Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by DevilDog, Dec 13, 2010.
I root for Navy against Army, good job.
Congrat Navy, Great Game Saturday
The turning point was when Middleton stripped the runner of the ball, at the end of the first half. Great game over all. Great Atmosphere. Fed Ex Field DC, near year, can't wait.
I think that took the heart out of them. I was hoping he would score so it would be a competitive game. Oh well. Cheers to Navy and especially to all the Marines to be that played on Saturday. Semper Fi!
This was my first experience with the Army/Navy game with my son a Plebe at USNA.
In year's past, I would glance at Army/Navy because it was usually just about the last regular season college football game and my own school's season was over.
This year, I didn't miss a play. Every time the tv camera scanned the midshipmen, I was looking for my son. We were into it! Truly a fun experience.
Next year, Fed Ex Field for sure.
I have not been able to go for the past 6 years because my two boys always had a wrestling tournament that weekend. I hope to go next year, it is an awesome event with some really great kids.
Next year should be even more challenging and exciting as Army is coming back to speed.
Navy Team parents on flight home said that Coach Ken had told the team after the big game he would be returning to NAVY as head coach .....there had been serious media speculation that he would interview for Minnesota as well as other openings.... it's great news for NAVY
Now let's get a big win in San Diego !
GO NAVY !!!!
I just couldn't believe that play. It looked like Army's player just handed the ball to Middleton. "Hey, I'm stuck here in this pile of guys. Can you take this?" I felt so bad for that kid, but not bad enough to be sad about the results.
I concur with MIHOSER, it was a thrilling experience to watch the game as the parent of a Mid, and the mom of an enlisted Navy son as well!
That's good news about Coach! I'm also excited to see what Kriss Proctor can do!! He made a good showing as starter a few weeks ago.
As a parent I remember sitting with my then 14 year old daughter watching our first Army /Navy game together. She dreamed of being on that field and in those stands as a midshipman. Flash forward to Saturday and there she is in a battalion wedge, for her final march-on. Durring the game, we were right next to the mids and she was seated close enough that I could spot her in that sea of blue and white. She and some friends came over and sat with us for a while. At the end of the game, listening to Navy Blue and Gold and realizing she was living her dream was the topper for the day. It was a fantastic " Mom & Dad" moment.
This was our first A/N game and we had a blast. If this can fit into your family budget I highly reccommend doing this at least once while your mid is at the academy.
Yes, that play was a 14-pt swing in the game. Not only did Army not score 7pts, which they certainly would have from the 1-yd-line, but Navy ended up getting 7pts. Coincidentally, the winning margin was 14pts. So, yes, that was a huge play.
Actually, I thought Navy played a fairly sloppy game. It's almost as if they were trying to give the game the Army, but Army was too inept to take advantage of it. FOUR turnovers!!!
Navy survived on just a few big plays. Otherwise, the offense was very anemic. Ricky Dobbs led the team in rushing and he only had 54yds. That's probably our lowest "yards rushing" game of the year. But, then again, it was obvious that Niamatalolo threw a monkey wrench into Army's preparation by coming out throwing the ball. Navy didn't even line-up in their classic triple option offense set-up for a large percentage of their plays.
Basically the game revolved around two plays; 1) the 1st qtr 77-yd TD pass (which, by the way, was the longest pass play in the history of the Army-Navy game. That's 111 games! I found that hard to believe) and 2) the 98-yd fumble run back. That was also the longest fumble run back in school history.
That was my 6th Army-Navy game I've ever been to and it was the warmest of them all. Actually, it was quite a pleasant day.
My four years as a midshipman - it was beyond miserable. All I could think of was, "C'mon! Let's finish this game in get back in the buses." I was so cold I found myself not even caring who won. Well - almost not caring.
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