Army-Navy Game

Army vs. Navy live stream: Watch Armed Forces football game online

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Army vs. Navy live stream: Watch Armed Forces football game online

There's only one Division I college football game on the schedule this weekend, but it's a great one.

Army will battle Navy at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday in the 119th installment of a matchup that dates to 1890.

The Midshipmen have dominated the service acadamies' rivalry for much of the 21st century, but the Cadets recently flipped the script, beating Navy in 2016 and 2017 after losing 14 straight.

Army is favored again this season, entering with a 9-2 record with losses to Duke and Oklahoma (in overtime). The Midshipmen are 3-9 and en route to their first losing season since 2011.

There won't be many NFL prospects in this game, but at least one NFL head coach will be paying close attention. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, whose father was a coach and scout at Navy, is an avid Navy supporter and spoke at length about the rivalry Friday.

Belichick's long-snapper, Joe Cardona, also attended Navy and will be pulling for a Midshipmen upset.

Here's how and when to watch Army vs. Navy online.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: CBS Sports

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Bill Belichick flexes photographic memory while talking Army-Navy game

Bill Belichick flexes photographic memory while talking Army-Navy game

Bill Belichick can be a grumpy guy, but two topics always seem to cheer him up: Special teams and Navy football.

The latter topic came up Friday during the New England Patriots head coach's press conference, as Navy will play Army on Saturday to continue one of the oldest rivalries in college football.

Considering Belichick's father, Steve, spent over 30 years at Navy as a coach and scout, the Midshipmen hold a special place in Bill's heart -- especially when the Army-Navy game rolls around.

“When your dad coaches at Navy, that’s a huge part of your life,” Belichick said Friday. “That game is a huge part of everybody’s life at those two academies, and it extends well beyond that.

"You know in May how many days are left until you play Army.”

Belichick then was asked if he had any favorite memories from the Army-Navy games, which prompted the 66-year-old to recount in incredible detail events that happened as many as six decades ago.

"The ’62 game was (Roger) Staubach’s sophomore year," Belichick said. "They wore the skull and crossbones on the helmet. President (John F.) Kennedy was at that game. He sat right in front of us. Actually, when he was walking across the field, a guy ran through the thing and almost tackled him. It was crazy.

“The next year, of course, the game was postponed a week after President Kennedy was assassinated. That was the game where Navy stopped Army on the 4-yard line and went to the Cotton Bowl. So those were pretty memorable games.

"The ’67 game -- (Navy quarterback John) Cartwright. There were a lot of them.

"The first game I ever remember watching was the ’59 Army-Navy game. … ’59, that was (Joe) Bellino’s three-touchdown, 43-12 game. That was Coach (Wayne) Hardin’s first year as the head coach. I started going to games after that, but that one was with the babysitter watching at home. Great memories."

And you thought Sean McVay had a photographic football memory.

Belichick is known for his incredible attention to detail, so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised he knows the box score of a football game from 1959 -- especially when it involves his beloved Midshipmen.

The Patriots have a tricky matchup with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but we'd imagine Belichick will carve out some time Saturday at 3 p.m. ET to check out the 119th installment of Army-Navy.

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PFT: Belichick can still diagram his dad’s Navy plays from 1959

PFT: Belichick can still diagram his dad’s Navy plays from 1959

CBS interviewed Patriots coach Bill Belichick and 1960 Heisman winner Joe Bellino from Navy as part of its Army-Navy Game coverage Saturday.

Belichick's father, Steve, was an assistant coach at Navy when Bellino played there, and little Bill, then 7, took it all in. So much so, that 57 years later, Belichick can still diagram the 27 F Trap play that his dad used to drew up in the 1959 season for Bellino.

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