Saturday, October 03, 2015

Navy vs. Air Force Live Blog

We will be live blogging the Navy-Air Force game from Annapolis, MD this afternoon where the Midshipmen (3-0) will host Air Force (2-1) in the first leg of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy battle.  Today's kick off is scheduled for 3:30 PM.

7:02 PM - The final out of Annapolis, Navy 33-Air Force 11. The Mids will sing last.

7:01 PM - The Brigade has started the "I believe that we will win!" cheer.

6:59 PM - If the score holds, this will be the largest margin of victory in a win over Air Force since 1978 when Navy defeated the Falcons 37-8.

6:58 PM - Navy takes a delay of game penalty and bring Austin Grebe in for the field goal. Grebe's 24 yard attempt is good and Navy leads Air Force, 33-11 with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game.

6:57 PM - Fourth and goal Navy on the Air Force 2 yard line.

Keenan Reynolds
6:53 PM - Keenan Reynolds with a 40 yard carry down the sideline to the Air Force three yard line.  Reynolds has 183 yards rushing in the game.

6:48 PM - Air Force is forced to punt on 4th and 14 from their own 20. Navy fair catches the punt at their own 45 yard line where they take over first and ten with 5:57 left in the game.

6:41 PM - Austin Grebe kicks a 37 yard field goal to give Navy a 30-11 lead with 8:00 remaining in the game. Navy's scoring drive was 9-56-5:46.

6:37 PM - Reynolds runs for 8 to get the Navy first down. Navy is now 20-20 on fourth down attempts against Air Force the past 10 years.

6:37 PM - Navy takes a time out facing a fourth and one at the Air Force 33 yard line.

6:33 PM - Keenan Reynolds completes a 33 yard pass to Craig Scott down to the Air Force 42 yard line.

6:29 PM - QB Karson Roberts finds the end zone from one yard out for an Air Force TD.  Roberts then scores on the two point conversion attempt to cut Navy's lead to 27-11. The score was the first rushing TD Navy has given up this year. The Air Force drive was 11 plays for 53 yards and took 3:25 off the clock.
Kwazel Bertrand

6:28 PM - Bertrand is taken from the field on a cart.

6:24 PM - Navy's Kwazel Bertrand, a senior defensive back is down with a leg injury after making a tackle on the goal line.  It appears to be a broken leg which is a huge loss for Navy.

6:22 PM - First and goal Air Force at the Navy 8 after a nice run from Brown.

6:18 PM - The rain is back here at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. This will make for a messy fourth quarter. At the end of the 3rd quarter, Navy leads Air Force, 27-3.

6:15 PM - Roberts completes another pass to Brown for 18 yards down to the Navy 33.

6:13 PM - Reynolds is sacked on third-and-six and the Falcons force another three and out for Navy. Air Force fair catches the punt at their own 47 yard line.

6:08 PM - Fourth down Air Force on the Navy 21. Drew Oehrle kicks a 39 yard field goal to get the Falcons on the board. With 4:14 remaining in the third quarter, Navy leads AF 27-3.

6:07 PM - Roberts has completed 3 passes on this drive to the Navy 21.

6:05 PM - Karson Roberts completes a 34 yard pass to Garrett Brown to the Navy 37.

6:04 PM - The play was overturned. Incomplete pass and second down Air Force.

6:00 PM - On Air Force's first play following Navy's punt, they muff a backwards pass that is recovered by Navy's Will Anthony at the 21 yard line. That is Air Forces fifth turnover in the game. The play is under review.

5:57 PM - Navy is forced to punt for the fourth time in today's game after not being able to get a first down. Air Force takes a fair catch at their own 29 yard line down 27-0 with 6:21 left in the third quarter.

5:50 PM - Three and out for Air Force. They punt to the Navy 17 where it is downed after traveling 53 yards.  The Navy defense has held the Air Force offense to just 146 yards in today's game.
Austin Grebe

5:43 PM - Navy decides to go for the TD and Chris Swain doesn't disappoint with a 1 yard TD rush up the middle. Grebe misses the PAT (the first of his career after making 60 consecutive kicks).  Navy leads the Falcons 27-0 with 9:26 remaining in the third quarter.

5:41 PM - Navy has a 4th-and-goal at the 1 yard line.  Navy takes a time out to discuss their next play. 

5:39 PM - Reynolds completes a 31 yard pass to Dishan Romine to the Air Force 4 yard line.

