2014 Navy Midshipmen Football Schedule
Coming off of an incredible 2013, in which they won nine games, a bowl game
and even the Army-Navy matchup, the Midshipmen are back for another season that is sure to be absolutely filled to the brim
with nail-biting moments that will have you jumping out of your seat in no time. It can be tempting to watch the game from
home, or even catch the highlights on your smart phone, but it's a completely different thing to actually be there when the
game is on the line and the Midshipmen are digging in. One look at the schedule and you'll see what all the buzz is about,
as this is a team that has developed a considerable tradition of excellence over the years, making each and every one of their
games highly anticipated events around the Navy campus.
The home matchups get rolling on Sept. 20, as the Midshipmen
will welcome their future American Athletic Conference foe, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. On Oct. 25, the Navy Midshipmen will
host the San Jose State Spartans in Annapolis for a rematch of 2013's thrilling triple-overtime game in San Jose, where the
Midshipmen squeaked out of town with a 58-52 victory. The Midshipmen will also have a couple of big games at M&T Bank
Stadium in Baltimore, where they'll play Ohio State to open the season on Aug. 30 and Army on Dec. 13 – matchups representing
two of the very biggest games of the year. With plenty of big matchups on the schedule, there has never been a better time
to come out and support the Navy Midshipmen.
Navy Midshipmen Football Team Info
This is an athletic program
that often gets severely underrated, though the other football teams around the country know not to take the Midshipmen lightly.
When the Midshipmen get rolling, they can play with any team in the league, and they once again have a roster loaded with
playmakers who can do a little bit of everything on the field. With a steady string of great rivalry matchups each and every
year and a team coming off of one of their best seasons in history, the fanfare surrounding this team is sure to be nothing
short of unbelievable, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and make sure that you get right in the thick of the bench-gripping
NCAA Football Experience
Sure, it can be a great time to watch Navy on your flatscreen, but
it's nothing like watching the Midshipmen actually take down a win and participate in the thunderous ovation. Home games at
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium are always loaded with passionate fans that know how to cheer and celebrate, providing
the perfect atmosphere to take in one of the most popular spectator sports in the world. Once you're there in the middle of
a game that has all the makings of a classic, with the electricity of the crowd rising with each snap of the ball, you'll
see why Navy football has become a major tradition around the Annapolis campus.
Navy Midshipmen Football History
there have been very few Navy Midshipmen who have gone on to play in the NFL because once players are done with their college
playing career, they move on to complete their service requirements. Still, when it comes to Midshipmen in the NFL, one name
always stands above the rest: the great Roger Staubach. Staubach played for Navy in their golden years, and was the last serviceman
to win the Heisman Trophy when he won the award in 1963, leading the Midshipmen to a 9-1 record and finished the season number
two after losing the National Championship game to Texas. Outside Staubach, however, the Midshipmen have had plenty of other
great players and teams, including 23 consensus All-Americans.
Navy Midshipmen Football Trivia
know that Roger Staubach isn't the only Midshipmen player to win the Heisman?
Before Staubach started dicing up defenses,
it was halfback Joe Bellino who was so dominant in 1960 that he won the award, given to the most outstanding player in college
football during a given season.
Navy Midshipmen Football Fans
NCAA football tickets to see the Midshipmen
play at Navy Memorial Stadium have been in the sports tickets market since the venue opened in 1959, giving Navy fans decades
of great games and providing the perfect backdrop for a clash on the gridiron. If you've never seen a big Navy home game,
you simply have no idea what you've been missing, as there is something special about being in the stands with tens of thousands
of your fellow fans for all of the crucial moments of a highly anticipated game. As the Midshipmen look to follow up an amazing
season with some more big wins against other talented teams, you can count on the stands being rocking all season long as
the Navy faithful pour into the stands to show their support.