Navy Midshipmen News
12-8-14: The Navy Midshipmen took the week off to rest up and prepare for their most bitter College Football rival. It’s that time of the year again as Navy takes on the Army Black Knights on the road inside M&T Bank Stadium. Navy will head into the week fresh off two straight victories which pushed their record to 6-5 on the season entering their final game of the year. Army meanwhile came into the contest sporting a 4-7 record after beating Fordham last week at home before also taking this week off to prepare for Navy. If you are a fan of high scoring passing games this contest is not going to be for you as Army and Navy sport the 6th best and 2nd best rushing attacks in all of College Football respectively. Navy’s rushing attack has been led by their quarterback as Keenan Reynolds has run for more yards, 1,082, than he has thrown for, 749 yards, this season. Reynolds has also thrown for five touchdowns while rushing for a staggering 20 TD’s so if Army wants to win this rivalry game they are going to have to prioritize stopping Reynolds for the defense.
For Navy’s defense the main task for the Midshipmen will be to stop Army’s running back Larry Dixon who has already gained 1,012 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. Army’s QB Angel Santiago is the team’s second leading rusher as well gaining 793 yards and 10 touchdowns coming into the contest. There will be very little throwing in the contest as both team’s QB’s have combined for just 10 passing touchdowns but there still should be plenty of offense to go around for both teams. Navy is averaging 34.5 points per game for the 33rd best offense in the nation while Army is scoring 26.3 points per game which is the 84th best offensive attack in College Football.
This should be an entertaining game between two rival schools just like it is every single season. Be sure to get your Navy tickets for next week’s rivalry game with Army for the game inside M&T Bank Stadium. The game will be played at 3:00 pm ET and can be seen on television on CBS.
11-9-14: The Navy Midshipmen took the week off this week to prepare for the Georgia Southern Eagles as they will host the Eagles on November, 15 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy is 4-5 on the season after losing to Notre Dame last week and GA Southern is 7-2 and 6-0 in the Sun Belt Conference after rattling off six straight wins. GA Southern almost shocked the nation by defeating Georgia Tech at the beginning of the season before a costly fumble let the Yellow Jackets back into the contest. If that fumble does not occur it is very likely that the Eagles would be on an eight game winning streak entering this contest. While Navy takes off this week to rest and prepare GA Southern is traveling to Texas State for a conference game. This game should be fun to watch as the contest matches the #1 ranked rushing offense in the nation in Georgia Southern against the #2 ranked rushing offense in Navy head to head. GA Southern is averaging a whopping 404.2 rushing yard per game this season while Navy trails with a 350.4 yards per game average. This may be one of those games where whoever gets the ball last will win this game. Get your Navy tickets for next Saturday’s home game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium as the Midshipmen host the Georgia Southern Eagles. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
11-3-14: The Navy Midshipmen hosted the #6 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish this week at home in the FedEx Field in a non-conference matchup for both teams. Navy came into the game with a two game winning streak on the line and a 4-4 record while Notre Dame took their first loss of the season against Florida State two weeks ago that dropped their record to 6-1 on the season. Navy played a Notre Dame team well for much of this contest when on paper they had no reason to be in this game. Notre Dame is a much better team offensively and defensively but Navy was in the contest until the fourth quarter. Notre Dame went into the final quarter down 31-28 to Navy before storming back with a strong fourth quarter. Two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter in less than three minutes had the Fighting Irish back on top with a 42-31 lead. Navy made things interesting with a touchdown and a two point conversion to bring the Midshipmen back to a 42-39 score but Notre Dame’s Everett Golson sealed the victory with an 8 yard run with just 1:27 left in the contest. Notre Dame went on to win the game by the score of 49-39 to improve their record to 7-1. With the loss Navy dropped their record to 4-5 on the season. Get your Navy tickets for the game two Saturday’s from now when the Midshipmen host the Georgia Southern Eagles at home in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
10-27-14: The Navy Midshipmen hosted the San Jose State Spartans this week at home in Navy-Marine CorpsMemorial Stadium in a non-conference game for both teams. Navy is fresh off a victory over VMI that snapped a three game losing streak and improved their record to 3-4 on the season while San Jose State won their second game in a row last week improving their overall record to 3-3 and 2-1 in the MW Conference this season. If the fans were looking for a shootout between these two clubs that’s exactly what they got in this contest as these two teams traded scoring drives from whistle to whistle. Surprisingly the first quarter was pretty quiet as San Jose State managed a field goal for the only scoring drive but the second quarter saw the offenses come to life. All in all Navy mustered three touchdowns and a field goal as time expired while the Spartans put two touchdown drives on the board as the Midshipmen led the Spartans by the score of 24-17 at the half. Navy kept the pressure on San Jose State in the second half putting three more scoring drives together while holding the Spartans offense to a touchdown and a field goal. Navy won the game by the score of 41-31 improving their record to 4-4 while San Jose State dropped their over record to 3-4 on the season. Get your Navy tickets for the next Midshipmen game as the team hosts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next Saturday at home in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on televisionon CBS.
