2015 Captains Bernie Sarra (Navy #77) and Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) head out for the coin toss. Navy wins and elects to receive, defending the South end zone.
Senior slotback, Demond Brown, brings in one of the flags to start the game
Seniors Will Huntsman (Navy #46) and Will Anthony (Navy #90) carry in the two remaining flags.
Colgate's #35 (Duncan Brennan) kicks off 63 yards to start the game.
Navy's Demond Brown (#25) returns the kickoff 13 yards, to the Navy 15.
Navy's Demond Brown (#25) rushes for no gain when stopped by Colgate's #55 (Victor Steffen) at the Navy10.
The fly-over was performed by Dan Haug and his team from the "National Capitol Squadron", based out of Culpepper Regional Airport near Brandy Station, VA. They were flying one Grumman TBM-3 AVENGER and two North American SNU-5 TEXANs. The TBM-3 was a torpedo bomber and was flown by former President George H.W. Bush during WWII. The SNU-5 was a Navy advanced training aircraft.
Navy's Chris Swain (#37) fumbled after a 17 yard rush to the Navy22. The ball was recovered by Colgate at the Navy23 and ended Navy's first drive of the game.
Colgate quarterback #15 (Jake Melville) keeps and rushes for 7 yards to the Navy16.
Raiders' #24 (John Wilkins) only gains a yard before being swarmed by Navy's Josiah Powell (#48) and Amos Mason (#52) at the Navy15.
Colgate #22 (James Holland) takes a risk and gains 3 yards on a 4th-and-1 situation before being shut down by Navy's entire defensive line. Navy's Daniel Gonzales (#58) is credited with the stop at the Navy11.
Colgate #15 (Jake Melville) rushed for 10 yards and stopped by Navy's Micah Thomas (#44) but a 10-yard penalty by the Raiders relegated his run to a non- play.
Navy's Bernard Sarra (#77) and Amos Mason (#52) combined to stop Raiders' #15 (Jake Melville) at the Navy3.
Colgate's kicker (#46, Jonah Bowman) kicks the field goal and scores the first points of the game. Colgate 3, Navy 0. Clock 08:11.
Navy's Demond Brown (#25) returns the Raider kickoff to the Navy23.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) fakes to Chris Swain (Navy #37) before a successful pass to Jamir Tillman (Navy #4) for 18 yards to the Navy41.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) pass to Chris Swain (Navy #37) ends incomplete and the Mids have to settle for a field goal attempt as their second drive falls short.
Austin Grebe (Navy #43) completes his field goal attempt from 27. Score is now tied; Navy 3, Colgate 3. Clock 05:00.
Navy's band keeps the Mids engaged throughout the afternoon.
Colgate's #2 (Chris Morgan) returns the Navy kick-off to the Colgate 29 before being stopped by Navy's David Gordeuk (#92).
Colgate's #15 (Jake Melville) is taken down at the line of scrimmage by Navy's Will Anthony (#90).
Colgate #85 (Nikko Armiento) has to punt at 4th and 8. This series had 3 plays for 2 yards, 1:46. Navy's next drive will start at 03:14.
Navy's Chris Swain, AKA the Swain Train, is a fan favorite to watch!
Our very own Swain Train (Navy's Chris Swain, #37) breaks a tackle and takes the ball into the end zone for the first TD on the day! Clock 02:30.
Navy's Austin Grebe (#43) kicks the extra point and adds to the score: Navy 10, Colgate 3. Navy's Will Worth (#15) is the holder pictured.
Colgate starts their drive from their own 6 yard line.
Raider pass is complete to #81 (Alex Greenawalt), but Navy's Elijah Merchant (#14) was there to stop his progress at the Colgate23, leaving the Raiders with a 4th and 6.
Colgate's #85 (Nikko Armiento) punts 50 yards, to the Navy27. After a subsequent penalty, Navy starts the drive at their own 13 yard line.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) hands off to Chris Swain (Navy #37) for a gain of 6 to the Navy24 and another first down.
Handoff from Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) to DeBrandon Sanders (Navy #21) nets the Mids a gain of 46 yards to the Colgate30 and another Navy first down.
Following a hole made in the line by Navy's Ben Tamburello (#60), Chris Swain (Navy #37) rushes for 7 yards, to the Colgate23.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) keeps the ball and rushes the final yard for another Navy TD. Clock 11:53.
The PAT by Austin Grebe (Navy #43) is good. Score is now Navy 17, Colgate 3.
Raider pass to #81(Alex Greenawalt) is complete, but Navy's Elijah Merchant (#14) is on hand to stop his progress at the Colgate34.
Colgate #15 (Jake Melville) rushes for 7 yards, to get to the Colgate41 before being stopped by Navy's D.J. Palmore (#45) with assistance from Lorentez Barbour (Navy #2) and Kwazel Bertrand (#17).
Navy's Amos Mason (#52) gets a hand on the attempted pass by Colgate to break up the play.
After Colgate turns the ball over on downs, Navy's Dishan Romine (#28) rushes for 7 yards, to the Colgate38 and another Navy first down.
DeBrandon Sanders (Navy #21) rushes 17 yards to get another Navy first down, at the Colgate21.
Navy's Shawn White finishes the series with a 6 yard run for another Navy Touchdown! Clock 04:10.
Navy's PAT by Austin Grebe (#43) is good. Score is now Navy 24, Colgate 3.
Colgate's #20 (Demetrius Russell) rushes for 3 yards before Navy's Micah Thomas (#44) wraps him up at the Colgate29.
Raider pass to #22 (James Holland) gains 8 yards and the first down, before Navy's Elijah Merchant (#14) has him stopped at the Colgate37.
Raider QB #15 (Jake Melville) tries to connect with receivers through the air, but Navy's defense, in the form of Josiah Powell (#48) and Will Anthony (#90) continue to swarm and keep him from completing a pass.
At 4th and 10 on the Colgate37, Raiders #85 (Nikko Armiento) completes a 47 yard punt to the Navy16.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) sends a pass from the Navy38 in the first play of the drive... looking for Jamir Tillman (Navy #4).
Navy's Jamir Tillman (#4) brings down the ball and gains 44 yards before he's stopped at the Colgate18.
Navy's Quentin Ezell (#32) fights through the Raiders defense to rush the final 18 yards for a Touchdown in the second play of the drive. Clock 02:04.
Navy's kicking remains strong and Austin Grebe (#43) completes the PAT to change the score again. Navy 31, Colgate 3.
Raiders #29 (John Maddaluna) fields the kickoff but only gains 15 yards before being wrapped up by Navy's Ryan Harris (#59) at the Colgate20.
Colgate's #20 (Demetrius Russell) rushes for 18 yards, and a Raider first down, but is brought down at the Navy36 by Navy's Will Anthony (#90) and Josiah Powell (#48) as the first half ends. Clock 00:00.