Navy first fielded a football team in 1879. In 1926 Navy would share its lone National Championship with 2 other teams, when Navy, Alabama, and Stanford all had undefeated seasons. Navy has produced two Heisman Trophy winners - Joe Bellino in 1960 and Roger Staubach in 1963. Starting in 2003, Navy has improved tremendously each year, and the Midshipmen will look to continue that trend. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Navy Midshipmen football tickets.
2015 Navy Season Preview
Ken Niumatalolo and the Navy Midshipmen had another banner year in 2013. Navy won 9 games, including beating Air Force and arch-rival Army to claim the Commander in Chief’s Trophy for the 9th time since 2003. The Midshipmen’s renowned triple-option offense looks to continue to roll in 2014 with star quarterback Keenan Reynolds returning for his junior season. He will have plenty of help orchestrating the rushing attack from senior running back Noah Copeland who has been one of the Midshipmen’s top players over the last 2 seasons. Niumatolo’s defense will be anchored by senior linebackers Chris Johnson, Jordan Drake, and James Britton. Navy travels to Colorado to take on Air Force, and will play Army in Baltimore for the final game of the season. Other interesting games for Navy will be week 1 against Ohio State, and November 1st against Notre Dame.
Check out our Navy Midshipmen Season Preview History page for previews of previous Midshipmen seasons.
Navy Midshipmen Football at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Address: 550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Navy plays their home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Maryland. The yearly Army-Navy game, however, isn't played in Annapolis. Instead it takes place at a neutral site in Philadelphia, Baltimore, or East Rutherford, New Jersey. Attend a Navy game and witness for yourself the tradition and honor associated with an Armed Forces athletic event. The Navy Midshipmen home bench is on the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium sideline with sections 1-8. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium parking is covered in our Midshipmen event guide.
Navy vs. Army
Arguably the quintessential rivalry in all of college football, both schools seasons ride on this game. The two teams play on a neutral field for the right to “sing second,” as both alma maters are played at the conclusion of the game, with the winning team singing last. After playing over 110 times, the Midshipmen own a slight advantage in wins. The atmosphere and respect involved with this rivalry transcends sport and it is a highlight of every season.
Navy vs. Maryland
Known as the “Crab Bowl Classic,” this game is between the two most storied college football programs in the state of Maryland, with the winner taking home the “Crab Bowl Trophy.” Played over 20 times since 1905, Navy has enjoyed great success in this rivalry, winning the first 8 editions. The rivalry is currently suspended on the field, but passion and tensions still run high between these two powerhouses.
Navy vs. Rutgers
Dating back to 1891, this rivalry was renewed in 1995 and has produced some of the best games of the last decade. The Midshipmen and Scarlet Knights have battled back and forth for a leg up in this series, with neither team gaining a solid edge. Both teams have seen a similar resurgence over the last decade making future matchups all the more enticing.
Navy Midshipmen in Bowl Games and the BCS National Championship
The Midshipmen, who represent the United States Naval Academy, are one of College Football’s proudest programs. They have tons of recent success, reaching bowl games in almost every year since 2003. Because they play in the Independent conference they are not eligible for Conference Championships, but that hasn’t stopped them from racking up over 600 all-time wins! Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big East Conference Championship Game.
Navy Midshipmen Event Guide
What’s the best way to get to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium?
You can take the Harry S. Truman Shuttle Service that runs every 20 minutes to the stadium. If you are driving to the stadium, you can park at the Germantown Elementary School on the corner of Cedar Park Drive and Glen Ave. for $20.
What’s the best place to eat at in Annapolis if you’re in town for a game?
O’Learys Seafood is a great place to have dinner. If you’re in Maryland, it has to be seafood and this is the best of the best. Try the crab cakes and you won’t be disappointed.
Do children need a ticket?
Children two and under do not need a ticket unless the child is occupying a seat.