Army-Navy Football Game Live Thread

No College Football? Oh Wait, There's A Game, And It Actually Means Something! [Army-Navy Live Thread]

12/12/09 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Today's only college football action is the annual Army-Navy game, and there's actually something riding on it.

Navy is already set for the Texas Bowl on New Year's Eve against Missouri, but Army still needs one more win, and they can play Temple in the EagleBank Bowl on December 29. This is obviously their last chance, and if they lose, UCLA will take their spot.

88% picked Navy to win, and just for fun, I'm going to place the over/under for Navy pass attempts at 5. In 12 games so far, Navy QB Ricky Dobbs has 84 pass attempts. Oh yeah... he also trails only Toby Gerhart in rushing TD's with 23. With 4 today (not unreasonable, he's done it 3 times already this year), he could lead the country, heading into bowl season.

If you're watching the game (2:30 pm EST on CBS), chat it up with us here. And as always, enjoy the game!
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12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

That game also depends on which Navy offense shows up.  If it's the one that won eight games, then Mizzou is in trouble.  If it's the one that showed up for the first half of this game, then Navy's in trouble.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

BlazerJoe wrote:
Navy triumphs over Army 17-3 for their eighth straight victory.  Navy's next game is in the Texas Bowl against Missouri.  Army's season is over.

If Mizzou's offense shows up that game, it should actually be intriguing to watch.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

(Edited by BlazerJoe)

Navy triumphs over Army 17-3 for their eighth straight victory.  Navy's next game is in the Texas Bowl against Missouri.  Army's season is over.

12/12/09   |   billywa   |   658 respect

 Last song to sing:

NAVY BLUE AND GOLD!!!!!!


GO NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

This game was actually closer than I'm used to.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Tipped and picked off in the end zone...well Army got the ball into the end zone, just their guy didn't catch it.  Goodnight, Army.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Well maybe it's not quite over, question is can Army actually get it into the end zone.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

It's a shame Army took this long to figure out what offense works: Throw to the 6'10" guy.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Dobbs gets the rushing TD record for QBs over Tebow, WOOHOO!  That's the nail in the coffin (captain obvious)

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Navy now leads 17-3 with 6:15 left in the game.  Ricky Dobbs now stands alone as the rushing TD leader.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

TD Navy, 17-3.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

TOUCHDOWN NAVY!

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Never mind that never mind?

Absolutely! ROFL!

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

BlazerJoe wrote:
Never mind that...

Never mind that never mind?

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Well, game's over with that fumble.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Army got it right back though, let's see if they can actually do something with it this time.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Never mind that...

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
By far Army's best drive, and can't get anything out of it. I have to think that's the ball game with how Navy's been playing this 2nd half.

I second that.  If Navy keeps running the ball like they have been, Navy will walk away with a win.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

By far Army's best drive, and can't get anything out of it. I have to think that's the ball game with how Navy's been playing this 2nd half.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Oh man, that was a pitiful kick.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Nice recovery for the big man.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

kramer wrote:
 Villanueva is 6'10?!  Holy crap, don't think there's ever been a taller WR.

Finally getting the ball, damn he's a beast.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Three quarters down, one to go.  Navy leads 10-3.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

End of the 3rd, Navy up 10-3.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Thanks to a FG, Navy now leads 10-3 with :11 seconds left in the 3rd.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

kramer wrote:
Navy looks like they're finally breaking down Army's defense.

Looks like it indeed. Good stop here though to hold em to a FG attempt, but another really nice 12-play drive there.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Scott wrote:

For once I actually agree with Gary Danielson.... Army/Navy is the perfect game to end the regular season for college football

Yep; that's the way it was in the past. The $EC and Big XII decided they wanted to have their games as the last games of the season as well.  Thankfully, Army/Navy was given their game back.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Navy looks like they're finally breaking down Army's defense.

12/12/09   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

For once I actually agree with Gary Danielson.... Army/Navy is the perfect game to end the regular season for college football

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Navy has their first lead of the game. The score in the 3rd, 7-3 Navy.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Wide open, TD Marcus Curry. 6-3 Navy pending PAT.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Touchdown Navy.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Navy has a good drive going now, that completion on 4th and short helped.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

4th and inches, Navy goes for it and makes it. 1st and 10 inside the 30. Good opening drive.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

I heard him on The Dan Patrick Show, and he really seems like a humble guy.

That being said, if I'm a fan of either Texas or Alabama-Tuscaloosa, I want someone else to win the Heisman.  After all, Heisman Trophy winners don't have the best of luck when it comes to "National Championship" games.

12/12/09   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

I refuse to watch a 3-0 game

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

First time I'm really listening to Suh, for being the biggest & baddest dude up there, he sure does seem to be the shyest.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

(Edited by BlazerJoe)

It's especially ugly for me, with Navy losing at the half.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Army takes a knee to end the half.

