the four-year reign of quarterback Trent Steelman.
The last two matchups could have gone either way as Navy won by four and six
points in 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Logic dictates Navy will win its 12th straight as the Midshipmen have had a
much better season than Army. They defeated the likes of Indiana, Pittsburgh,
and San Jose State on their way to a 7-4 record.
On the other side, the Black Knights won only two games against FBS
competition. They defeated Louisiana Tech and Eastern Michigan - two teams
that combined for just six wins in 2013.
The one constant in this series is that most of the recent games have been low
scoring. In fact, the last seven have all gone under the number. And with the
weather forecast calling for snow in Philadelphia on Saturday, expect another
total in the 30s or low 40s.
SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take under 53 points.