5:37 PM - Navy fullback Chris Swain is averaging just 3.2 yards per carry in today's game.  Air Force has really contained that option in the Navy offense.

5:36 PM - Pass interference on the Falcons.  First down Mids at the Air Force 28 yard line.

5:33 PM - DeBrandon Sanders picks up a 15-yard carry down the Navy sideline for a Midshipmen first down at their own 44 yard line.

5:31 PM - Air Force kicks off to start the second half.  The kickoff travels into the end zone and Navy will start at their own 25 yard line.

5:09 PM - At the half, Navy leads Air Force 21-0.

5:08 PM - Today's announced attendance is 32,705. I see a lot of empty seats.

5:06 PM - Navy forces a 3 and out and Air Force runs all the time off the clock possible before punting.  The Falcon punt is downed at the Navy 18.

5:03 PM - The wind is picking up and blows the ball off the tee. Air Force returns the kickoff 24 yards to their own 34 yard line.

5:01 PM - Demond Brown takes a pitch off the right side for a 1-yard TD run.  Grebe kicks the PAT and with 2:58 remaining in the half, Navy leads 21-0.

4:57 PM - Keenan Reynolds breaks off a 67 yard carry down to the Air Force 1 yard line.  Reynolds now has 130 yards rushing on 9 carries in the game.

4:56 PM - D.J. Palmore recovers a Garrett Brown fumble and Navy takes over on their own 32.  Fourth straight possession with a turnover for Air Force.

4:52 PM - Navy punts the ball out of bound on their own 35 yard line for a 28 yard punt.  First down Air Force with 5:08 left in the half.

4:48 PM - After an intentional grounding call, Navy has a 4th-and-21 and are forced to punt from their own 7 yard line.  Navy has just 7 points off the three Air Force turnovers in the game.

4:45 PM - Karson Roberts' pass was intercepted by Brendon Clements at the Navy 18. The Mids have the ball with 6:48 remaining in the half.  Air Force has three turnovers in today's game.

4:40 PM - Navy is unable to move the sticks and are forced to punt from their own 11. Garrett Brown returns the ball 15 yards to the Navy 41 yard line.

4:36 PM - Will Anthony forced an Air Force fumble his second of the game, and Kwazell Bertrand recovered. Navy takes over first and ten at their own 16 yard line. Turnovers are killing the Falcons in the game.

4:32 PM - Air Force is methodically moving the ball down field against Navy.  They've run 11 plays for 45 yards on their current drive moving the ball to the Navy 22 yard line.

4:29 PM - Garrett Brown carries for six yards for a Falcon first down.

4:29 PM - 4th-and-1 Air Force on the Navy 47 yard line.  It's loud!

4:23 PM - Air Force returns the kickoff 30 yards and they take over 1st-and-10 on their own 33.

4:19 PM - Reynolds completes a 27 yard TD pass to WR Thomas Wilson giving the Mids a 14-0 lead in the game. The TD pass was Reynolds' 25th TD pass in his career, good for 3rd all-time at the Naval Academy.  The school record is 29 TD passes.

4:15 PM - Navy just honored the 1960 Navy Orange Bowl team on the field between quarters.  The 1960 team went 9-2 that year and were lead by Heisman Trophy winner, Joe Bellino.

4:14 PM - At the end of the first quarter, Navy leads Air Force 7-0.  The Mids have the ball 2nd-and-11 at the Air Force 27 yard line.

4:11 PM - Reynolds completes a 26 yard pass to DeBrandon Sanders to the Air Force 37 yard line.  That was the first pass completion by either team in the game.

4:09 PM - Keenan Reynolds under pressure couldn't complete a pass to a wide open Jamir Tillman who would have scored easily.  It's 3rd-and-9 on the Navy 37.

4:05 PM - Air Force's Jacobi Owens couldn't handle the pitch from QB Karson Roberts and the ball was recovered by Navy's Kwazel Bertrand. Navy takes over on their own 36 yard line with a 7-0 lead over the Falcons.

3:59 PM - Navy could not get a first down and they are forced to punt from their own 3 yard line.  The snap was bobbled yet the Mids were still able to get off a 36 yard punt.  Air Force takes over on the Navy 39 with 4:06 remaining in the first quarter.

3:58 PM - Navy and Iowa are the only two teams not to have allowed a rushing TD this year.

