Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from Mid-Atlantic Sports

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Navy Wins the 112th Edition of the Army-Navy Game

Navy pulls out a 27-21 win over the Cadets of West Point.  Navy finishes the year 5-7 and Army falls to 3-9.

FG Navy

Teague just nailed a 44-yard field goal to increase Navy's lead 27-21.

Army Fumble

Army fumbled the kickoff and Navy recovered on the Army 27.  Navy fumbled the next play but recovered after losing four yards.

Navy Field Goal - 24-21

Jon Teague capped off an 18-play, 75-yard drive with a 23-yard field goal to give Navy a 24-21 lead with 12:03 remaining in the game.  Navy's drive consumed 9:12 off the clock.

End of the 3rd Quarter

After 3 quarters, Army and Navy are tied 21-21.  Navy has the ball 1-10 on the Army 14.

Navy Fumble

Kriss Proctor fumbles on the Navy 45 yard line.

Army TD

Trent Steelman hit Malcolm Brown for a 25-yard TD pass.  Drive went for 6-plays, 74-yards in 2:58.  The score is tied 21-21 with 9:45 remaining in the third quarter.


Today's attendance is 80,789

Touchdown Navy

Kriss Proctor scores from the Army 2-yard-line and Navy takes the lead 21-14.  Proctor's score caps off a 5-play, 48-yard drive that took 2:17.

Second Half

Alexander Teich returns the second half kickoff 47 yards to the Army 48.

Half time

Lee Greenwood is singing "God Bless the USA" on the field.

President Obama

The President has crossed the field to sit with the Army Cadets in the 2nd half.

Half time

It's 14-14 at half time.

Army ties the score, 14-14

Malcolm Brown scores from 5 yards out with 0:49 seconds remaining in the first half.

Touchdown Army

Trent Steelman scored from 34 yards out to cut the Navy lead to 14-7.  Steelman's run capped off an 8 play -67-yard drive.

Teich Accomplishment

Alexander Teich moved to 10th on the All-Time Navy rushing list following his 10-yard TD run in the second quarter against Army.  He passes Eric Kettani.

Navy TD

After Navy recovered another Army fumble at their own 45 yard line, the Mids drove 55 yards and scored on a 10-yard run by Alexander Teich.  Navy leads 14-0 7:05 remaining in the 2nd quarter.

President Obama

President Obama just returned from the TV booth and is now sitting with the Midshipmen on about the 35 yard line.

Navy TD

Navy scored on a 4-yard run by QB Kris Proctor to cap off a 26-yard drive. Navy leads 7-0.

Army Fumble

Army fumbles on the their own 26 - Navy's Tuani recovers.


On a drive that Navy succeeded on a 4th-and-1 on the Army 41 yard line, the Mids gave the ball away on a fumble on the Army 19.

Army's First Drive Stalls

Navy forced Army to punt on it's opening drive of the 2011 Army-Navy game.


The President and Vice-President are on the field. Army wins the toss.

Follow the Army-Navy Game Live December 10

Follow all the action of the 112th edition of the Army-Navy game live on December 10.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Midshipmen fall to Air Force in OT

Trevor Replogle

Navy has beaten Air Force the last three times the teams have faced each other in Annapolis. This year there was even more motivation than normal for this Service Academy battle.

Last year, Air Force knocked off the Mids 14-6 in Colorado Springs and then beat Army 42-22 to claim the Commander-In-Chief's trophy for the first time since 2002. The trophy had taken up permanent residence in Bancroft Hall at the Naval Academy since 2003 and Navy was ready to bring it back home.

Air Force dominated for most of the game and took a 28-10 lead early in the fourth quarter. Navy never backed down and amazingly forced overtime by scoring 18 points in the last 5:21 of the fourth quarter.

