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Expect Navy-Air Force game to be close. Here’s why

Published: October 4, 2013, 5:14 pm, by David Ramsey

Navy is a 14-point favorite to defeat Air Force in Saturday’s football game. Yes, that football game that almost didn’t happen.

That spread is too high.

Here’s why:

In the past five games between Air Force and Navy, the largest margin of victory was eight points. Three games have been decided in overtime. Navy has scored 117 total points. Air Force has scored 110.

In other words, expect a close game. Yes, I realize the Falcons have allowed 195 points in their past games. Still think this will be close game.