One of college football’s most storied matchups has been graced with some eerily beautiful weather conditions today. A thick fog has fallen over West Point, New York — the location for this year’s classic Army-Navy matchup.
This is the first time “America’s Game” has been played on West Point’s campus since World War II in 1943. The only other time the game was in Michie Stadium, Navy came away with the road victory.
ESPN’s College GameDay also traveled to West Point for the first time in the rivalry’s 121-year history.
This historic event couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous atmosphere.
The over-the-shoulder catch in the fog is a thing of beauty. pic.twitter.com/r5S322TWvr
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Like any great rivalry, Army vs. Navy has a closely-contested history. The overall series record dating all the way back to 1890 favors the Midshipmen 61-52-7.
Since 2000, Navy holds a 16-4 record over the Black Knights. But, Army has picked it up in recent years — winning three of the last four matchups. No. 23 Navy claimed victory in 2019 with a score of 31-7 in Philadelphia.
Army looks to be the better team this year, but you never know what could happen in this great rivalry.
The Black Knights have a solid 7-2 record this season, winning multiple games in blowout fashion. Unfortunately for Navy, the Midshipmen have been on the opposite end of that storyline — getting blown out on several occasions en route to a 3-6 record.
In typical Army-Navy game fashion, there has been one pass completion on three total attempts from both teams combined. The Black Knights lead the Midshipmen 3-0 at halftime.