Saturday, October 31, 2015

Navy Football Week 9

vs. USF
October 31
12:00 PM (CBS Sports Network)
Annapolis, MD

Game Notes
Media Guide

Navy (5-1)

Game Notes
Media Guide

USF (4-3)

This Week in The American

Friday, October 30 
East Carolina at UConn  

Saturday, October 31 
USF at Navy (Noon, CBSSN) 
UCF at Cincinnati (Noon, ESPNews)
Tulsa at SMU (4 p.m., ESPNews)
Tulane at Memphis (7 p.m., CBSSN)
Vanderbilt at Houston (7 p.m., ESPN2) 
Notre Dame at Temple (8 p.m., ABC)

Last Week's Results

Temple 24, East Carolina 14
Memphis 66, Tulsa 42
Houston 59, UCF 10
Navy 31, Tulane 14
USF 38, SMU 14
Cincinnati 37, UConn 13

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

This Week

Navy vs. USF
Air Force at Hawaii
Army Bye Week

Last Week

Navy 31, Tulane 14
Rice 38, Army 31
Air Force 42, Fresno State 14

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Navy vs. Tulane Live Blog

We will be live blogging the Navy-Tulane game from Annapolis, MD this afternoon where the Midshipmen (4-1) will host Tulane (2-4) in their third American Athletic Conference game.  Today is also Navy's homecoming game.

4:31 PM - Coach Niumatalolo shared that he heard a player in the locker room say that "A win's a win, Dawg" and that's the approach he's taking with this game. 

4:20 PM - The Navy team sings their alma mater, Navy Blue and Gold.

4:16 PM - Tago Smith takes a knee and the Mids win, 31-14.

4:14 PM - Jordy Joseph completes a 13-yard touchdown pass to Charles Jones capping off a 10-play, 81-yard drive. Navy leads 31-14 with 0:26 remaining in the game. Navy recovers the Tulane onside kick attempt.

4:12 PM - Tulane has the ball inside Navy's Red Zone with 0:53 remaining in the game.

4:10 PM - Josh Rounds rushes for 27 yards for Tulane to their own 48 yard line.

4:06 PM - Tago Smith completes his first pass attempt to a wide open Calvin Cass Jr. for a 24-yard Navy touchdown. Grebe's PAT completes the 2-play, 23-yard drive that took 0:37 off the clock. Navy now leads 31-7 with 2:46 left in the game.

4:04 PM - Tago Smith in now at quarterback for Navy.

4:01 PM - Navy sacks Tulane's Tanner Lee causing a fumble. The ball was recovered by DJ Palmore. Navy takes over following Tulane's second consecutive drive with a turnover. Navy has the ball at the Tulane 23 yard line up 17 with 3:23 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Keenan Reynolds

3:55 PM - Reynolds' last TD was the 75th rushing TD of his career, now just two TDs behind Monte Ball for the all-time NCAA career rushing TD record.

3:52 PM - Navy caps off a 9-play, 36-yard drive with a 1 yard TD run by Keenan Reynolds. Grebe converts the PAT and Navy leads Tulane 24-7 with 3:38 remaining in the game.

3:47 PM - Tanner Lee's pass is intercepted by Navy's Lorentez Barber.  Navy takes over at the Tulane 36. The INT was Barber's first career interception.

3:42 PM - Navy is forced to punt and pins Tulane back at their 15 yard line.  9:15 remaining in the game and Navy leads 17-7.

3:40 PM - Navy in the midst of an 8-play, 52-yard drive in Tulane territory.

3:38 PM - Not sure the last time that this has happened, but Navy currently has more passing yards (134) than they do rushing (83).

3:34 PM - This is the 13th straight game that the Navy defense has caused a turnover. They have forced 23 turnovers in those 13 games.

3:33 PM - Runs by Chris Swain and Reynolds move the ball to the Navy 17.
Will Anthony

3:31 PM - Tulane QB Tanner Lee fumbles at the Navy 1 yard line recovered by Will Anthony. Navy takes over at their own 1 yard line. The fumble was forced by Daniel Gonzales.

3:26 PM - It was announced that Houston defeated UCF to remain undefeated in the AAC.  Two other teams are also undefeated - Temple and Memphis. Two of the three teams are in the AAC West division with Navy.

3:25 PM - At the end of the third quarter, Navy leads Tulane 17-7. Tulane has the ball 1st-and-10 at the Navy 11.

3:23 PM - Lee completes his second pass to Breaux giving Tulane a first down at the Navy 21.

