What channel is Army vs. Navy on today? Time, TV schedule for the 2020 rivalry game

Written By Thomas Schlarp
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College football may have lost one rivalry when Ohio State vs. Michigan was canceled, but there's still an all-time great rivalry remaining with Navy taking on Army for the 121st time.

This year's game will be held at West Point after previously being scheduled to take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania would not allow any family or Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen to attend, so the schools changed location. This marks the first time since World War II (1943) that the game will be held on the campus of one of the academies. Around 10,000 people are expect to fill Michie Stadium.

Last year Navy defeated Army 31-7 in Philadelphia and holds a 7-3 advantage in the last 10 head-to-head matchups against Army. Both teams run a triple-option offense, so don't expect much passing. Army is expected to start Tyhier Tyler at quarterback who has completed just one pass this season, while Navy is expected to start freshman Xavier Arline. He would be just the fifth freshman quarterback to every start for the Midshipmen against Army.

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While Army (7-2) sports a far better record than Navy (3-6), the Black Knights have faced an easier schedule. Army is an independent and had to string along its schedule the best it could during a pandemic. Three of its wins were against FCS competition. Navy, meanwhile, competes in the American Athletic Conference. The two academies have played one common opponent with Army getting blown out 38-12 by Tulane, while Navy hung on to beat the Green Wave 27-24.

Navy is in current possesion of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, a trophy awarded to the winner of a round robin between Navy, Army and Air Force. Air Force already defeated Navy this season, so an Army win would eliminate the Midshipmen from retaining the trophy.

Here's everything you need to know to watch Army vs. Navy on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channels and more.

What channel is Army vs. Navy on today?

  • TV channel (national): CBS
  • Live stream: fuboTV

Army vs. Navy will be broadcast live on CBS starting at 3 p.m. ET. Fans can get a taste of the atmosphere beginning at 10 a.m. ET when ESPN's College GameDay begins its show on the West Point campus.

Army vs. Navy start time

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 12
  • Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET

The matchup between the Black Knights and Midshipmen is set to begin at 3 p.m. ET. CBS broadcasters Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will abandon their normal SEC duties and will call the action of this historic rivalry.

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Army football schedule 2020

Date Game
Sept. 5 Army 42, Middle Tennessee 0
Sept. 12 Army 37, Louisiana-Monroe 7
Sept. 26 No. 14 Cincinnati 24, Army 10
Oct. 3 Army 55, Abilene Chrisitan 23
Oct. 10 Army 14, The Citadel 9
Oct. 17 Army 28, Texas-San Antonio 16
Oct. 24 Army 49, Mercer 3
Nov. 14 Tulane 38, Army 12
Nov. 21 Army 28, Georgia Southern 27
Dec. 12 vs. Navy
Dec. 19 vs. Air Force

Navy football schedule 2020

Date Game
Sept. 7 BYU 55, Navy 3
Sept. 19 Navy 27, Tulane 24
Oct. 3 Air Force 40, Navy 7
Oct. 10 Navy 31, Temple 29
Oct. 17 Navy 27, East Carolina 23
Oct. 24 Houston 37, Navy 21
Oct. 31 No. 22 SMU 51, Navy 37
Nov. 28 Memphis 10, Navy 7
Dec. 5 Tulsa 19, Navy 6
Dec. 12 at Army

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