3-0 Army. Ugly game so far.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 You had to bring up Pitt/Oregon St, didn't you, Verne?

12/12/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

BlazerJoe wrote:
Great defensive stop by Navy to force the punt!

I'm waiting on the Navy who beat Notre Dame to show up and displace the Navy who lost four games this season.

You'll have to get Charlie Weis coaching Army for that to happen.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Some ugly punts on Army's side. Jeez.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Great defensive stop by Navy to force the punt!

I'm waiting on the Navy who beat Notre Dame to show up and displace the Navy who lost four games this season.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

BlazerJoe wrote:
Well, four college guys and Our Lord and Savior Tim Tebow.

Lol, Good point.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I guess not. It is pretty nice for CBS to have all 5 finalists in studio though. I hope it'll actually be just joking around among college guys and not just the "So who do you think should win?"

Well, four college guys and Our Lord and Savior Tim Tebow.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Two really big plays for Navy that have both been brought back thanks to penalty. 58 and 34 yard plays nullified.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

If I didn't know any better, I'd think Army wanted to win this game. Navy is really playing sloppy right now.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

BlazerJoe wrote:
He just couldn't resist it, could he?

I guess not. It is pretty nice for CBS to have all 5 finalists in studio though. I hope it'll actually be just joking around among college guys and not just the "So who do you think should win?"

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Gary with a joke on himself on Mr. Tebow, he may be sickening, but at least he knows he's sickening.

He just couldn't resist it, could he?

12/12/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
3-0 Army 5:20 left in the 2nd.

Navy ball on their own 40.

Thanks

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Joe_L wrote:
James, what is the score and quarter.

3-0 Army 5:20 left in the 2nd.

Navy ball on their own 40.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Gary with a joke on himself on Mr. Tebow, he may be sickening, but at least he knows he's sickening.

12/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Villanueva is 6'10?!  Holy crap, don't think there's ever been a taller WR.

12/12/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Yikes, first down for Army, and QB bobbled the snap. Still recovered it though.

James, what is the score and quarter.

12/12/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Navy.... 100 sailors go to sea, 50 happy couples return...

Go Army!

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

montanasportsguy wrote:
Anyone know why the Navy uniforms have red on them? I'm thinking its because of the Marine Corps, but not sure... And why isn't the Army wearing the camo they wore last year?

That is correct about the Navy unis.

12/12/09   |   jhlittleelect

Go army

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

I don't know about running up the middle, especially since it ain't working too well.

12/12/09   |   montanasportsguy

Anyone know why the Navy uniforms have red on them? I'm thinking its because of the Marine Corps, but not sure... And why isn't the Army wearing the camo they wore last year?

12/12/09   |   attica38   |   40 respect

Pat wrote:
Why was Navy passing? They're not good at it. Just stop.

Army guy here and i think Navy is going to be the hell out of us!

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Yikes, first down for Army, and QB bobbled the snap. Still recovered it though.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Navy turns the ball over on a fumble. Army ball.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Now a Navy fumble at about midfield. Army ball.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Army's got Navy bottled up so far.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Army unable to capitalize completely, but do make the FG to make it 3-0.

Army's first lead since the 1st quarter of 2006. Umm, yikes.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Army unable to capitalize completely, but do make the FG to make it 3-0.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Pat wrote:
Why was Navy passing? They're not good at it. Just stop.

Yea, it was on first down I guess to try and catch them off-guard. They just happened to catch on pretty well.

12/12/09   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
INT by Army inside the red zone.

Why was Navy passing? They're not good at it. Just stop.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

INT by Army inside the red zone.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Army read the third down play from the beginning. Navy to punt the ball away.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Navy picks up their first 1st down of the game.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

And the field goal issssssssssssss............NO GOOD!  Still scoreless in the 1st.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Army's got a good drive going on.

12/12/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Really? They did a Men Who Stare at Goats spoof?

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Three-and-out for Navy. Defensive struggle early on...

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Three-and-out for Army. Navy ball coming up.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Great way to start the game...if you're an Army fan, that is.

12/12/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
As usual, i will be in front of my TV, as an ex-Navy man, and  am rooting on the US Naval Academy.


 GO NAVY.! BEAT ARMY.!

I'm right there with you, shipmate.

GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!

12/12/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4805 respect

As usual, i will be in front of my TV, as an ex-Navy man, and  am rooting on the US Naval Academy.


 GO NAVY.! BEAT ARMY.!

12/12/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

The Division 2 championship is also going on, Grand Valley State and Northwestern Missouri State.  College Football with a real champion...what a strange concept.