Tim Jefferson led a potent Falcon offense by completing 9 of 10 passes for 136 yards a 1 TD, a 52-yarder to Ty MacArthur just 1:30 into the first quarter. Jefferson also gained 66 yards on the ground along with two rushing TDs. Asher Clark also rushed for two scores and 91 yards on just eight carries.

As dominant as Jefferson and Falcons were on the offensive side of the ball, Brady Amack and the Air Force defense matched their efforts on the defensive side. Amack finished the game with 23 tackles, one sack, and two tackles for a loss. He more than doubled his tackles from the first three games combined.

Given the apparent insurmountable score going into the fourth quarter, the Midshipmen never quit and provided one of the better comebacks in recent memory.

Navy was down 28-10 with 14:55 remaining in the game. That's when the magic started.

Kriss Proctor led the Mids on a 12-play, 62-yard scoring drive to cut the Air Force lead to 11. Fullback Alexander Teich carried four times for 29 tough yards and quarterback Kriss Proctor rambled for 21 yards on five carries, including a seven yard TD with 9:34.

The Navy defense held the Falcons on the next series and Navy took over at their own seven yard line with 7:04 remaining in the game.
Proctor was the workhorse on the next drive with four carries and three completions to three different receivers. The Mids' drive stalled on the Air Force 20 yard line where Jon Teague kicked a 37-yard field goal bringing Navy within eight points with 2:04 remaining.

Everyone in the stadium was looking for the onside kick and Navy executed the play perfectly. Teague got the second hop and Navy recovered on their own 41 yard line setting up an amazing comeback.Proctor and Teich again led the offense with players like Matt Aiken and Gee Gee Greene coming up big to keep the drive alive.

On 2nd and four from the Navy 47, Proctor used his agility to keep a seemingly hopeless play alive and eluded the Air Force defense for a huge 27-yard gain. After a four-yard rush by Teich, Proctor hit Aiken for 15 yards and a first-and-goal from the AF seven yard line.

On third down, Proctor found Greene in the end zone to cut the lead to two. Teich got the call on the conversion play and found the end zone to tie the game 28-28.
Air Force won the toss and elected to play defense and Navy selected to play the first overtime in front of the rowdy Brigade. After a false start call on the first play, Teich powered through the Air Force defense for a 13-yard gain. Seven more carries, including one on a fourth down, and Navy found the end zone on a Kriss Proctor 1-yard run.

Amid the celebration of Navy's first lead of the game, Proctor was flagged for a controversial unsportsmanlike conduct call. The penalty moved the ball to the 18 yard line forcing a 35-yard extra point attempt. Jon Teague had missed wide right on a 26-yard field goal attempt at that end of the field in the second quarter.

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo was obviously disappointed in the call. "That's a tough call to make. I would hope the referees would have said something like, 'Settle down' in that situation. It is too critical of a call to make. Both teams were battling hard. That call hurts. I'd have liked to have seen them use some discretion."

Proctor gave his side of the story. "Some guy got in my way and I told him to move explicitly and he called it."

Teich wasn't as tactful saying the call was sad, pitiful, horrible. It's hard to disagree with his assessment after hearing Proctor's version of the call.

Teague's extra point attempt was blocked and Navy held a six-point lead with Air Force getting the ball,

Jefferson completed a pass to Zack Kauth for 16 yards on their first play in OT to move the ball to the Navy 9 yard line. Four plays later Jefferson pounded it in from one yard to tie the game. Par Herrington kicked the extra point giving the Falcons the 35-34 lead and the early lead in retaining the CIC trophy.

Air Force hosts Army on November 5 and the annual Army-Navy game will be held on December 10.

AF 35-Nay 34 Final

Navy falls to Air Force 35-34 in OT.

First OT Navy 34-28

Air Force won the toss and elected to go in defense. Navy chose to play in front of the Brigade. Navy QB Kriss Proctor scores from 1 yard out. An unsportsmanlike conduct call forces to kick the extra point from the 25 yard line and it was blocked.

