65th Reunion - Annapolis- 24-27 April 2019


65th Reunion - Annapolis- 24-27 April 2019

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11/14/11

Observations from an Olde Poolie



NAVY FOOTBALL  2011                                                               Observations from an Olde Poolie

November 12, 2011.  On a warm afternoon in Dallas before  over 21,000 fans, including George W. Bush and Barbara, Navy played their best game of the season. Give credit to a young defense that made stops at critical times and picked off two passes to end drives for SMU. The offense did it’s job rushing for 335 yards. Proctor tried two passes – one incomplete and one was intercepted.

Navy took the opening kick-off and marched to the Mustangs 25 yard line.  Jon Teague then kicked a wobbly  39 yard FG against a gusty 25 knot wind. Good! Navy 3 SMU 0.  After each team had an interception Navy had the ball on the 44. Ten plays later Green burst over the left side for a TD.  Navy 10 SMU 0 early in the second quarter. SMU finally got a FG as the clock expired. Navy 10 SMU 3 at the half.

The Mustangs used 9 plays – mostly passes to tie the score five minutes into the second half. Navy then marched 78 yards in 13 plays to score on a one yard run by Howell.   Navy 17 SMU 10 with 5 minutes left in the quarter.  Later, the MIdshipmen drove 79 yards in 7 plays to extend the lead to 24 – 10 with 12:20  remaining. The SMU passing produced another TD to close to 24 – 17 with 3:40 left on the clock. On third and 7  from the 23   Gee Gee Green took a pitch –out, ran left and dove for a ten yard gain and a first down. A critical run as Navy then ran out the clock.  Proctor had 107 yards on 17 carries. DE Tuanni had a great game. The defense got a sack and kept pressure on\n the Mustang QB.  A good game for the Midshipmen.

This game honored former Navy player Frank Ganz  (center – Linebacker 1957- 59) who caached for 38 years primarily in the NFL. He also coached at both SMU and Navy.

Air Force lost to Wyoming 25 – 17 and Army lost to Rutgers 27 – 12.

On November 4 Navy’s Sprint Football Team  beat Army 28 – 6  to conclude a 7 – 0 season and won their  35th Collegiate Sprint Football Title.

Next week the Midshipmen travel to San Jose State (3 – 7). The Spartans have struggled this year and lost to Utah State 33 – 34 yesterday.  They have played a difficult schedule and will try to get a “W” over Navy. Could be tough. They pass a lot.

Navy’s Record (4-6)

Sept. 3   Navy 40  Delaware  17
Sept. 10  Navy 40 @ Western Kentucky 14
Sept. 17  @ South Carolina 24 Navy 21
Oct.  1   Air Force 35 Navy 34 (OT)  CBS
Oct.  8    Southern Mississippi  63  Navy 35.
Oct. 15  @  Rutgers 21 Navy  20.
Oct. 22  East Carolina 38 Navy 35 (HC)
Oct. 29  @ Notre Dame 56 Navy 14
Nov.  5    Navy 42  Troy 14
Nov.  12   Navy 24 @ SMU  17
Nov. 19   @ San Jose State  4:00 pm ESPN3.com
Dec. 10    Army  (Landover, MD.)  2:30 pm CBS

San Jose State  (3 - 7 )

Sept.  3   @ Stanford 57  SJS  3
Sept. 10   @ UCLA  27  SJS 17
Sept. 17   Nevada   17  SJS  14
Sept. 24   SJS  34  New Mexico St. 24
Sept. 30   SJS  38 @ Colorado St. 31
Oct.     8   @ BYU 29 SJS 16
Oct.   14   SJS  28 Hawaii 27
Oct.   29   @ Louisiana Tech 38 SJS 28
Nov.  5     Idaho  32 SJS 29
Nov  12    Utah State 34 SJS 33
Nov. 19    NAVY  4:00 pm              TV

GO  NAVY  BEAT those SPARTANS!
 

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