3:57 PM - Navy holds Air Force at the goal line and takes over on downs at their own 1 yard line.

3:56 PM - Air Force has the ball fourth-and-goal on the Navy 1 yard line.

3:55 PM - Jacobi Owens carries the ball to the Navy 9 yard line on a pitch to the right side for 15 yards.

3:54 PM - Air Force is moving the ball down the field on the ground against Navy.  They are using a hurry-up offense and have moved the ball to the Navy 41 yard line.

3:49 PM - Chris Swain scores Navy's first TD of the game from 2 yards out.  Austin Grebe kicks the PAT and Navy leads 7-0 with 11:05 remaining in the first quarter.  Navy's drive eclipsed 67 yards on just 5 plays.

3:46 PM - Chris Swain carries two Air Force defenders for eight yards to the 1 yard line.  First and goal Navy.

3:43 PM - Navy QB Keenan Reynolds breaks a big 54 yard run on the Mids' first play from scrimmage.  Navy has a 1st-and-10 at the Air Force 13 yard line.

3:42 PM - Three  straight runs gain only 8 yards and Air Force is forced to punt on their first series.  Navy takes over on their own 33 yard line.

3:40 PM - The kick off goes into the end zone and Air Force starts at their own 25 yard line.

3:38 PM - Navy won the coin toss and have deferred to the second half.  Air Force will have the first opportunity to put points on the board in this huge rivalry.

3:15 PM - The brigade of Midshipmen begin their march-on on a windy, rainy, overcast afternoon.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Navy Football Week 5

vs. Air Force
October 3
3:30 PM
Annapolis, MD

Game Notes
Media Guide
Live Game Blog

Navy (3-0)

Game Notes
Media Guide

Air Force (2-1)

Tuesday's Interviews

Wednesday's Interviews

This Week in the American

Thursday, October 1
Miami (Fla.) at Cincinnati (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Friday, October 2
Memphis at USF (7 p.m., ESPN2)
Temple at Charlotte (7 p.m., CBSSN)
UConn at Brigham Young (10:15 p.m., ESPN2)

Saturday, October 3
UCF at Tulane (Noon, ESPNews)
Houston at Tulsa (Noon, CBSSN)
Air Force at Navy (3:30 p.m., CBSSN)

East Carolina at SMU (4 p.m., ESPNews)

Last Week's Results

Thursday, September 24 
Memphis 53, Cincinnati 46

Saturday, September 26 
South Carolina 31, UCF 14 
Navy 28, UConn 18 
East Carolina 35, Virginia Tech 28 
James Madison 48, SMU 45 
Houston 59, Texas State 14

The Battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

This Week

Air Force at Navy
Army at Penn State

Last Week

Navy 28, UConn 18
Army 58, Eastern Michigan 36

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Navy vs. East Carolina Live Blog

We will be live blogging the Navy-ECU game from Annapolis, MD this afternoon where the Midshipmen will play their first ever conference game after being an Independent for 134 years.

6:56 PM - Navy wins their first-ever conference game against East Carolina by a score of 45-21.  The Mids are 2-0 on the season and the Pirates fall to 1-2.

6:52 PM - Navy elects not to try for another TD and takes a delay of game penalty and kicks a 25 yard FG by Austin Grebe.  Navy leads East Carolina 45-21 with 35 seconds left in the game.

6:48 PM - Tyler Goble picks off Blake Kemp's pass and returns it 32 yards to the ECU 10 yard line.  The INT is the first of his career.

6:42 PM - Navy now has 408 yards rushing on the afternoon.  Also, Keenan Reynolds has just set a new American Athletic Conference record with 5 rushing TDs in one game.

6:40 PM - Keenan Reynolds finds the end zone for the fifth time on a 17 yard TD run with 3:45 left in the game.  The score gives the Mids a 42-21 lead.  The Reynolds TD caps off an 11-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 6:35.

6:36 PM - Navy has a third and one on the ECU 17 yard line.  There is 4:25 remaining in the game and Navy holds a two TD lead.  Navy's Chris Swain has a career high 29 carries in today's game.

6:30 PM - Keenan Reynolds with a 26-yard run to the Navy 48.

6:25 PM - East Carolina caps off a 12-play, 93-yard drive with an 8 yard TD pass from Kemp to Bryce Williams.  The Pirate TD cuts Navy's lead to 35-21.  Kemp has 3 TD passes in the game, 2 to Williams

6:20 PM - ECU's Kemp completes a 20 yard pass to Isaiah Jones to the Navy 47.

