Army, Navy and Air Force all hit the road this week. Here are your belated week 12 Service Academy football predictions.
ARMY AT NORTH TEXAS
All three SA teams face formidable road opponents. I think Army gets the lightest load of the three in North Texas. But this will be a tough, hard fought game but I think Army will prevail because of the option and a solid Black Knight defense. A turnover or dumb penalty could turn the game to UNT.
Prediction: Army 24, North Texas 20
NAVY AT NOTRE DAME
Navy heads to South Bend to face a mad Irish squad. UND lost to Miami (Fla.) last week in a lopsided manner. Navy has some questions at quarterback so they may not be at their best. I expect Notre Dame to win this one.
Prediction: Notre Dame 34, Navy 27
AIR FORCE AT BOISE STATE
The Broncos have been on a roll and have gotten better as the season has progressed. They’ve got an explosive offense and good defense. Air Force can score but they don’t have the stout defense that they had last season. It’s tough playing in Boise on that putrid all blue field.
Prediction: Boise State 31, Air Force 21