Navy will be one of only 2 opponents for Air Force football originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Despite having their conference slate cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, the Air Force Academy’s football season will still go forward with two games scheduled against other service academies, including the Naval Academy.
Air Force and Navy will meet on the gridiron as scheduled on Oct. 3 as part of an abbreviated two-game schedule for the Falcons (they will also face Army on Nov. 7). The game will kick off at 4 p.m. and will be played in front of cadets only as the base remains closed to the general public.
The Mountain West Conference postponed its 2020 football season this past August, but Air Force is still allowed to face Army and Navy to compete for the annual Commander-in-Chief’s trophy, which is awarded to the yearly winner of the football series between the three service academies. Navy is the current holder of the trophy, while Air Force leads the all-time series with 20 victories.
Navy, which opened its season with a 55-3 loss to BYU on Sept. 7, has a full schedule ahead of them including a game at Tulane this Saturday. The Midshipen are scheduled to host Army on Dec. 12 in Annapolis.