Both teams enjoyed successful, bounce back-type seasons and the two will try to make one last statement in their first-ever meeting. Arizona State ended its 2012 regular season with a win over the rival Arizona Wildcats on the road, giving the Sun Devils a winning, 5-4, record in the Pac-12 and ending their regular season on a two-game winning streak.
Navy, a FBS independent school, ended its season on a two-game winning streak of its own, including a victory in the famed Army-Navy showdown the weekend after most football teams' seasons had come to a close.
Navy has featured an array of performers all season, as only running back Gee Gee Greene accounted for more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage for the 8-4 Midshipmen. Quarterback Keenan Reynolds was efficient, however, passing for eight touchdowns to just one interception.
Game date and time
Dec. 29, 1 p.m. PST
AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.
Arizona State is favored by more than two touchdowns, 14.5 points, against the Midshipmen
Last year’s game
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