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The hitting started early during the Army-Navy Game Saturday. Black Knights linebacker Arik Smith wasted no time laying out Navy star fullback Jamale Carothers with an awesome hit near the line of scrimmage in the first quarter.

Watch this bone-crunching hit:

If Army is going to pull off the upset today, we’ll need to see more of these types of impact plays from the Black Knights on defense.