LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs. Air Force | October 7, 2017 3:30pm

| October 7, 2017
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Navy and Air Force will meet for the 50th time in series history when they square off on Saturday afternoon in the first leg of the chase for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy in front of what could be a record crowd at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,000). The stadium record for attendance is 38,205 set in 2013 against Air Force. Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM (ET).

Navy has won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy 10 of the last 14 years and has won 24 of the last 29 Service Academy games against Air Force and Army.

The National Anthem will take place at 3:19 PM, followed by a flyby at the end of the National Anthem by four Boeing F/A-18F Superhornets from the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32 based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach. In the lead aircraft – Lt. Kyle “Judas” Webber, USNA Class of 2011, and Cmdr Wade “FLIB” Blizzard, Commanding Officer VFA-32, USNA Class of 1998. In Dash-2 – Lt. Jeff “Marv” Davis, USNA Class of 2012, and Lt. Bill “Dorothy” Adams, USAFA Class of 2007. In Dash-3 – Lt. Andrew “Mr. Tumnus” Weatherholt, USNA Class of 2012, and Lt. Matt “Syndrome” Lindeman, USNA Class of 2012. In Dash-4 – Lt. j.g. Ryan “Streetmeat” Furtner, USNA Class of 2012, and Capt. Christopher “Newg” Boyle, Commodore of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, USNA Class of 1992. The Swordsmen are attached to Carrier Air Wing Three and returned from a combat deployment onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in December 2016.


  • Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor and Jenny Dell on the call.
  • WBAL Radio (1090 AM) will air a two-and-a-half hour preview show before the 60-minute network pregame show beginning at 12 noon with Keith Mills and Scott Wykoff live from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
  • The Navy Football Tailgate Show on WNAV 1430 AM / 99.9 FM will air at 1:30 PM.
  • The Navy Football Pregame Show with Pete Medhurst, 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, Miller and Murray will recap the day’s events in a 30-minute postgame show.
  • Eye On Annapolis will also be covering the game on Twitter and will have halftime and end of game recorded updates.  Photos of the action will be handled for us by Kevin Carroll from a digital cure photography
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John Frenaye October 7, 20171:47 pm

John Frenaye October 7, 20171:59 pm

So apparently the fire alarms are going off on the Blue Tower.

John Frenaye October 7, 20172:19 pm
#NavyFootball has extra motivation today. Jarren Jasper is in the house!! Greeted here by his dad Ivin M Jasper. #JarrenStrong

John Frenaye October 7, 20172:38 pm

John Frenaye October 7, 20172:39 pm

Some pre-gaming with Kevin Chaney

John Frenaye October 7, 20173:21 pm

March-On in the blues.

John Frenaye October 7, 20173:31 pm

John Frenaye October 7, 20173:37 pm

navyfootball won the toss, deferred and will kick off to @AFFootball

John Frenaye October 7, 20173:40 pm

Navy holds them to 4th and 5. Airforce kicks it away.

John Frenaye October 7, 20173:43 pm

And navyfootball can’t do anything and punts it away for a touchback. AF Ball on the 20. 11:08 left in the 1st.

John Frenaye October 7, 20173:44 pm

FUMBLE> Recovery by AirForce!

John Frenaye October 7, 20173:52 pm

TOUCHDOWN Navy! #10 Malcolm Perry. 91yd record setting run. EP is good. 7-0 Navy with 7:52 in 1st. navyfootball

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:09 pm

Touchdown AF. 59 yards. EP is good and we are tied at 7 with 5:30 left in the first at navyfootball

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:10 pm

Attendance record!
Previous record was 2013 Air Force game with 38,225
To you 567 people…Navy Athletics says “Thank You!”

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:22 pm

End of 1st quarter recap with Kevin Chaney

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:34 pm

TOUCHDOWN Navy. And a hop into the end zone by Bonner. Awesome Hope. EP is good Navy – 14 Air Force -7 with 8:36 left in the 1st half

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:40 pm
AF SACK. Recovered by DJ Palmore for navyfootball
Navy ball on the 41.
John Frenaye October 7, 20174:47 pm

TOUCHDOWN NAVY! EP is good. Navy now leads 21-7 with 3:45. navyfootball

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:52 pm

Out of bounds kick by Navy brings AF ball to the Navy 45. 3:44 left in the 1st half!

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:57 pm

After a roughing penalty, AF was at the 15. Fumbled, recovered by @NavyFootball taken to the Navy 40. 2:06 in the half. 21-7

John Frenaye October 7, 20174:58 pm

TOUCHDOWN NAVY! EP is good navyfootball leads 28-7 with 1:52 left in the 1st half.

John Frenaye October 7, 20175:12 pm

At the half.

@NavyFB – 28

@AFFootball – 10


John Frenaye October 7, 20175:24 pm

Halftime Report

John Frenaye October 7, 20175:39 pm
Navy marches thisclose to the end zone but walks away with a FG.
@NavyFB – 31
@AFFootball – 10
10:56 left in the 3rd
John Frenaye October 7, 20175:46 pm
Touchdown @AFFootball. EP is good. With 9:26 left in the 3rd.
Navy – 31
Air Force – 17
John Frenaye October 7, 20175:51 pm

TOUCHDOWN NAVY!!! abey in for 75 yards. EP is good and @NavyFB leaves @AFFootball 38-17 navyfootball

John Frenaye October 7, 20176:04 pm
Touchdown @AFFootball with 4:30 left in the 3rd. EP is good
navyfootball – 38
Air Force – 24
John Frenaye October 7, 20176:25 pm

End of 3rd quarter recap of the @NavyFB @AFFootball game with Kevin Chaney

John Frenaye October 7, 20176:26 pm

Touchdown Air Force. EP is good.

Navy 38
Air Force 31


John Frenaye October 7, 20176:42 pm

Field Goal Navy. With 6:08 left in the game, @NavyFB extends their lead against @AFFootball 41-31 navyfootball

John Frenaye October 7, 20176:49 pm
Touchdown @AFFootball EP is good score now
navyfootball – 41
Air Force – 38
4:09 left in game!
John Frenaye October 7, 20176:57 pm

Navy does nothing and punts away. AF returns for 10 yards with 2:28 left. AF could win this navyfootball game

John Frenaye October 7, 20176:58 pm

Touchdown Air Force. EP is good.
Air Force leads
Navy – 41
Air Force – 44


John Frenaye October 7, 20177:07 pm

TOUCHDOWN NAVY with 15 seconds left. Navy ahead 47-45

John Frenaye October 7, 20177:09 pm

EP is good.

Navy – 48
Air Force 45

15 seconds
Navy has this

John Frenaye October 7, 20177:25 pm

OMG the final seconds and a recap

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