Don’t tell Army’s head football coach Jeff Monken, or anyone else from Army, that the Black Knights can’t beat the Navy Midshipmen. When Monken first arrived two years ago, the first thing the former Navy assistant did was change the culture of Army football from one of despair to belief.
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.