The last week of college football’s regular season is reserved for the truest of all amateur sporting events. With no other games this Saturday, teams from West Point and Annapolis take the field in Philadelphia before a captive national audience. The Army and Navy squads carry few — if any — NFL prospects, so the game is a true showcase for amateur competition on college football’s national stage.
Navy and Air Force meet on the gridiron in Annapolis, Maryland, Saturday, Oct. 3, in what has become a great and competitive college football rivalry. This contest is the first game in the quest to win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, the triangular football series between the three major service academy teams: the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights, the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons. The winning team of the series is invited to the White House to meet the president and has bragging rights among the service academies for the next year.