Preview: Army vs Navy 2012

Army (2-9) vs Navy (7-4): 3pm ET on CBS/ March-On at 12pm on CBS Sports

  • This year’s game marks the first time since 2005 that the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy (named for you-know-who) is on the line in the Army-Navy game.  The trophy is presented annually to the winner of the football games among the three Service Academies (Army, Navy, Air Force).
  • This series first began in 1890.

What to know about Navy:

  • Navy has won 13 of the last 15 against Army.
  • Navy has been really strong in the second half against their last nine opponents, outscoring them 146-80 and allowing just eight second half touchdowns in those nine games.
  • Navy’s four losses this year were to #1 Notre Dame, #24 San Jose State and Penn State (8-4)
  • Navy is currently ranked second in penalties (3.4 per game) and in penalty yards per game (26.5).
  • Navy has had 1 US President (Jimmy Carter) and of course, Roger Staubach.
  • U.S. Naval Academy graduates include Ross Perot, John McCain and David Robinson.

What to know about Army:

  • Army leads the nation in rushing.
  • Quarterback Trent Steelman has started for Army for four years and to anyone’s knowledge, is the only quarterback to start 4 games against Navy.
  • West Point graduates were on both sides of the battles in 55 out of 60 fought in the Civil War.
  • U. S. Military Academy graduates include Robert E. Lee, George Gordon Meade, Jubal A. Early, Braxton Bragg, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Philip Henry Sheridan, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Norman Schwarzkopf and Mike Krzyyzewski.

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