2012 Army vs Navy Game Preview

The annual Army vs Navy game concludes the 2012/2013 College Football Regular Season this Saturday.

We have attended a few Army/Navy games, and they are just a tremendous experience.  If you ever get the opportunity, do yourself a favor and go.

As much as we enjoy Army/Navy, the game always makes us a bit sad since it is a stark reminder that all we have left in College Football is a bunch of crappy Bowl Games, a few good Bowl games, and the National Championship.  Of course we are looking forward to Bama/Notre Dame, but it always takes us several weeks to get over our Tuesday/Wednesday Night MAC Conference GOW withdraw.

So in hopes of closing out the 2012/2013 College Football Regular Season with a winner, we offer a review of the current Army/Navy game along with some history of the the last five match ups.

The game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA the home of the Eagles(and those Temple Owls).

Straight up, Navy leads the overall series with a record of 56-49-7 , and have won the last ten in a row.

While Navy has steadily improved throughout the season, Army has been up and down, at times being in games and at times getting their doors blown off.

Both these teams have solid rushing games with Army leading College Football with 369.8 yards/game while Navy is 6th in the country at 285.5 yards/game.  Couple these running attacks with the fact that both Army and Navy have ranked 108 or higher all season in run defense and it should be a reasonable expectation that both teams will run the ball at will and chew clock.  Additionally, both teams have struggled to say the least with any kind of passing game, with Army ranked dead last and Navy not too far from them.

For the current season Air Force was their only common opponent, and both teams won their games outright as Dogs.  On 10/06/2012 Navy beat Air Force 28-21 as a 8.5 point Road Dog, and on 11/03/2012 Army beat Air Force 41-21 as a 7 point Home Dog.

Our internal Strength of Schedule Calculation moderately favors Navy for the Current Season.

Season to date, the Midshipmen are 6-4 straight up, and 3-7 ATS, and 3 Overs and 7 Unders in the Totals.

Season to date, Army is 2-8 straight up, 3-7 ATS, and 6 Overs and 4 Unders in the Totals.

Currently Navy is a 7 point Favorite and the Total is 56.5.

You can find our full Game Breakdown with Projection, here.

Below is a breakdown of the last five Army vs Navy games, including ML, ATS, and Total, and Projected Results.




We hope you find the information an asset to your handicapping and please visit our free site, GreyMatterStats, where we put this information at your fingertips.

If you find something of interest that you would like to share, please feel free to leave a comment or Tweet us  @GreyMatterStats

  1. buckleback
    December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Wannamakeabet and commented:
    GreyMatter Stats offers a solid opinion of the Army/Navy Game Matchup. The official last game of the 2012 season before we launch into Bowl season.

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