10-20-14: The Navy Midshipmen will take the week off to rest and prepare for their matchup next Saturday against the San Jose State Spartans at home in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy is 3-4 on the season while San Jose State sports a 2-3 record with a 1-1 MW Conference record heading into the week. While Navy is off undoubtedly studying film and tape San Jose State is traveling to Wyoming to take on their MW Conference rivals the Wyoming Cowboys in a primer game for the Spartans. The Spartans have struggled on both sides of the football this season and should struggle stopping the Navy rushing attack led by Noah Copeland and Chris Swain. Navy is averaging the third best rushing output in all of college football per game this season as the Midshipmen average a whopping 342.1 yards per game on the ground. If San Jose State wants to focus on one single aspect of the game it can be the running game as Navy is only averaging 96.7 yards per game in the air this season. Navy has a one dimensional offense but a defense that has also been less than stellar allowing 27.1 points per game this season. San Jose State is averaging only 21.0 points per game on the season so this looks to be an easy victory for the Midshipmen next week at home. Get your Navy tickets for the next Midshipmen game as the team travels home next Saturday to take on the San Jose State Spartans in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 1:00 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
10-15-14: The Navy Midshipmen hosted the Virginia Military Institute this week at home in Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium. Navy had lost three games in a row heading into the contest and had a 2-4 record while VMI had a 1-5 and 0-3 record in the Southern Conference. Navy jumped all over VMI early and often in this contest as the Midshipmen jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead after just one quarter. Navy followed this up with a big second quarter including three touchdowns, one on an interception return, and a safety to take a huge 37-7 lead into halftime. By the time the fourth quarter came around Navy had eclipsed the half century mark as Navy took a 51-7 lead and ended up winning the game by the score of 51-14. Navy had 434 yards of total offense in the contest while holding VMI to just 262 yards and just 60 of them coming on the ground. The biggest difference in the game came down to third and fourth down conversions as VMI was only 4-15 on third downs and 1-4 on fourth downs in the contest while Navy converted 6-9 third down attempts in the game. Navy improved their record to 3-4 with the victory while VMI dropped their own record to 1-6 on the season. Be sure to get your Navy tickets for the next Midshipmen game two Saturday’s from now as the team hosts the San Jose State Spartans on October 25rd at home in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 1:00 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Network.
