Navy QB Keenan Reynolds leads the Midshipmen in one of the most iconic rivalry games in American sports.
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The Navy Midshipmen take on the Army Black Knights in one of the most intense and historic rivalries in college football in Week 16.
The Midshipmen, led by QB Keenan Reynolds, have clinched bowl eligibility for their third straight season and are set to play San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl in ten days, but before that they must take on their 115-year rival Army Black Knights. Navy struggled early in the year, dropping three straight at a critical point of the season to fall to 2-4, but thanks to an impressive 4-1 record in the second half of the season, was able to clinch bowl eligibility. Reynolds has been the focal point of their running attack, gaining over 1,000 yards on the ground and adding an astounding 20 rushing TDs. RBs Noah Copeland and Chris Swain are no slouches either, combining for over 1,400 yards and 9 TDs.
The Army passing attack has been weak in an age where it is a necessity, which has resulted in their 4th straight losing season and 4th straight year without bowl eligibility. In 11 starts QB Angel Santiago has thrown only 68 passes – needless to say the focus will be on the running game, which is much more formidable. Between Santiago and leading rusher Larry Dixon, the Black Knights have over 1,800 rushing yards and 19 TDs.
Prediction: Navy – Head to toe the Navy offense runs circles around Army’s. With Army giving up over 20 points in every game this year, and over thirty in seven of them, Navy should have a field day (especially considering their 5-game streak scoring over 35 points).