Navy Midshipmen post 2017 Non-Conference Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -
Navy Midshipmen

Navy opens the 2017 season at Florida Atlantic. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

The Navy Midshipmen have posted their 2017 non-conference football schedule to their official website. The schedule includes games against Air Force, Army, FAU, and Notre Dame.

Navy is set to open the 2017 season on Sept. 2 with a trip to face Florida Atlantic at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Navy is 1-0 against FAU after their 24-17 win in 2012.

The Midshipmen then begin their quest for another Commander in Chief’s Trophy when they host Air Force at Navy-Marine Corps. Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Sept. 30. Navy trails in the overall series 19-27 but has won two straight over the Falcons.

On Nov. 18, Navy travels to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Navy, who fell in South Bend 38-34 last season, last pulled off the upset at Notre Dame in 2009. The Irish lead the overall series 74-12-1.

Navy’s final 2017 non-conference game will be the 118th edition of the Army-Navy game. The annual rivalry game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 9.

The Midshipmen have dominated the Black Knights of late, winning 12 consecutive match-ups to extend their lead in the series to 58-49-7.

Navy, which is set to join The American in 2015, has set this season’s Blue & Gold Spring Game for Friday, April 11 at 7pm ET. The Middies kick off the 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 30 vs. Ohio State at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD.

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