Arguably the biggest tradition of every college football season is the Army vs. Navy game, which is coming up at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 on CBS. The Army-Navy game features custom uniforms designed specifically for each annual contest and they're usually two of the best alternate uniforms of the entire season.
Both teams have released what the alternate uniforms are going to look like for the 2021 contest, so let's have a look.
Navy is choosing to honor the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet with its uniforms for the 122nd meeting.
"Using one of the most famous naval career paths as an inspiration, the 2021 'Fly Navy' uniform highlights classic American symbolism and the most utilized multirole fighter jet in aircraft carrier aviation, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet ... the Super Hornet will remain the backbone of the carrier air wing well into the future," Navy's website says.
While the official name of the fighter jet is the Super Hornet, the aircraft is unofficially known as "the rhino" in terms of operational use. The nickname was given to the jet because of the rhino-like protrusion on the front of the aircraft.
As for Army's threads, the Black Knights will honor the Special Forces Operational Detachment Alphas (ODAs) from the 5th Special Forces Group.
"In the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alphas (ODAs) from the 5th Special Forces Group were called upon to rapidly deploy from Fort Campbell, KY to Afghanistan," Army's website read. "These are the ODAs we honor with this year's Army-Navy uniform—the ODAs of Task Force Dagger.:
The 2021 installment of the Army/Navy Game will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Navy leads the all-time series 61-53-7, but Army has won four of the past five meetings, including a 15-0 victory in the 2020 matchup.