NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Army visits the Yale Bowl for the first time in 26 years on Saturday to renew a rivalry that once helped determine which was the best team in college football.
This season, the Black Knights (1-2) needed a waiver from the NCAA to play the game without hurting their bowl eligibility, because Yale (1-0) does not offer scholarships.
The game is part of a season-long celebration in New Haven of the 100th anniversary of the Yale Bowl, the first football stadium to completely surround the playing field.
The game will be the 46th meeting of the teams since 1893, but the first since a 1996 game at Army. The teams haven't played in New Haven since 1988 and the school is expecting the largest crowd of the season, perhaps more than 40,000 people.
Yale is coming off a 54-43 season-opening win against Lehigh. Army has lost consecutive games to Stanford and Wake Forest after opening with a win over Buffalo.