6:19 PM - East Carolina starts at their own 7 after a block in the back on the kickoff.

6:15 PM - Reynolds now has 69 career TDs, good for fourth on the NCAA all-time TD list.  Today is his fourth 4 rushing TD game of his career. He is now three rushing TDs behind Ricky Williams (3rd on the all-time rushing TD list).

6:13 PM - Keenan Reynolds finds the end zone for the fourth time. Navy leads ECU, 35-14.

6:08 PM - At the end of the third quarter, Navy leads ECU 28-14. The Mids have the ball with a second down at the East Carolina 4 yard line.

6:06 PM - Will Anthony recovers a fumble forced by Amos Mason's first career sack. Navy has the ball on the ECU 17.

6:04 PM - Navy punts on fourth down at the ECU 42.  The punt goes in the end zone and East Carolina takes over with 55 seconds left in the third quarter.

6:03 PM - Keenan Reynolds fumbles and recovers.  Brings up a 3rd and 17 at the ECU 37.

6:01 PM - Navy's E.K. Binns is shaken up and is helped from the field.

5:59 PM - Chris Swain with a 7-yard carry for a Navy first down. Swain now has over 100 yards in the game.

5:57 PM - On a fourth and one on the ECU 49 yard line, the Mids draw the Pirate defense offside that gives Navy a first down at the ECU 44.

5:52 PM - Navy stops ECU on a fourth down play.  Will Anthony with the big tackle and stuffs Blake Kemp for no gain and the Mids take over on their own 41 yard line with 6:02 remaining in the third quarter.

5:46 PM - ECU converts on the 4th down play with a 2-yard run by Chris Hairston.

5:46 PM - Kwazell Bertrand with a nice defensive play to deflect a pass and prevent an ECU first down.  The Pirates face a 4th down and 1 on their own 48 yard line.  ECU calls a timeout with 7:20 remaining in the third quarter.

5:42 PM - The call is confirmed and East Carolina takes over on their own 22 yard line.

5:40 PM - Reynolds pass to Shawn White comes up short and Navy turns the ball over on downs at the ECU 26 yard line.  The play is currently under review.

5:36 PM - Reynolds nearly picked off bringing up a 4th down and 8 at the ECU 33 yard line.  The Mids call a timeout with 9:31 left in the third quarter.

5:35 PM - Navy methodically moving down the field.  Currently 3rd down and 8 on the ECU 33 yard line.

5:28 PM - Navy set to receive the second half kickoff.

5:06 PM - Navy takes a knee and goes into the half leading ECU, 28-14.

5:02 PM - Daniel Gonzalez from Navy was called for a targeting personal foul with 8 seconds remaining in the half and was been disqualified. ECU has the ball first and 10 on the Navy 17 and completes a 17 yard TD pass to cut Navy's lead to 28-14. Kemp completed the 17 yard to Bryce Williams. ECU's drive was 13-plays for 85 yards and took 2:08 off the clock.

4:52 PM - Chris Swain powers it into the end zone from 4 yards out giving Navy a 28-7 lead over visiting ECU with 2:11 left in the half. The Mids now have 284 yards of offense in the first half. Grebe is 4-4 on PATs in the game.

4:51 PM - ECU takes a timeout with Navy on the Pirates' four yard line and 2:14 remaining in the half.  Navy's drive started at their own 15 yard line.

4:38 PM - Navy forces an ECU punt.  The punt goes out of bounds at the Navy 15 yard line.  Navy leads 21-7 with 7:03 remaining in the first half.

4:36 PM - Navy SID, Scott Strasemeier just announced the this is Keenan Reynolds' 13th career 3-TD game, the most in NCAA history.

Keenan Reynolds
4:31 PM - Reynolds with a 2-yard TD run following a 16 yarder two plays earlier.  The Mids lead ECU 21-7 with 8:29 left in the second quarter. Reynolds now has 68 TDs, good for fifth on the all-time NCAA career TD list.

4:27 PM - Reynolds completes a 23-yard pass to DeBrandon Sanders to the ECU 47 yard line.

4:25 PM - Davis Plowman's 48 yard field goal attempt misses wide left and Navy takes over on their own 30 yard line.

4:22 PM - Kemp is sacked by Will Anthony for a loss of 9 yards bringing up a 4th and 13 at the Navy 30 yard line.

