Navy loses a close one to Notre Dame despite the score

| November 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

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The score may not reflect it, but Navy lost a close one to Notre Dame last night at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland in front of 38,607 people. In the end, Notre Dame won by a score of 49-39 which did not reflect how close the game actually was.

In the first minute, the Fighting Irish had already put 7 points on the board and the Midshipmen answered in short time to tie the game. But it all went downhill for the Midshipmen from there–until the second half of the game.

At halftime, it looked to be a blowout with Notre Dame holding a 21 point lead. But late in the 2nd half, Navy scored the next 28 points and took the lead. At the end of the third quarter, Navy led 31-28.

The game was back and forth from there with some critical plays–a Navy sack of Notre Dame, a pick on both sides, and a crucial penalty against Navy all set up the win for the Irish. With four minutes left to play, Navy was trying to overcome a 3 point lead by Notre Dame.

Navy completed a successful 2 point conversion and with 1:27 in the game, Notre Dame sealed the deal with the final touchdown of the game. One thing is for sure, Navy gave the #6 ranked Notre Dame something to think about on their flight home. As I heard last night, Navy is the “Honey Badger” of college football.

You can review the game on our live blog, or for more detail, see the story and images in The Capital-Gazette.

Photos Courtesy of Noreen Frenaye ©2014

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

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