SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND EDITION
Army-Navy Football Game
In what has been named one of the top sports rivalries in the nation, the United States Military Academy Black Knights will face off against the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen on December 3rd, at Lincoln-Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
Those who were unable to get coveted seats to the game can watch it live on CBS at 2:30 p.m.
- The first Army-Navy Football game was played in 1890
Over the past 115 years, Army and Navy have faced off every year except for 10. It was canceled once due to the death of a Cadet football player during a game against Harvard; twice during World War I on order of the War Department; twice when the schools could not agree on player eligibility; and for four years between 1894 and 1898 when the Navy win nearly sparked a duel between a Brigadier General and a Rear Admiral.
- In the history of the rivalry, Army has won 49 times, Navy has won 49 times and the game was tied seven times.
Since the inception of the annual game, Navy has outscored Army 1,471 to 1,322, a difference of 15 touchdowns between the teams.
- Navy has beaten Army in the last three consecutive meetings.
- The Commander-in-Chief Trophy is presented by the President of the United States to the service academy that has the best record against the others at the end of the season.
- The trophy has been awarded to Air Force 16 times, Navy seven times and Army six times.
Right now, Army is 1-0, Navy is 1-0 and Air Force is 0-2. The winner of the Army-Navy game will be the winner of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy. The Army has not won the trophy since 1996.
- The trophy is 2.5 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds.
ARMY FOOTBALL SEASON SNAPSHOT
10 Sept at Boston College L 7-44
17 Sept Baylor L 10-20
23 Sept Iowa State L 21-28
1 Oct Connecticut L 13-47
8 Oct Central Michigan L 17-38
15 Oct at TCU L 17-38
22 Oct at Akron W 20-0
5 Nov at Air Force W 27-24
12 Nov Massachusetts W 34-27
19 Nov Arkansas State W 38-10
3 Dec ARMY-NAVY