Navy releases 2024 non-conference football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Navy Midshipmen have posted their 2024 non-conference football schedule to their official website. The schedule includes games against Air Force, Army, Bucknell, and Notre Dame.

Navy is set to kick off the 2024 season at home at Navy-Marine Corps. Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31 against the Bucknell Bison, which was previously unannounced. The game will mark the 15th overall meeting between the two schools, but first since a 13-7 Midshipmen win on Nov. 14, 1925.

The Midshipmen begin their annual pursuit for the Commander in Chief’s Trophy when they battle the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons defeated the Midshipmen last season in Annapolis, 40-7, and now hold a 31-22 advantage in the overall series.

Navy last won the Commander in Chief’s Trophy in 2019 after defeating Air Force 34-25 and Army 31-7.

The Midshipmen are scheduled to host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, Oct. 26 at a site to be announced. Notre Dame leads the series with Navy 79-13-1 and has won the last four meetings.

Navy’s final non-conference game of the 2024 season will be the 125th edition of the Army-Navy Game. The annual rivalry contest will be played on Saturday, Dec. 14 at a site to be announced.

Last season, Navy fell to Army 15-0 at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. Army has now won four of the last five meetings with Navy.

Navy is scheduled to open the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 at home in Annapolis against the Marshall Thundering Herd. The following week on Sept. 11, the Midshipmen will host host the Air Force Falcons. That contest was moved to recognize the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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For sure. More often than not, the most interesting aspect of a Navy non-conference schedule is where the semiannual game versus Notre Dame will be played.