4:20 PM - ECU's Blake Kemp completes a 36-yard pass to Isaiah Jones to the Navy 27 yard line.

4:14 PM - Keenan Reynolds scored his second rushing TD of the game to give Navy a 14-7 lead with 14:56 remaining in the second quarter. The TD, his 67th all time ties him for sixth place in the all-time NCAA touchdown list. Navy's drive was 9-56, 2:49.

4:10 PM - The first quarter ends with the score tied, 7-7.  Navy has the ball with a second and goal on the ECU 1 yard line.  Four Navy players have 20 yards or more rushing in the first quarter.  ECU has 94 yards passing.

4:07 PM - DeBrandon Sanders takes a pitch from Reynolds off the right side and scampers 20 yards to the ECU 36.

4:03 PM - Dishan Romine returns the ECU kickoff 37 yards to give Navy a first and ten at the Navy 44 yard line.  There was a 5-yard offside penalty against the Pirates that was added to the end of the return.

3:59 PM - East Carolina capped off an 11-play, 75-yard drive with a two yard TD pass from Blake Kemp to Bryce Williams.  Davis Plowman kicked the PAT to tie the game, 7-7 with 2:45 remaining in the first quarter.

3:49 PM - Keenan Reynolds scores from one yard out and Grebe kicks the PAT to give Navy a 7-0 lead with 7:12 remaining the first quarter.  Navy's drive went 10 plays for 68 yards and took 4:30 off the clock.  The TD was Keenan Reynolds' 66th career rushing TD.  Navy's offense has now scored on 37 straight times when in the Red Zone - 32 TDs and 5 FGs.

3:47 PM - Romine with a 14 yard carry off the left side to the ECU 11.

3:45 PM - Dishan Romine picks up 23 yards on the right side off a pitch from Keenan Reynolds.  First down Navy at the ECU 34.

3:41 PM - Navy forces an incomplete pass and holds ECU on a 4th and 7 from the Navy 32 yard line.  Navy takes over with 11:42 remaining in the first quarter.

3:34 PM - Austin Grebe kicks off for Navy in their first game in a conference - the American Athletic Conference.

Navy Football - Week 3

vs. East Carolina
September 19
3:30 PM
Annapolis, MD

Game Notes
Media Guide
Live Game Blog

 Navy (1-0)

Game Notes

East Carolina (1-1)

Monday's Interviews

Tuesday's Interviews

Wednesday's Interviews

This week in The American

UConn at Missouri
USF at Maryland
Tulsa at Oklahoma
Memphis at Bowling Green
Temple at Massachusetts
Cincinnati at Miami, OH
Furman at UCF
Maine at Tulane
Houston OPEN

Last week's results

Florida State 34, USF 14
UConn 22, Army 17
Houston 34, Louisville 31
Georgia Tech 65, Tulane 10
Florida 31, East Carolina 24
Memphis 55, Kansas 23
SMU 31, North Texas 13
Temple 34, Cincinnati 26
Tulsa 40, New Mexico 24
Stanford 31, UCF 7

The Battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

This Week

Navy vs. East Carolina
Army vs. Wake Forest
Air Force at Michigan State

Last Week

UConn 22, Army 17
Air Force 37, San Jose State 16

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Navy Football Week 1

Navy Football - Week 1
vs. Colgate
September 5
12:00 PM 
Annapolis, MD

Game Notes
Media Guide

Navy (0-0)

Game Notes
Media Guide

Colgate (0-0)

Monday Interviews (8/24)

Tuesday Interviews (8/25)

Wednesday Interviews (8/26)

Thursday Interviews (8/27)

Tuesday Interviews (9/1)

Wednesday Interviews (9/2)

Colgate Post Game Interviews

Colgate Game highlights

This week in The American  

This week

Thursday, September 3
Florida International vs. UCF
UConn vs. Villanova
Duke vs. Tulane

Friday, September 4
Baylor vs. SMU

Saturday, September 5
Navy vs. Colgate
Temple vs. Penn State
Tulsa vs. Florida Atlantic
East Carolina vs. Towson
Cincinnati vs. Alabama A&M
Memphis vs. Missouri State
USF vs. Florida A&M
Houston vs. Tennessee Tech

The Battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

This Week

Army vs. Fordham (Friday)
Navy vs. Colgate
Air Force vs. Morgan State