Saturday, October 10, 2020

Navy hosts Temple in Front of the Brigade


Navy (1-2, 1-0 AAC) hosts Temple (0-0) this evening at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  The stadium will not be empty like it was when Navy lost to BYU, 55-3 on September 7.  

Governor Larry Hogan and U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Sean Buck announced on Thursday that the Brigade of Midshipmen would be able to attend this evening's game.  Attendance is limited to the Brigade and a small support staff.

“We were pleased to work closely with Naval Academy leaders to allow the Brigade of Midshipmen to safely attend this weekend’s game,” said Governor Hogan. “It gives us a great deal of pride to have the Naval Academy here in the State of Maryland. I want to thank Vice Admiral Buck for putting the health and safety of the Midshipmen first.”

Tonight's game against Navy will be the first one of the season for the Owls.  Temple did not add any nonconference games to replace the four they lost by scheduling adjustments.  The City of Philadelphia had been restricting the Owls to 50 participants (players, coaches, and staff) in a single workout area and had limited their 11-on-11 scrimmage work to 10 to 12 plays per practice session since the start of preseason camp in early August.

After Navy's loss to BYU in the opener, they set a school record with a 24-point comeback in the second half to knock off Tulane at Yulman Stadium.  Last week the Mids fell to service academy rival, Air Force 40-7 in Colorado Springs.

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