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Army Black Knights 2017 football schedule announced

West Point has published the Black Knights’ 2017 schedule

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While the West Point Army football schedule was announced back in December of 2015, let’s take a quick look at the schedule to get a refresher.

2017 West Point Army Football Schedule

Sept. 1 vs. Fordham (FCS)

Sept. 9 vs. Buffalo

Sept. 16 at Ohio State

Sept. 23 at Tulane

Sept. 30 vs. UTEP

Oct. 7 at Rice

Oct. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan

Oct. 21 vs. Temple

Oct. 28 OFF

Nov. 4 at Air Force

Nov. 11 vs. Duke

Nov. 18 at North Texas

Nov. 25 OFF

Dec. 2 OFF

Dec. 9 v. Navy (at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly)


Analysis

  • Army is finally at the point where they can play an FCS tune-up game to open the season and won’t have to worry about losing the game.
  • The Knights host a couple of New York squads in Buffalo and Fordham and nearby Temple in Philly before playing the neutral site Army/Navy game in Philly as well.
  • Army has a mid-season bye week as well as two off weeks in a row before the big rivalry match-up with Navy.
  • Army travels to some great recruiting locations in Houston, TX (Rice), Dallas/Fort Worth area (North Texas), Columbus, Ohio (OSU) and New Orleans (Tulane). That’s a great way to get your product out around the country for a national-recruiting program like Army.
  • Army could walk away with 7-8 wins off of this schedule, which would be another winning season and bowl berth. It would be the first Army back-to-back winning seasons since the 1988-1990 seasons where it was three winning seasons in a row, and first back-to-back bowl births since 1984-1985- all of these streaks under former Head Coach Jim Young.
  • Army/Navy will have more momentum than ever after Army broke the drought in 2016. Coach Ken stayed put at Navy after rumors in 2015 of a move to BYU, and in 2016 of a move to Cal. Monken vs Ken should become an annual battle instead of a guaranteed Navy victory.