Army-Navy weekend- Game #503

Collegefootballfan.om travels to Philly this weekend for the 116th football game between Army and Navy. This is the officially the final regular season game in college football in 2015.  The Midshipman lead this series 59-49-7 and the No. 21 Navy football team (9-2, 7-1 in the AAC) will be playing for its 14th straight win over its archrival.  Army enters this game a big underdog with a 2-9 record. This will be the 11th Army-Navy football game Collegefootballfan.com has attended since 1972.  In addition this year, on Friday night we will attend the seven-bout Army-Navy boxing match to be held at The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.  Army leads this series now, 2-0.  Tailgating will start early on Saturday morning.  Click here at around 9:45 am to hear us live on “Spadora on Sports” on WNER 1430 in Watertown, NY with our favorite sports jock, Pete Spadora.

Collegefootballfan.com has seen Army lose two games at West Point this season to Duke (44-3) and to Rutgers (31-21),  when we attended our 500th college football game since 1979.  We went to Annapolis this year to see the Mids win two games as they defeated Air Force (31-11) and South Florida (29-17). A win by Navy over Army wins the Mids the cherished Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy for supremacy in football among the three major service academies.

Senior Navy QB Keenan Reynolds plays in his final regular season game before he goes into the Navy next year as an Information Warfare officer. His 64 career touchdowns are the most in school history and the most by a quarterback in NCAA history. Collegefootballfan.com will see Reynolds and the Mids play one more game when  they will face the Pitt Panthers in the Military Bowl to be held in Annapolis on Monday, December 28 at 2:30 pm. Here are some pictures taken at this season games held at West Point and in Annapolis.

Flyovers were cancelled, but the tradition of Navy and Air Force exchanging "prisoners" (exchange students) was not affected by the weather.

Flyovers were cancelled, but the tradition of Navy and Air Force exchanging “prisoners” (exchange students) was not affected by the weather.

 

Navy defense stops Air Force on a fourth and goal at the one in the first period.

Navy defense stops Air Force on a fourth and goal at the one in the first period.

Army's offense started deep in its own territory on its first two possessions.

Army’s offense started deep in its own territory on its first two possessions.

That's not a block attempt of Dan Grochowski's 22-yard FG by "The 50-foot Woman" of '50's movie fame. That's one of many fans who blocked our sight line watching today's game!

That’s not a block attempt of Dan Grochowski’s 22-yard FG by “The 50-foot Woman” of ’50’s movie fame. That’s one of many fans who blocked our sight line watching today’s game!

FB Chris Swain gives Navy the power in their triple-option attack.

FB Chris Swain gives Navy the power in their triple-option attack.

Before the game for a little tailgating with Barney, Patsy, myself, Dan with his Navy ship hat, Laurie, and Eileen.

Before the game for a little tailgating with Barney, Patsy, myself, Dan with his Navy ship hat, Laurie, and Eileen.

Cadet 2nd class Matthew McKee of Kansas City met with me and Bob Jones during the second half. Bob worked with Matt's father in the past and he came by to say hello. He is considering the Infantry as his service when he makes his choice his First Class (senior) year.

Cadet 2nd class Matthew McKee of Kansas City met with me and Bob Jones during the second half. Bob worked with Matt’s father in the past and he came by to say hello. He is considering the Infantry as his service when he makes his choice his First Class (senior) year.

Army QB Chris Carter held to a short gain by RU defense.

Army QB Chris Carter held to a short gain by RU defense.

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This website is dedicated to my unique and ongoing adventure to continue to see every major Division 1A (I despise the moniker “FBS”) football team play in person at least once. I’ve seen all 124 teams in existence as of 2013 play and plan to attend games with the five newest editions in the next few years. This also records my ongoing adventures attending as many college football games as possible every season. I “officially” started this crazy goal in 1979. The upcoming 2014 season will be the 35th straight year of sharing this fun endeavor with others in person and through weekly reviews about each game I attend. Entering 2014, I have attended 459 NCAA football games at all levels. My book, Tales from the Tailgate: From the Fan who’s seen ’em all! published in 2011, tells my story over 30 years of when I attended a game in person played by each D1A team for the first time. Now, I haven’t attended a game at every major stadium on each campus (yet) because I’d probably be unemployed and definitely divorced by now. However, I’m proud to report that I remain gainfully employed and have been married to the same woman (“Saint Laurie”) for almost 25 years. We have two kids that have recently ventured away from our home in Byram Township, NJ over the last few few years. Our daughter Alex is a junior at the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), and our son Eric is now enlisted in the United States Navy (Go Navy!). You will find that my site and my book focus on enjoying a passion for college football and great opportunities to have fun with friends and family around the country.

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