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The last regular season game of the college football season will take place on the second Saturday in December when Navy and Army square off at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. In one of the best traditions in college football, these two service academies will take center stage with the Commander-in-Chief Trophy potentially on the line. There will be plenty of good-natured ribbing between cadets and midshipmen during the game, but both teams will want the honor of singing their alma mater last.
That isn’t the only college football game this week though. The FCS Quarterfinals are set to take place on Saturday, December 12, and every team is chasing North Dakota State.
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College Football Saturday, December 12, 2020
Army vs Navy | TBD
This game generally takes place around 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, but there has yet to be an official time set as of late June. Navy leads the all-time series 61-52-7, and that is largely due to some Midshipmen dominance over the last two decades. Navy defeated Army 14 straight times between 2002 and 2015.
The Black Knights broke their losing streak with a narrow 21-17 win in 2016. Army had a 14-0 lead at halftime, but it appeared that the Black Knights were on the verge of losing once more after falling behind 17-14 at the start of the fourth quarter. Ahmad Bradshaw decided that the streak was coming to an end though, marching Army down the field in a 12-play 80-yard drive on its next possession to end 15 years of heart ache.
Army edged Navy in 2017 and 2018 to win three straight games in this series for the first time since the mid-1990s, and Jeff Monken led the Black Knights to a combined record of 21-5 in those two seasons. However, the Black Knights fell off last year, losing to the Midshipmen 31-7 to close out the season 5-8. In that game, Malcolm Perry ran for a record 304 yards and two touchdowns in the Navy win.
Both these teams run the option, so you won’t see much passing when these two programs take the field. There were just five total pass attempts in last year’s edition of this rivalry game.
FCS Quarterfinals | TBD
To no one's surprise, the Bison are odds-on favorites to win the FCS Championship once again this season. North Dakota State won eight national championships last decade, and this program has won at least 12 games in each of the last nine years. They have made 10 straight postseason appearances, and their last loss in the Quarterfinals came all the way back in 2010 when they fell to Eastern Washington in overtime.
Trey Lance might not be as talented as Carson Wentz, but he is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after a sensational 2019 campaign. Lance was the first freshman in FCS history to win the Walter Payton Award, as this offense didn’t miss a beat without Easton Stick.
James Madison was the one school to top NDSU during its long streak, and the Dukes have been involved in three of the last four FCS National Championship Games. They fell 28-20 to the Bison in Frisco last season, but it might be difficult for them to make it back to the promised land. Former IUP and Elon coach Curt Cignetti lost 13 starters from his 2019 team, and the quarterback situation is very unsettled.
It’s a wonder that Jay Hill hasn’t received more consideration from FBS schools yet. Hill has led Weber State to at least a share of three straight Big Sky championships, and his defenses are consistently among the best in the nation. James Madison knocked the Wildcats out of the postseason in 2017 and 2019, but the third time may be the charm for this program. Hill has led this team to four straight postseason appearances, matching their previous total as a program.
After a decade in the wilderness, the return of Bobby Hauck has made Montana one of the elite teams in the FCS once more. The Grizzlies made the playoffs for the first time in four seasons last year, and their thrashing of Southeastern Louisiana in the first round has fans giddy about their potential in 2020.
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