It's Tied

With 0:19 seconds left, Navy scores and scores on the two-point conversion to tie the game at 28. We're going to OT.

Navy Field Goal

Jon Teague split the uprights from 37 yards out to cut the AF lead to 28-20. Navy recovered the onside kick with 2:04 left.

Navy Scores

Kris Proctor scored from 7 yards out to cut Air Force's lead to 28-17 with 9:34 remaining in the game.

TD Navy

Kris Proctor scored from 2 yards out to cut AF's lead to 21-10 with 5:00 left in the 3rd quarter.

Air Force 21 - Navy 3

Asher Clark scored on a 23-yard run to cap off an 8-play 75-yard drive for Air Force. the Falcons lead Navy 21-3 with 12:26 remaining in the second quarter.

Air Force 14 - Navy 3

Jon Teague hit a 25-yard FG for Navy to cut AF's lead to 14-3 at the end of the first quarter.

Air Force 14 - Navy 0

Air Force drove 80 yards to cap off a 13 play drive to go up two scores on Navy. Tim Jefferson scored from 2 yards out.

Air Force 7 - Navy 0

Tim Jefferson found Ty MacArthur wide open across the middle for a 52-yard TD pass just 90 seconds into the game giving Air Force a 7-0 lead.

Midshipmen arrive at NMCMS

Midshipmen arrive at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium prior to the Air Force game.

Air Force at Navy

We'll be giving live in-game updates from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium beginning at 12:00 PM. Today's game marks the first game in the round-robin competition for the Commander In Chief's trophy for Navy, Air Force, and Army.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Edsall to leave UConn

ESPN's Joe Schad reports that Randy Edsall will leave UConn to become Maryland's next coach, succeeding Ralph Friedgen.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Dobbs Invited To The East-West Shrine All-Star Game

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Senior quarterback Ricky Dobbs has been invited to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Game, which will take place Saturday, January 22 at 4:00 PM at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.    The game will be televised by ESPN2. 

Dobbs joins Roger Staubach as the only other Navy quarterback to be selected for the game and is just the 23rd Navy player overall to be picked for the longest-running college all-star game. 

Dobbs amassed an 18-7 (.720) record as a starter for the Midshipmen and rushed for over 100 yards in 13 of his 25 career starts.  He scored at least one rushing touchdown in 22 of his 25 career starts. His 41 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons (27 in 2009 and 14 in 2010) are an NCAA record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in back-to back years. The previous record was 38 by Stacey Robinson of Northern Illinois (19 in 1989 and 19 in 1990) and Eric Crouch of Nebraska (20 in 2000 and 18 in 2001). 

In 2009, despite missing the entire Wake Forest game and playing just seven downs against Temple after suffering a broken kneecap against SMU, he scored a school-record 27 touchdowns, setting the NCAA record for single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.  The previous record was 24 held by Chance Harridge of Air Force (2002) and Florida's Tim Tebow (2007).   

Dobbs scored four or more rushing touchdowns on four different occasions during his career, including three times in 2009.  No other Navy player has more than one-career four-rushing touchdown day. He was responsible for (rushing and passing) a school record 410 points in his career and scored a school record 296 points.   

His 49-career touchdowns and rushing touchdowns are the most in school history and are tied with Kareem Wilson (Ohio) four the fourth-most in NCAA history for a quarterback.   Dobbs had 13-career 100-yard rushing days, the second most by a quarterback in school history and he was just the third quarterback in school history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 1,000 yards in a single-season when he accomplished that feat in 2009.   

His 2,234 yards of total offense in 2009 ranks second all-time at Navy for a single season behind Chris McCoy and his 5,445 yards of career total offense ranks second behind McCoy.  He rushed for 2,665-career yards, which is fifth all-time at Navy.   

Dobbs threw 14 touchdown passes in 2010, which the most TD passes in a single-season by a Navy quarterback in school history and his passing efficiency rating of 160.78 is also a school record for a single season.
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