2020 Schedule Preview: Navy Midshipmen

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The Navy Midshipmen are the second DI team to release their 2020 schedule. Navy comes into the 2020 season after a 2019 campaign that saw the Midshipmen go 6-7 overall and 4-4 in the Patriot League. They missed their conference tournament and had a head coaching change over the summer with former Marquette head coach replacing Rick Sowell.

2020 SCHEDULE

Date Home Team Road Team Notes
1/18 Jacksonville Navy Scrimmage (Chapel Hill, NC)
1/18 North Carolina Navy Scrimmage (Chapel Hill, NC)
1/25 Navy Delaware Scrimmage
2/1 Navy Penn Scrimmage
2/1 Navy Georgetown Scrimmage
2/7 Navy Manhattan
2/15 Navy Furman
2/18 Richmond Navy
2/22 Maryland Navy
2/29 Lehigh Navy Patriot League
3/7 Navy Colgate Patriot League
3/14 Navy Johns Hopkins
3/21 Navy Holy Cross Patriot League
3/28 Boston U. Navy Patriot League
4/4 Navy Loyola Patriot League
4/11 Lafayette Navy Patriot League
4/18 Army Navy Patriot League
4/24 Navy Bucknell Patriot League

KEY GAMES

2/22 @ Maryland

2/29 @ Lehigh

3/14 vs Johns Hopkins

4/4 vs Loyola

4/18 @ Army 

GAME BY GAME BREAKDOWN

2/7 vs Manhattan

Navy opens the season against Manhattan in what should be a cupcake game for the Midshipmen. Also it’s the first ever meeting between the two programs. Navy should be a heavy favorite and it should be a good game for Navy to feel things out under this new staff in a game that counts. 

2/15 vs Furman

Again, this one is the first meeting between the two programs and should be an easy win for Navy. The Midshipmen will likely use this game against Furman as another feeler game. 

2/18 @ Richmond 

Navy will travel to Richmond to take on the defending SoCon champions in their first road game of the season. This will also be the first ever meeting between the two programs. This one will be the first real test for Navy, especially on the defensive end, as Richmond returns much of a very strong offense last season. 

2/22 @ Maryland 

Navy’s second game of a three-game road stretch will be a meeting against Maryland in College Park. This will be one of the toughest games for the Midshipmen all season. This year’s meeting will be the 93rd all-time meeting between the programs. Maryland won last year’s game 14-9 and leads the series 60-33. 

2/29 @ Lehigh

The last of a three-game road stretch for Navy will be against conference foe Lehigh. The Mountain Hawks are coming off a Patriot League championship appearance last season. These two programs have faced each other 40 times with Navy leading the all-time series 32-8. Lehigh won last year’s meeting 15-8. 

3/7 vs Colgate

Navy faces conference opponent Colgate to start a three-game home stretch. Navy won last year’s meeting 16-11 and leads the all-time series 15-7 through 22 meetings. This one may be an easier conference game, but things could go either way due to it being a conference game, as well. 

3/14 vs Johns Hopkins

Navy and Hopkins renew their long standing rivalry after not playing each other in 2018 or 2019. This rivalry goes back to 1908 with Hopkins leading the all-time series 63-27. Following the two year hiatus, this rivalry should be as intense as ever come March. 

3/21 vs Holy Cross

2019 Patriot League quarterfinalist Holy Cross come into Annapolis for a battle between newly minted head coaches with Peter Burke have the interim tag lifted at Holy Cross after last season. This one should be interesting after Holy Cross won last year’s meeting 12-9. Navy leads the all-time series 14-3. 

3/28 @ Boston U.

The Midshipmen travel up to take on the Terriers to wrap up their March schedule. A conference opponent, the all-time series is tied at 3 after Boston U. won last year’s meeting 13-12. 

4/4 vs Loyola 

Navy opens April up at home against conference foe and inter-state opponent Loyola. With both teams expected to look much different from last season, this has the makings of a good contest. Loyola won 18-5 last year and leads the all-time series 8-4. 

4/11 @ Lafayette

In a final two-game road stretch, Navy will travel to take on the Lafayette Leopards. Navy won last year’s meeting 12-7 and leads the all-time series 19-2. 

4/18 @ Army

Navy final road game of the season will be a trip to West Point to take on their arch rival Army. This game is always close no matter how good either team is that given year. Army won last year’s meeting 9-8 in overtime. Navy leads the all-time series 61-36. 

4/24 vs Bucknell

The Midshipmen end their season at home against Bucknell in late April. Navy won last year’s game 14-8 and leads the all-time series 11-8. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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