Navy vs. Air Force live stream, watch online, TV channel, kickoff time, football game odds, prediction
The battle for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy gets started on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado
The race for the 51st Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy begins Saturday when Navy faces Air Force. The annual award given to the team with the best record of the three service academies (including Army) is one of the great highlights and traditions in college football, and after a 2021 season where the three schools split the series for the fifth time, the excitement for an outright winner is higher than ever.
Army “retained” the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy as a result of the split, but that retention was met with some disappointment because it was Navy’s upset win in the Army vs. Navy Game at the end of the season that led to all three schools having a 1-1 record in the series. Navy is looking to bring that same upset-friendly approach to Saturday’s showdown in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as Air Force has won three of the last four meetings against the Midshipmen and enters the game as a heavy favorite.
While some rivalry games include the phrase “throw out the record books,” it is actually those books themselves that speak to the pride in this particular matchup in the history of the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy. Air Force (20) and Navy (16) have combined for 36 of the 45 outright wins in the history of the series, and in every season from 1997 to 2016, it was the winner of this game that would go on to win the trophy. So not only is this the first edition of the coveted rivalry series, but potentially the most impactful in determining the winner.
How To Watch Navy vs. Air Force
- Date: Saturday, October 01
- Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
- Venue:Falcon Stadium, USAF Academy, CO
- How To Watch: CBS
- Online streaming: FuboTV (Try for free.)
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Navy vs. Air Force: Need to know
Air Force offense is dominant on the ground: Air Force led the nation in rushing in 2020 and 2021, so it’s not a huge surprise to see the Falcons leading the nation again here through four weeks of the season. But even for this program, the 2022 season has gotten off to a special start. The Falcons are currently averaging a whopping 412.3 rushing yards per game, a mark that’s more than 80 yards per game higher than the rushing title averages of the last two seasons. The 2022 average is likely to regress a little with more games added to the season totals, but the fact that Air Force is leading the way should be no surprise. This is an offense that has had one really off day in a loss against Wyoming, but otherwise has been so efficient that there have been two games where the Falcons have not punted.