Browsing: Keenan Reynolds

Sick of spirit spots? Done with uniform updates? Ready for some football? For college gridiron die-hards and once-a-year big-game watchers alike, here’s what you need to know entering Saturday’s Army-Navy showdown. Who, where, when: Navy (7-4) vs. Army (2-9), Saturday, 3 p.m. Eastern, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Weather: Accuweather.com says to think spring — a few pregame showers, with temperatures approaching 60. Quick history: It’s the 113th meeting between the teams. Navy leads the series 56-49-7 and has won 10 straight, most in series history. Army’s last win came in Philadelphia in 2001 in Veterans Stadium, which no longer…

What Mids fans need to know entering the last game of the regular season — because there’s nothing regular about Army-Navy: Who, where, when: Texas State (3-6, 1-3 Western Athletic Conference) at Navy (6-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone and Todd Christensen have the call) Gambling is illegal in most states: Navy is a 13.5-point favorite. Firsts: It’s the Bobcats’ first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Navy’s playing Texas State for the first time. It also might be the first time a team that gave up 41 points the week before (Navy lost 41-31 to…

What you need to know as the bowl-bound Mids try to extend their winning streak. Who, where, when: Navy (6-3) at Troy (4-5, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference), Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Central (3:30 p.m. Eastern). TV: ESPN3 (Dave Weekley and Forrest Conoly have the call; direct link to the game here) Gambling is illegal in most states: Navy’s a 1-point favorite, but Troy was favored early in the week. This Navy cornerback was recently featured on “Jeopardy!”: Who is Wave Ryder? Different directions: Troy hosts Navy after suffering a heartbreaking loss at Tennessee last week; the Vols scored 21 fourth-quarter points…

What Mids fans need to know as Navy attempts to turn a 1-3 start into a bowl-eligible season. Who, where, when: Florida Atlantic (2-6, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference) at Navy (5-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone and Todd Christensen have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Navy is a 16.5-point favorite. Why?: FAU’s rushing defense ranks 98th in the country, allowing 201 yards a game. While some of that damage was done in nonconference blowout losses to Georgia and Alabama, the rest came mostly at the hands of the Sun Belt, where FAU’s 1-4…

What Navy fans need to know as homecoming weekend kicks off. Who, when, where: Indiana (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) at Navy (3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone and Todd Christensen have the call. Gambling is illegal in most states: Navy is a 2.5-point favorite. Seriously, it’s illegal: Navy makes a rare appearance in the top spot of this handicapper’s picks column; he suggests an over/under of 60 points (a way to gamble on the point total; if you bet “over” 60 points and it’s 31-30, you win no matter which team wins) is too low for…

The latest on a variety of service academy depth-chart issues: Air Force: The Falcons’ backfield kept the team’s training staff busy after Saturday’s win over Wyoming — seniors Connor Dietz, Cody Getz and Mike DeWitt, along with sophomore Broam Hart, all are nursing injuries, according to The Denver Post. Getz, the nation’s No. 2-ranked rusher, is questionable with an ankle injury, as is fullback Hart (broken bone in wrist, damaged knuckles). Dietz (sore shoulders, knee) and DeWitt (lingering foot injury) are more likely to play Saturday against New Mexico, the Post reports. Army: Senior linebacker Nate Combs will miss Saturday’s…

Eight tidbits for service academy football fans after a busy weekend. 1. Cowboy coach: I’m sorry. Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen apologized Sunday, via a school news release, for his heated postgame exchange with Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun on Saturday — and his postgame interview that all but accused Calhoun of cheating. At issue: When Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz lost his helmet on a fourth-quarter drive and had to miss a play, Christensen said he thought the QB and Air Force coaches may have exaggerated their concern over a possible head injury, giving the Falcons enough time…

What Navy fans need to know about the Mids’ appearance under the Friday-night lights: Who, where, when: Navy (2-3) at Central Michigan (2-3, 0-2 Mid-American Conference), Friday, 8 p.m. TV: ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn and Rod Gilmore have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Central Michigan is a two-point favorite. Meet your starter: Freshman Keenan Reynolds takes over quarterbacking duties from junior Trey Miller. Miller was unable to practice Wednesday due to a nagging ankle injury, according to The Washington Post, making head coach Ken Niumatalolo’s decision easier. The Washington Times reports Reynolds will be the first freshman to…

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