The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Navy Midshipmen have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2016 and 2018, Marshall Athletics Director Mike Hamrick announced today.
Marshall will travel to face Navy at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on September 3, 2016. On October 13, 2018, the Herd will host the Midshipmen at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington. The matchup will mark the first meeting between the two schools.
Navy now has nine games scheduled in 2016: Marshall (09/03), at SMU (09/10), UAB (09/24), at Air Force (10/01), at Temple (10/29), Army (12/10), Notre Dame, at South Alabama and at UNLV.
In 2018, Navy is slated to play at Iowa State (09/22), at Marshall (10/13), Air Force, Army, Notre Dame and at SMU.
The game against the Midshipmen is the first non-conference game scheduled for Marshall in 2016. In 2018, Marshall is set to open at Miami (OH) on Sept. 1.