3:20 PM - Tulane continues to move the ball against the Mids. They are just having difficulty putting points on the board. The Green Wave have out-gained Navy 245-192.

3:15 PM - There are 32,033 announced fans here for today's Navy homecoming game.

3:12 PM - Keenan Reynolds completes a 36-yard pass to DeBrandon Sanders to the Tulane 9 yard line. Quentin Ezell rushes to the left side for a 9-yard TD run. Grebe kicks the PAT and Navy leads 17-7 with 5:23 remaining in the third quarter. The TD was Ezell's fifth career TD.

3:05 PM - Navy holds Tulane on a 4th-and-1 on the Navy 34. Micah Thomas tackles Dontrell Hilliard for no gain on the play.  The Mids take over 1st-and-10 on their own 34 with 8:25 remaining in the third quarter leading 10-7.

2:57 PM - Tulane's Devon Breaux is shaken up on a pass downfield from Tanner Lee. The pass fell incomplete with good coverage from Navy's Brendon Clements.  Breaux is able to walk off the field under his own power.

2:54 PM - Navy is forced to punt after Reynolds was sacked for the fourth time in the game. Tulane has definitely done their homework on defending the triple option and stifling the Navy running game.

2:50 PM - Navy is set to return the second half kickoff.  They take a knee in the end zone and take over at their own 25 yard line.

2:29 PM - The first half ends with Navy leading Tulane 10-7. Navy's offense has been held to just 44 yards rushing in the first half. This is the first time Navy has been held under 100 yards rushing in the first half since Western Kentucky held the Mids under 100 in 2013.

2:27 PM - Trevor Simms comes in to attempt a 48-yard FG for Tulane.  Navy calls a timeout. After the timeout Simms misses the field goal wide right.

2:25 PM - Tulane is called for holding forcing a 2nd-and-13 from Navy's 31 with 0:21 left in the half.  

2:22 PM - Tulane is utilizing the hurry-up offense and has a 2nd-and-5 on the Navy 35 with 0:47 remaining in the first half.

2:20 PM - Tulane forces a Navy punt and takes over on their own 21 with 2:15 remaining in the half.  On their second play of the drive, Lee completes a 23 yard pass to Trey Scott.

2:18 PM - Reynolds is sacked for the third time by the Tulane defense forcing a 3rd-and-19 at the Navy 30.  Tulane has held Navy to just 44 yards rushing at this point in the first half.

2:13 PM - Navy forces Tulane to punt from their own 30 yard line. Sanders returns the punt to the Navy 39.

2:07 PM - Navy loses 5 yards on three carries inside the Tulane 5 yard line.  Austin Grebe comes in to kick a 25-yard field goal.  Navy leads Tulane 10-7 with 5:14 remaining in the first half.  Navy's scoring drive was 12-67-5:29.

2:06 PM - Reynolds runs for six yards to convert Navy's third fourth down conversion today.  On the next play Reynolds completes a 41-yard pass to Jamir Tillman to the Tulane 3-yard-line.

2:02 PM - Navy calls a timeout to discuss a 4th-and-1 at midfield.  They have converted two fourth downs today.

2:00 PM - Keenan Reynolds completes a 23-yard pass to Thomas Wilson to the Navy 41.  The play converts a 3rd-and-17.

1:57 PM - Navy takes a knee in the end zone on the kickoff and starts on their own 25 yard line.

1:53 PM - Dontrell Hilliard caps of a 60-yard Tulane drive with a 19-yard TD run to tie the game at 7-7.

1:52 PM - Lee completes another pass to Veal, this time to the Navy 15 for another Tulane first down.

1:50 PM - Tanner Lee completed a 26-yard pass to Teddy Veal for a Tulane first down at the Navy 35.

1:44 PM - Navy is forced to punt from their own 14 yard line. Tulane's Darian Monroe returns the punt 11 yards.  However, a holding call against the Green Wave gives Tulane the ball at their own 40 yard line.

1:40 PM - At the end of the first quarter, Navy leads Tulane 7-0 and faces a third-and-22 on their own five yard line.  Both teams have 56 yards of offense in the first quarter.

1:33 PM - Tulane has a fourth-and-f our on the Navy 32 and get charged with a delay of game.  Tulane elects to punt on the Navy 37. Navy calls for a fair catch on their own six yard line.

1:31 PM - Tulane has the ball on the Navy 38 yard line following a 15-yard facemask penalty.

