Navy Football: 5 home games and Our Lady of Baltimore
The American Athletic Conference has announced the Navy football schedule for 2022, a slate that includes five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and a home game against Notre Dame at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Navy will face 10 teams that qualified for a bowling game last year, including two teams that finished in the top 8 teams in the nation (#4 Cincinnati and #8 Notre Dame) and another that finished 17and (Houstons).
The Navy will kick off the 2022 season with back-to-back home games against Delaware on September 3 and the American Athletic Conference opener against Memphis on September 10.
Delaware, which finished 5-6 a year ago, will be led by freshman head coach Ryan Carty. Carty, who is a Delaware alum, was previously Sam Houston State’s offensive coordinator. This will be the first meeting between the Navy and Delaware since 2013.
Memphis, led by Freshman All-American quarterback Seth Henigan, finished 6-6 a year ago and was invited to the Hawai’i Bowl to play Hawai’i before that game was canceled due to the coronavirus. Memphis leads the all-time series 4-3, but Navy is 2-1 against the Tigers at home.
After a week off, the Navy will hit the road for three of the next four trips to Eastern Carolina on Sept. 24, the Air Force on Oct. 1, and SMU on Friday, Oct. 14. a home game against Tulsa on Oct. 8.
East Carolina went 7-5 last year, including a thrilling 38-35 win over Navy at Annapolis, and was invited to play in the military bowl against Boston College before that game was canceled due to the coronavirus. Navy is 4-0 all-time in Greenville.
The Air Force game will kick off the first stage of the Commander in Chief Trophy. Last year, the three schools shared the trophy as the Air Force beat the Navy, the Army beat the Air Force and the Navy beat the Army. The home side have won eight of the last nine games in this series.
Navy leads the all-time series against Tulsa 7-2, which includes a 20-17 win last year at Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane, which is 2-2 all-time at Annapolis, finished last year with a 7-6 record, including a 30-17 win over Old Dominion at the Myrtle Beach Bowl.
The Mids will play under the Friday Night Lights in Dallas as Navy and SMU meet for the 24th time in series history. SMU, which will be led by first-year head coach Rhett Lashlee, finished 8-4 a year ago and was scheduled to face Virginia in the Fenway Bowl before that game was called off due to the coronavirus. Navy leads the all-time series 13-10.
The Navy will play its final two games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Oct. 22 against Houston and Oct. 29 against Temple. The Temple game will be both Homecoming and Senior Day.
It will be the first time the Navy has not played a home game in the month of November since 1988, when the Mids played their last home game Oct. 1 against Yale and then finished the year with four road games. and two neutral site matches.
Houston is coming off a fantastic 12-2 season with its only losses to Texas Tech in Game 1 (38-21) and Cincinnati in the AAC Championship Game (35-20). The Cougars beat Auburn 17-13 in the Birmingham Bowl and will be one of the favorites to win the AAC in 2022.
Temple will be led by freshman head coach Stan Drayton, who comes from the University of Texas in City of Brotherly Love. It will be the 17thand meeting between the Mids and the Owls, with each team winning eight previously.
Navy will face an extremely difficult November with the Mids traveling to Cincinnati on Nov. 5, hosting Notre Dame on Nov. 12 and traveling to UCF on Nov. 19.
The Bearcats finished 13-1 last year and were ranked No. 4 in the nation in the Finals Associated press Survey. UC became the first team from the American Athletic Conference to be selected for the college football playoffs, where they lost a hard-fought game to No. 1 Alabama 27-6. Outside of the game against the Crimson Tide, Cincinnati’s toughest game was a 27-20 win over Navy at Annapolis.
Marine and Notre Dame will meet on the grill for the 95and times and for the 23rd time in Baltimore which is more than any other city in series history outside of South Bend. The two teams last met in Baltimore in 2008, with the Irish winning a thriller 27-21. Last year, Notre Dame finished 11-2 and No. 8 in the final Associated press Survey. The Irish lost a heartbreak to Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl 37-35.
UCF finished 9-4 last year, which included a thrilling 29-17 Gasparilla Bowl victory over state rival Florida. This will be just the Navy’s second trip to Orlando since joining the AAC in 2015.
The AAC Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, and will pit the conference’s top two teams at the home of the regular-season champion.
The 123rd play of the annual Army-Navy game presented by the USAA will return to Philadelphia for the first time since 2019 on Dec. 10. Navy won last year’s game 17-13 and beat the Black Knights two of the last three times and 16 of the last 20 times.
Season ticket packages are on sale now for current season ticket holders for $330 for all five home games played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the Navy-Notre Dame game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
A standing-only package for the grass hill located in the north end zone for all five home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and an upper-level reserved seat for the Navy-Notre Dame game in Baltimore is from $230 for adults and $180 for children 12 and under.
For more information on Navy football tickets, go to: https://navysports.com/sports/2019/12/10/tickets-navy-tickets-m-footbl-html.aspx
2022 Navy Football Schedule
Date Opponent Place
Saturday, September 3 Delaware Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Saturday, September 10 Memphis Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Saturday, September 24 in East Carolina Greenville, North Carolina
Saturday, October 1 at Air Force Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Saturday, October 8 Tulsa Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Friday, October 14 at SMU Dallas, Texas
Saturday, October 22 Houston Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Saturday, October 29 Temple Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Saturday, November 5 in Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio
Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Notre Dame M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore
Saturday, November 19 at UCF Orlando, Florida.
Saturday, December 3 AAC Championship Game TBD
Saturday, December 10 vs. Army Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
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