2014 Army/Navy Football Game
Arguably the nation's top rivalry game, the Army/Navy Game is played on a neutral
field every year, with the 2014 edition being played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Dec. 13, 2014. Home of the Baltimore
Ravens. M&T Bank Stadium is large enough to fit the incredible amount of spectators who fill the stands every year to
see student athletes from two incredible institutions compete, making it just one of those games that you absolutely don't
want to miss out on if you're looking for some amazing tradition to go along with some bone-jarring football. The athletes
who play for these two schools not only serve their institution, but their country, achieving glory far beyond the gridiron
and giving fans plenty of reasons to head out and cheer them on in a game that extends beyond just football.
for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is truly America's Game, and you will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity
to experience a game that is less about scouting and future draft ramifications, but about the purity of the game and its
athletes. Though there are lots of different rivalries that grab the national attention, Army-Navy is the cream of the crop,
bringing together fans from both sides for a matchup sure to be loaded with nail-biting moments that will have you at the
edge of your seat in no time.
Army/Navy Game Team Info
College football action is a national pastime,
with the Saturday game day experience practically a ritual for players and fans. A game played for the bragging rights within
inter-service sports, the Army/Navy game is a thrilling experience for fans who are treated to a clash of warriors, players
who play for the love of the game and with mutual respect for the players on the other side of the line of scrimmage. This
is a game that goes back many generations and is still absolutely as good as it gets if you're looking for a college football
rivalry, making M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore the absolute place to be if you're looking for a little bone-jarring excitement.
Army/Navy Game Football Experience
This football game is one that all sports fans should experience first-hand
the pageantry of the game, of the traditions of both institutions. Watching this game on television, a fan could never get
the full grasp of the rows of cadets and midshipmen in their uniforms, standing and cheering on their team. Don't miss the
chance to experience this one of a kind sporting event that is about so much more than football as the Black Knights and the
Midshipmen clash on the gridiron in front of tens of thousands of great fans that head out to the stands to make sure they
don't miss a second of the action. Though it's tempting to just stay at home or even catch the highlights, there is still
absolutely nothing quite like being there when the game is still up in the air and the buzz of the crowd is getting taken
to the next level in anticipation of an epic finale.
Army/Navy Game Football History
The Army/Navy Game
originated in 1890, when an Army cadet named Dennis Mahan Michie was challenged by his Naval counterparts to engage in a game,
leading to the first inter-service clash. After a period when the matchup was suspended, in 1898 it was decided that the rivalry
would be renewed, but would be played on a neutral field, beginning with Franklin Field in Philadelphia. To this day, the
City of Brotherly Love has been the primary site of this historic matchup, though it's also been played at other major venues
in the area. There are many memorable moments in this historic rivalry, including 1926, when the game was held in Chicago.
This game christened the new stadium, Soldier Field, which was built to honor lost soldiers of World War I. The game would,
quite perfectly, end in a 21-21 tie.
Though neither team is considered a college football powerhouse these days, in
the middle of the 20th Century, Army and Navy were often the best teams in the country, with multiple Heisman Trophy winners
and four National Championships between them. One of the rivalry's biggest stars is Navy quarterback Roger Staubach. Staubach
played for the Midshipmen in the golden age of Navy football, leading them to a #2 ranking in 1930 on his way to winning the
Heisman Trophy by a landslide. There have been plenty of other great players on both sides as well, and this is a game that
has enough playmakers to have fans on their feet on the regular whenever a new chapter is added to the legacy of this great
Army/Navy Game Football Trivia
Did you know that Roger Staubach is one of four players
to win both the Heisman and a Super Bowl MVP?
In addition to legendary quarterback Staubach, this small class of athletes
included Jim Plunkett, who won the Heisman Trophy while at Stanford University in 1970 and Super Bowl MVP in 1981 for the
Oakland Raiders. Running back Marcus Allen starred for the University of Southern California Trojans, winning the Heisman
Trophy Award in 1981 and winning Super Bowl MVP honors for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1983. The final member of this incredible
list of football players is wide receiver and special team icon Desmond Howard. While playing for the Green Bay Packers, Howard
won the Super Bowl MVP honors in 1997 after running for 244 all-purpose yards and a touchdown.
The annual game between the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen is an enduring rivalry that has stood the test
of time, inspiring people in and out of the military services to pack the stands to complete the atmosphere. These days there
are plenty of big matchups on the college calendar from year to year, but it definitely doesn't get any better than Army/Navy
if you're looking for talented players, an electrified crowd and plenty of twists, turns and bench-gripping moments. When
the roar of the crowd truly comes to life for all the crucial moments, you'll see with crystal clarity that watching the Army/Navy
Game from home simply pales in comparison to actually being there next to the rest of the passionate fans who pour into the