1:21 PM - Reynolds' rushing TD was the 74th of his career.  He currently is in second place behind Monte Ball (77 TDs) on the NCAA Career Rushing TD List.

1:18 PM - Keenan Reynolds scores on a five yard TD runs for Navy.  Austin Grebe converts the PAT and Navy leads Tulane 7-0 with 5:48 remaining in the first quarter.

1:16 PM - Jamir Tillman makes an acrobatic catch to give Navy another fourth-and-one.  Reynolds converts Navy's second fourth down attempt on this drive giving Navy a first-and-goal from the four yard line.

1:11 PM - Navy converted a fourth-and-one on the Tulane 33 yard line.  QB Keenan Reynolds rushed for one up the middle.

1:09 PM - Navy forced a three-and-out for Tulane.  The Mids return the punt to the Tulane 42.

1:05 PM - Tulane bobbled the kickoff and was tackled at their own 10-yard line.  Navy's Toneo Gulley was shaken up on the play.

1:02 PM - Navy won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.  

1:00 PM - Two F/A 18E's and two F/A 18C's performed today's fly-over.

12:20 PM - The last time the Midshipmen faced Tulane was in 2005, less than three months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area.  The Naval Academy Athletic Association paid for Tulane's trip to Annapolis that weekend, including meals and hotel accommodations.

Navy Football Week 8

vs. Tulane
October 24
1:00 PM (CBS Sports Network)
Annapolis, MD

Game Notes
Media Guide
Live Blog

Navy (4-1)

Game Notes
Media Guide

Tulane (2-4)

Monday's Interviews

Tuesday's Interviews

Wednesday's Interviews

This Week in The American

Thursday, October 22
Temple at East Carolina

Friday, October 23
Memphis at Tulsa

Saturday, October 24
Houston at UCF (Noon, ESPNews)
Tulane at Navy (1 p.m., CBSSN)
SMU at USF (4 p.m., ESPNews)
UConn at Cincinnati (4:30 p.m., CBSSN)

Last Week's Results

Brigham Young 38, Cincinnati 24
Houston 42, Tulane 7
USF 28, UConn 20
East Carolina 30, Tulsa 17
Memphis 37, Mississippi 24
Temple 30, UCF 16

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

This Week

Navy vs. Tulane
Army at Rice
Air Force vs. Fresno State

Last Week

Army 21, Bucknell 14
Colorado State 38, Air Force 23

Friday, October 16, 2015

Navy Football Week 7


Bye Week

Media Guide

Navy (4-1)

This Week in The American

Friday, October 16

Brigham Young vs. Cincinnati
Houston vs. Tulane 7

Saturday, October 17
USF vs. UConn
East Carolina vs. Tulsa
Memphis vs. Mississippi
Temple vs. UCF

Last Week's Results

Houston 49, SMU 28
Temple 49, Tulane 10
Notre Dame 41, Navy 24
USF 45, Syracuse 24
UConn 40, UCF 13
Tulsa 34, ULM 24
Brigham Young 45, East Carolina 38

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

This Week

Navy Bye Week
Army vs. Bucknell
Air Force at Colorado State

Last Week

Notre Dame 41, Navy 24
Army 21, Duke 14
Air Force 31, Wyoming 17

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Navy Football Week 6

at Notre Dame
October 10
3:30 PM, (NBC)
South Bend, IN

Game Notes
Media Guide

Navy (4-0)

Game Notes
Media Guide

Notre Dame (4-1)

Tuesday Interviews

Wednesday Interviews

This Week in The American

Thursday, October 8
SMU at Houston (8 PM, ESPN2)

Saturday, October 10
Tulane at Temple (Noon, ESPNU/ESPNews)
UConn at UCF (3:45 PM, ESPNU)
Navy at Notre Dame (3:30 PM, NBC)
Syracuse at USF (3:30 PM, CBSSN)
Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa (6 PM, ESPN3)
East Carolina at Brigham Young (7:30 PM, ESPNU)

Last Week's Results

Cincinnati 34, Miami (Fla.) 23  
Memphis 24, USF 17
Temple 37, Charlotte 3
Brigham Young 30, UConn 13 
Tulane 45, UCF 31
Houston 38, Tulsa 24
Navy 33, Air Force 11 
East Carolina 49, SMU 23

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

This Week

Navy at Notre Dame
Army vs. Duke
Air Force vs. Wyoming

Last Week

Navy 33, Air Force 11
Penn State 20, Army 14

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.