For Navy football fans, November will deliver two great games at the height of autumn. The Midshipmen always bring great tradition and history to every contest with 1 national championship, 2 Heisman Trophy Winners, 3 head coaches and 19 players in the College Football Hall of Fame, and Bill the Goat as their faithful mascot. Navy Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo kicked off his 10th season in Annapolis on September 3, 2016 by routing the Rams of Fordham University 52-16. The Middies finished September undefeated with a record of 3-0.
Notre Dame – November 5 (Jacksonville, Florida)
Led by 7th year head coach Brian Kelly, The Fighting Irish suffered a heartbreaking 50-47 overtime loss in their opener against Texas. Their woes continued in tough losses to Michigan State and Duke, leading to the firing of their defensive coordinator. The Navy-Notre Dame game has been played annually since 1927, the longest uninterrupted intersectional rivalry in college football. Since the hallowed days of head coach Knute Rockne in the 1920s, Notre Dame has built a wonderful tradition based on 11 claimed national titles and 7 Heisman Trophy winners.
University of Tulsa – November 13 (Annapolis, Maryland)
Known as the Golden Hurricanes, the University of Tulsa won their season opener against San Jose State 45-10. Second-year head coach Philip Montgomery took the team to a 6-7 record in 2015, losing in the Independence Bowl to retiring legendary head coach Frank Beamer of the Virginia Tech Hokies. They are 3-1 for this season. Tulsa has a bit of tradition as well, playing their first game in 1895 and winning more than 600 games since then.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (NMCMS)
Located near the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, NMCMS is the home field of the Navy Midshipmen football team. Beginning 2013, the stadium has hosted the Military Bowl, which the Middies won in 2015 with a 44-28 victory over Pittsburgh, earning them an Associated Press ranking of No. 18 for the season. Completed in 1959, the stadium is also a Navy and Marine Corps memorial commemorating the fine men and women who have served and will continue to serve these two branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
For tickets, visit: http://www.navysports.com/tickets/navy-tickets-m-footbl.html
A B&B Near the Stadium
The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is less than two miles away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your bed & breakfast room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.