Navy Plays Host to SMU in Final Home Game of the Season
|GAME 9: NAVY (5-3, 3-3 American) vs. SMU (6-3, 3-2 American) | 2017 Media Center|
|When||Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 | 3:30 pm (ET)|
|Location||Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium | Stadium Parking & Fan Guide | Directions|
|Tickets||Buy Online | 1-800-US4-NAVY|
|Television||CBS Sports Network (John Sadak, Randy Cross, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch)|
|Live Video Stream||Navy Athletics - SUBSCRIPTION|
|Listen||Navy Football Radio Network (Pete Medhurst, Tom O'Brien, Joe Miller, Tim Murray) - WBAL (1090 AM; Baltimore) | WNAV (1430 AM, 99.9 FM; Annapolis) | WFED (1500 AM, 820 AM; Washington, D.C. / Northern Virginia) | WBQH (1050 AM; Washington, DC / Northern Virginia) | ESPN/XEPE 1700 AM (San Diego) | WXTG (102.1 FM; Virginia Beach, Va.) | WJXL 1010 AM (Jacksonville, Fla.) | KRKO 1380 AM (Seattle, Wash.) | Satellite Radio (Sirius Ch. 133 / XM Ch. 201)|
|Live Stats||Navy Athletics|
|Game Notes||Navy | SMU | AAC|
|Season Statistics||Navy | SMU | AAC|
|Social Media||@NavyAthletics | Facebook | Instagram|
Setting the Stage
• Navy and SMU will meet Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,00) in Annapolis on Senior Day. Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM (ET) and the game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak, Randy Cross and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch on the call. This is the 19th meeting all-time between the two schools, but just the third as American Athletic Conference foes.
• Navy enters play in fourth place in the West Division, 1/2 game behind SMU for third and 1 game behind Houston for second. The Mids still have a shot at finishing in a tie for first place, but would need wins over SMU and Houston, an SMU win over Memphis and a Memphis loss to East Carolina on the final weekend. The Mids would lose out in a head-to-head tie with Memphis, but a four-way tie with Memphis, SMU and Houston is too convoluted to break at this point. An SMU win on Saturday would set up a showdown for a share of first place next weekend when it plays at Memphis.
• The Navy Football Tailgate Show on WNAV Radio 1430 AM / 99.9 FM will air at 1:30 PM.
• The Navy Football Insider Show on WBAL Radio 1090 AM will air at 2:00 PM.
• The Navy Football Pregame Show with Pete Medhurst, Tom O’Brien, Joe Miller and Tim Murray will get underway at 2:30 PM, followed by game action beginning at 3:30 PM on the Navy Radio Network. • Following the contest, Medhurst, O’Brien, Miller and Murray will recap the day’s events in a 30-minute postgame show.
Game Day Festivities
• The Navy football team will arrive at the Blue Angel on the West (Blue) side of the stadium at approximately 1:00 PM. The team will walk down the sidewalk and through NavyFest before walking to the tunnel. Fans are invited to stand on both sides of the sidewalk to cheer on the players.
• The March-On of the Brigade of Midshipmen begins at 3:07 PM.
• The National Anthem will take place at 3:16 PM, followed by fly-over featuring two Bell-Boeing MV-22 Ospreys from the “Blue Knights” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C. Piloting the lead aircraft will be Major Jason “Crome” Harris, USNA Class of 2003, and Capt. Anthony “Cheesecake” Beaupre, USNA Class of 2012. The dash two aircraft will be piloted by Captain Drew “WANG” Presnell, USNA Class of 2012 and Captain James “Bob” Barker, USNA Class of 2012. The Blue Knights recently returned home from eight months of supporting operations in the 5th Fleet as part of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit followed by Hurricane Relief operations in Puerto Rico.
• Navy’s 34 seniors will be honored at 3:21 PM.
• Navy will take the field at 3:28.20, while SMU will take the field at 3:29.
• Kickoff on Saturday is slated for 3:32 PM. Please note, there is a chance kickoff and all activities noted above could be pushed back by five minutes if the first game on CBS Sports Network (Duke at Army) is running long. That decision will be made before the 60-minute clock starts at 2:32 PM.
• The Navy men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will be honored between the first and second quarters. The Navy men’s swimming & diving team won its 14th consecutive Patriot League title last fall in its 14th year competing in the event, while the women’s swimming & diving won its sixth straight title. Both squads also beat Army.
• At halftime, the Cheerleaders of America will perform, followed by the USNA Silent Drill Team.
• Following the game, Navy’s alma mater, Navy Blue & Gold, will be played as the team stands at attention in front of the Brigade of Midshipmen. It is one of the best traditions in all of sports.
Navy To Honor 34 Seniors On Senior Day
• Navy’will honor its 34 seniors in a pregame ceremony on Saturday. The senior class has compiled a record of 33-15 (.688), which puts them four wins away from tying the school record for wins by a senior class and five from breaking the record. Navy has at least four and as many as six games remaining if it makes it to the AAC Championship Game and a bowl game.
• The Navy seniors have won a Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy (2015) with a chance to win another one on Dec. 9 when the Mids play Army in Philadelphia, shared an American Athletic Conference West Division title (2015) and won the AAC West outright (2016). The senior class is 2-1 in bowl games with wins over San Diego State and Pitt and a loss to Louisiana Tech.
• Navy has won 14 consecutive games on Senior Day. The Mids’ last loss on Senior Day was on Nov. 16, 2002, in a 38-0 loss to UConn.
• Navy’s 34 seniors include: Randy Beggs (Temecula, Calif.), Darryl Bonner (Fayetteville, N.C.), John Brown III (Durham, N.C.), Josh Brown (Lilburn, Ga.), Tyler Carmona (Davie, Fla.), Brandon Colon (Brownsville, Texas), Jahmaal Daniel (Fayetteville, N.C.), Myles Davenport (Fayetteville, N.C.), Dylan Fischer (Phoenix, Ariz.), Chris High (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Winn Howard (Monument, Colo.), Brandon Jones (Keller, Texas), Terrence Laster (Cary, N.C.), Chad Lewellyn (Louisville, Ky.), Robert Lindsey (Palm Bay, Fla.), Evan Martin (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Kevin McCoy (Fayetteville, N.C.), Conrey Meagher (Oxford, Miss.), Elijah Merchant (Humble, Texas), Justin Norton (Rowlett, Texas), Trey Olsen (Roseville, Calif.), D.J. Palmore (Bartlett, Tenn.), Jordan Pittman (Bowie, Md.), Ronnie Querry (Gilbert, Ariz.), Michael Raiford (Stockbridge, Ga.), Tyler Sayles (Coral Springs, Fla.), Craig Scott (Kansas City, Mo.), Micah Thomas (Cedar Park, Texas), Jerry Thompson (Memphis, Tenn.), Parker Wade (Nashville, Tenn.), Joshua Walker (Decatur, Ala.), Seth White (Smithfield, Utah), Tyris Wooten (Palm Bay, Fla.), Isaac Wright (Gastonia, N.C.).