10-6-14: The Navy Midshipmen traveled this week to Air Force to take on the Air Force Falcons in Falcon Stadium. Navy was 2-3 on the young college football season heading into the game while Air Force was an impressive 3-1 on the season heading into play this afternoon. Navy had their hands full with the Air Force offense all game long in this contest and trailed the Falcons by the score of 14-7 after the first quarter. Navy’s Keenan Reynolds did run a 10 yard touchdown in to tie the game in the second quarter as the team headed into the half with a 14-14 tie. The defenses would take over in the third quarter as only one touchdown was scored, a Kale Pearson three yard touchdown pass to Garrett Griffin, as Air Force took a 21-14 lead heading into the final quarter. Air Force managed to tack on a field goal to take a 24-14 lead before Navy marched down the field and inched closer on a 40 yard Kennan Reynolds pass to DeBrandon Sanders that capped off an eight play and 75 yard drive to pull within three at 24-21. Air Force put the final nail in the coffin as Kale Pearson threw a 13 yard touchdown pass to Garrett Brown with just 0:35 to seal the deal and the game for the Falcons. The final score was 30-21 in favor of the Air Force Falcons as they improved their record to 4-1 while Navy’s record continued to slide at 2-4. Be sure to grab some Navy tickets for the next Midshipmen game next Saturday as they take on the Virginia Military Institute Keydets at home in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
10-1-14: The Navy Midshipmen hosted the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers this week at home in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy was 2-2 entering the game and faced off with the 1-2 Western Kentucky team of Conference USA. These two teams traded touchdowns and scoring drives in the first half with Navy running the ball into the end zone twice and Western Kentucky scoring a touchdown and two field goals to go into half time with the score 14-13 in favor of the Midshipmen. Navy came out almost immediately in the second half and put another seven points on the board on a 19 yard run by Toneo Gulley but that was when the Hilltoppers took control of this game. Western Kentucky answered with two scoring drives of their own including a touchdown and a field goal in the third quarter to take a 22-21 lead heading into the fourth quarter. These two teams battled throughout the fourth and Navy made things interesting when Kennan Reynolds ran the ball in from two yards out to bring Navy within two at 29-27. Navy tried and failed at a two point conversion and the defense allowed another touchdown with just 0:45 left in the game which sealed the fate of the Midshipmen on this day as Navy fell to Western Kentucky in a heartbreaker 36-27. Navy went 2-11 on third down conversions which really became the story and the deciding factor in this contest for the Midshipmen. Get your Navy tickets for next week’s Midshipmen game against the Air Force Falcons on the road in Falcon Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
9-22-14: The Navy Midshipmen hosted the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this week at home in Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Navy and Rutgers came into this contest with identical 2-1 records so something would have to give in this game. Navy played a tough Rutgers team well but ultimately the Scarlet Knights offense was too much for the Midshipmen as they fell to Rutgers by the score of 31-24. Rutgers won this game by keeping the Navy offense sitting on the bench as the Scarlet Knights held the ball for 35:54 of the 60 minute game rushing the ball 56 times. Navy failed to get their running game going this evening as their quarterback Keenan Reynolds was forced to rush 19 times while only gaining 25 yards. Rutgers had three rushers go over the 80 yard mark in the game which was ultimately the deciding factor. Rutgers improved their record to 3-1 on the season while Navy fell to .500 with a 2-2 record. Get your tickets for Navy’s next game as the Midshipmen will host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at home in Navy-Marine Corps Stadium next Saturday. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
9-16-14: The Navy Midshipmen football team traveled to Bobcat Stadium to take on the Texas State Bobcats of the Sunbelt Conference. Navy came to play early and scored the first four touchdowns in the game to take an early 28-0 lead over the Bobcats before Texas State scored with just 0:43 left in the half. Navy’s defense did their job in the second half although they did allow three more touchdowns in the second half and the offense did just enough tacking on one more as the Midshipmen went on to win by the score of 35-21. Navy ran the ball a staggering 57 times and gained a healthy 352 yards on the ground controlling the clock for 32:18 in the game. Texas State shot themselves in the foot during the game committing 11 penalties for 125 yards which ended up being the deciding factor in the game. Get your Navy tickets for next week’s game as the Midshipmen will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at home in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
9-8-14: The Navy Midshipmen football team traveled this week to face off with the Temple Owls in a game that ended by the score of 31-24 in favor of the road team. Navy’s first win of the young season came on the legs of their running game, specifically Keenan Reynolds, Noah Copeland, and Chris Swain. Reynolds carried the ball 21 times for 173 yards while Copeland and Swain had 12 and 11 carries and 84 and 70 yards respectively. The Midshipmen had a total of 517 yards for the game and 487 of them came on the ground on a total of 63 rushing attempts. Temple did not help their own cause with six penalties in the game for 56 yards or by giving the ball away twice but the Owls did make it interesting late by going 4-5 on fourth down conversions in the game. Next week the Midshipmen will look to start a winning streak when they travel to take on Texas State. The game will be played in prime time on ESPN News so be sure to grab your tickets for that game.