Navy Announces 2011 Football Schedule
Jan. 7, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced Navy’s 2011 football schedule on Friday, which will include five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium as well as the annual Army-Navy game that will be played at FedExField in Landover, Md. Navy will battle eight teams that played in a bowl game in 2010 and a Delaware team that is playing for the FCS National Championship against Eastern Washington.
Navy kicks off the 2011 campaign against Delaware on Sept. 3 before hitting the road for games at Western Kentucky on Sept. 10 and at South Carolina on Sept. 17. South Carolina finished the 2010 season with a 9-5 record and played Auburn in the SEC Championship game. One of the biggest wins in school history came against South Carolina in 1984 when the Mids upset the No. 2 Gamecocks, 38-21, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Mids will take a week off before playing host to Service Academy rival Air Force (Oct. 1) and Southern Miss (Oct. 8). The game against the Falcons is the first leg in the battle for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, while the game against the Golden Eagles will mark the first meeting between the two programs.
Navy travels to Rutgers on Oct. 15 in what will be the first meeting between the two schools since the Mids won a thriller, 23-21, in 2008. The Mids return home to play host to East Carolina on Oct. 22 for Homecoming. Navy scored a modern day-record 76 points in a 76-35 victory over East Carolina this past fall. Closing out the month of October will be a trip to South Bend (Oct. 29) where the Mids will be looking to win three-straight over Notre Dame in South Bend and four out of five overall against the Irish.
Navy will play its final home game of the year on Nov. 5 when the Mids play host to Troy in the first meeting between the two schools. The Mids then hit the road for games at SMU (Nov. 12) and San Jose State (Nov. 19) before closing the regular season against Army on Dec. 10 at FedExField. If the Mids reach six wins, they will play an opponent from the ACC in the Military Bowl (date TBA).
Season tickets ($190) will go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 2. You can buy season tickets and join the Blue & Gold at www.navysports.com
Date Opponent Location TV
Sept. 3 Delaware Annapolis, Md. CBS C
Sept. 10 at Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky. TBA
Sept. 17 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. TBA
Oct. 1 Air Force Annapolis, Md. CBS C
Oct. 8 Southern Miss Annapolis, Md. CBS C
Oct. 15 at Rutgers New Brunswick, N.J. TBA
Oct. 22 East Carolina (HC) Annapolis, Md. CBS C
Oct. 29 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. NBC
Nov. 5 Troy Annapolis, Md. CBS C
Nov. 12 at SMU Dallas, Texas TBA
Nov. 19 at San Jose State San Jose, Calif. TBA
Dec. 10 vs. Army Landover, Md. CBS