Army football had their best season since 1996 last season; going 10-3, beating Air Force and Navy to win the Commender-in-Chief’s Trophy. In the past two years, Army has gone 18-5; there is no doubt that Black Knights football is on the up and up and head coach Jeff Monken will look to have his team win back-to-back CiC’s and in the Top-25 this coming season.
Let’s take a look at the schedule:
- Week 1: at Duke(7-6 ACC)
- Week 2: Liberty(6-5 Big South**)
- Week 3: Hawaii(3-9 Mountain West)
- Week 4: at Oklahoma(12-2 Big XII)
- Week 5: at Buffalo(6-6 MAC)
- Week 6: BYE
- Week 7: at San Jose State(2-11 Mountain West)
- Week 8: Miami(OH)(5-7 MAC)
- Week 9: at Eastern Michigan(5-7 MAC)
- Week 10: Air Force(5-7 Mountain West)
- Week 11: Lafayette(3-8 Patriot League)
- Week 12: Colgate(7-4 Patriot League)
- Week 13: BYE
- Week 14: BYE
- Week 15 Navy(7-6 American)
It will be interesting to see how who gets the starting QB spot and how the O-Line regroups after losing NFL prospect Brett Toth, Bryce Holland, Josh Boylan, and Mike Houghton.
The Black Knights of the Hudson have two very important stretches during their 2018 campaign; the first one comes in weeks 4-9. Four of those five games come on the road, one of which comes against a team who can give Army problems on the road; Buffalo beat the Black Knights 23-20 in overtime in 2016.
Army goes to Oklahoma; who knows, they might be able to pull off the upset, but fans should be ok if the Black Knights go 4-1 or maybe even 3-2 during this five-game stretch.
The other one is weeks 10-12, Army has to go 3-0 in these games, beating Air Force is vital and not getting upset by FCS teams is just as important(5-3 against FCS opponents since 2012).
Army could make it out of 2018 with one loss, and with some magic and an upset in Norman, go undefeated.
This season is going to be a fun one, stay tuned for a full preview closer to the start of the season.