Beat Navy! But not this week

Beat Navy! An Army football player is not required – at least not yet – to have this invocation tattoed on his chest, but from the first day of spring practice it is recited like a mantra. Go Army, Beat Navy. And after having defeated Air Force last week, such a victory would carry with it an added bonus – the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, awarded to the service academy with the best record against its peers. The problem? The Black Knights have two games to play before taking on the Midshipmen, including Saturday’s game against Rutgers. And no one is more manic obsessive than Army coach Rich Ellerson about taking one play, much less one game, at a time.

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