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.
2016 Navy Season Preview
The Navy Midshipmen come into the 2015 season with one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the country. Keenan Reynolds is the latest in what has been a long line of fantastic signal callers for the Midshipmen. Reynolds accounted for 29 touchdowns as a junior, and will look to lead Navy to another great season in 2015. Navy will look to win a 14th straight against arch-rival Army this season, and Reynolds and company look up to the task as the season starts. Navy’s vaunted triple option will also include a senior backfield with split back’s Demond Brown, and DeBrandon Sanders both possessing big play speed. The top games on the Navy Midshipmen’s 2015 schedule will be against Air Force, at Notre Dame, and against Army to end the season.
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.
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 College Football Playoff
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!
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.