One of the college football’s most storied college rivalries and settings isn’t going to distract Army linebacker Andre Carter.
Carter will be dialed in on the task at hand – defeating Navy and capturing the Commander in Chief’s trophy at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
“After the game, maybe, if we end up getting the win, you definitely take it in,” said Carter, who is second in the nation with 14.5 sacks. “Pregame, I would definitely say you have to be locked in.”
Army is a 7-point favorite over Navy in the 122nd meeting of college football’s most historic rivalry Saturday.
The Black Knights have won four of the last five games including a 15-0 win at Michie Stadium last season. Army has allowed just four touchdowns in the four wins.
A driving force for Army is winning the Commander in Chief’s trophy outright with a victory. Army would retain the trophy if Navy wins.
Sal Interdonato (Black Knight Nation): Army 28, Navy 14. This isn’t the year to throw the records out. Army is the better team. Period. Better offensively. Better defensively. The Black Knights’ offense has not turned the ball over during their current four-game winning streak. If that trend continues, Army should win somewhat comfortably.
Predictions from around college football
Kevin McGuire (Athlon Sports): Army 17, Navy 13
Pete Fiutak (College Football News): Army 23, Navy 16
Jonathan Willis (Vegas Insider): Army 17, Navy 13