Welcome to Annapolis

Trevor Mcnaboe

For the first time in four years, Georgia Southern will travel to Annapolis, MD to take on Navy this Saturday.

The Midshipmen are one of the most historical programs, with the program’s inception taking place in 1879.

Navy is currently in its 132nd straight season of football, and the team currently holds a record of 4-5.

Despite their below .500 record, The Midshipmen have made a bowl game 10 out of the last 11 seasons, and hold an all time bowl record of 8-10-1.

Navy is currently classified as an FBS Independent, which means that they have no affiliation to any particular conference, however in 2015 they will be moving to the American Athletic Conference.

Over the years The Midshipmen have developed rivalries with Army, Notre Dame and Air Force.

Navy, along with the other two service academies, Army and Air Force, compete for the Commander in Chief trophy, which is awarded to the team with the most wins head to head with one another that season.

Navy has held the Commander in Chief trophy 14 times, including the past two seasons.

The Midshipmen won one national championship back in 1926, with a 9-0-1 record under head coach Bill Ingram.

Along with a national title, the Midshipmen have had two players win the Heisman Trophy, given to the best player in college football that year.

Runningback Joe Bello won the prestigious award in 1960, and three years later quarterback Roger Staubach won his own.

Navy has a total of 23 All-Americans in its program history, and 19 players have been inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Ken Niumatalolo is in his 6th season as the head coach of Navy, and has the second most wins as a coach with 53 – that’s two wins behind George Welsh.

Navy plays their home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, a facility built in 1959 and renovated in 2004. The current capacity of the stadium is 34,000. The attendance record is 38,225, which was set in 2013 against Air Force.

Kick off is set for 3:30 and CBS Sports Network will cover the game