LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs University of Central Florida | October 21, 2017 3:30pm

| October 21, 2017
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Navy and #20 UCF will meet for the first time when they square off on Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Navy’s Homecoming. 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. Navy Mutual Aid Association will serve as the presenting game day sponsor.

Navy, Memphis, Houston, SMU and Tulane all have one loss in the American Athletic Conference West Division. Memphis owns the tiebreaker over Navy, while the Mids hold the tiebreaker over Tulane. Navy still has to play SMU and Houston. UCF and USF are tied for first in the American Athletic Conference East Division with 3-0 records and those two teams are three games ahead in the loss column of everyone else. UCF and USF will meet on Nov. 24 in Orlando.

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UCF is the first ranked team to visit Annapolis since last October when Navy stunned #6 / #5 Houston, 46-40. In 2015, Navy defeated #15 / #16 Memphis, 45-20, in the Liberty Bowl. Navy has not beaten a ranked team in three consecutive years since the 1940s when Navy beat at least one ranked team in five consecutive years (1941-45).


The National Anthem will take place at 3:20 PM, followed by a flyby by two Boeing F/A-18F Superhornets from the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, and two Boeing F/A-18C Hornets from the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron 34, both based out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. The lead aircraft will be piloted by Lt. Gregory Eastburg, USNA Class of 2012, and Lt. Dennis Heinz. In Dash-2, Lt. Matthew Carrasquillo, USNA Class of 2010, and Lt. Adam Collins. In Dash-3, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Saylor, and in Dash-4, Lt. Cmdr. Ben Orloff, USNA Class of 2005. The Swordsmen are attached to Carrier Air Wing Three and returned from a Combat Deployment onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in December 2016. The Blue Blasters are attached to Carrier Air Wing Two and will be deploying next year onboard the USS Carl Vinson in support of Combat Operations.

There will be a parachute jumper from Team Fastrax at 3:24 PM


  • Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak, Randy Cross and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch 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 pre-game, end-of-quarter, 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 21, 20176:41 pm
And that’s an OFFICIAL wrap for navyfootball
@NavyFB – 21 (5-2)
@UCF_Football -31 (6-0)
John Frenaye October 21, 20176:38 pm

Taking some liberty + wrapping up a few mins early. Recap of the navyfootball loss to UCF. Probable final 31-21

John Frenaye October 21, 20176:10 pm

Interception navyfootball returned . Navy ball on the Navy 45. Flag on play!

John Frenaye October 21, 20176:01 pm

TOUCHDOWN NAVY! Back in this with navyfootball trailing UCF 24-21

John Frenaye October 21, 20175:54 pm

After 3. UCF- 24 Navy -14. navyfootball

John Frenaye October 21, 20175:47 pm

navyfootball holds UCF to a field goal. With 2:41 in the 3rd UCF leads 24-14.

John Frenaye October 21, 20175:30 pm

Abey hit hard. Out for a play or two. Have not seen him leave field. navyfootball

John Frenaye October 21, 20175:23 pm

Touchdown UCF. 79 yard run. Extra Point is good. UCF back on top 21-14 navyfootball with 12:08 left in 3

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John Frenaye October 21, 20175:18 pm

TOUCHDOWN NAVY. 75 yards from Abey to Perry. Navy ties this game up at 14 with 12:23 in the 3rd! navyfootball

John Frenaye October 21, 20175:09 pm

John Frenaye October 21, 20174:54 pm

UCF attempts 45 yd field goal and no good. At half Navy trails 14-7 navyfootball

John Frenaye October 21, 20174:51 pm

Malcolm Perry weaved it into the end zone, but came back for holding. Pass was intercepted. UCF Ball on the 11 with 31 secs in half

John Frenaye October 21, 20174:40 pm

TD @UCF_Football with 2:46 to go in the half, UCF leads navyfootball 14-7

John Frenaye October 21, 20174:33 pm

And Navy scores! Game tied up at 7 with 4:46 in first half!

John Frenaye October 21, 20174:30 pm

Navy puts the ball in the air! Complete for 40 yards. Now 1st and 10 from the 25 for Navy! hugeplay navyfootball

John Frenaye October 21, 20174:28 pm

Abey and navyfootball is starting to move the ball—slowly. But its moving!

John Frenaye October 21, 20174:04 pm

UCF was at the 3 with 4th and 1. Navy held and Navy gets the ball on the 3. navyfootball Navy trails 7-0 with 2:14 left in the 1st half.

John Frenaye October 21, 20173:41 pm

Navy is behind with 11:33 i the 1st, UCF came at em early and got 7 on the board navyfootball

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Pregame discussion!

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