Photo Gallery: Navy routs Fordham part I

The Navy Midshipmen got off to a strong start for the 2016 season, blasting Fordham 52-16. Look inside for exclusive photos by Alison Althouse. Part I

Our Game official crew, from the American Athletic Conference, were as follows: (L-R) Back Judge Mike Griffith, Umpire Jeffrey Akers, Center Judge Joe Clarkson, Referee Henry Wimberg, Line Judge Lance Thompson, Field Judge Tony Scanga, Head Linesman Nathan Long, and Side Judge Chris Bikowski.

Spirit Button worn by the entire brigade - Go Navy - Beat the Rams!

The day was picturesque, especially during the National Anthem, but the planned fly-over and parachute jumper were cancelled due to high winds.

Navy Captains Daniel Gonzales (#58) and Toneo Gulley (#22) enter their first game of the season.

Fordham's team captains were #6 (George Dawson), #19 (Joe Pavlik), and #14 (Kevin Anderson).

Leading the team onto the field and bringing in the flags were seniors Ryan Harris (#59, carrying the Marine Corps flag), Will Worth (#15, carrying the American Flag), and Josiah Powell (#48, carrying the Navy flag).

Fordham wins the toss and elected to receive - Navy chose to defend the North end zone.

Navy's 65 yard kickoff has the Rams starting at the Fordham0 but the forced fumble by Navy's Ryan Harris (#59) is ultimately recovered by Navy's Taylor Heflin (#54) at the Fordham7.

Navy's QB, Tago Smith (#2) rushes for 7 yards for the first Navy Touchdown on the season. Clock 14:48.

Navy's Bennett Moehring (#16) completes the PAT and the score is now Navy 7, Fordham 0: 1 play, 7 yards, 0:12.

Navy's kickoff is returned 18 yards by Rams' #3 (Kendal Pearcey) to the Fordham23 where he's stopped by Navy's Josh Brown (#42).

Navy's Josiah Powell (#48) brings down Rams #5 (Austin Longi) for a loss of 1 yard at the Fordham29.

Fordham pass is complete to #9 (Jorge Solano) for 7 yards, but Navy's Tyris Wooten (#17) is on hand to get him out-of-bounds at the Navy29.

Fordham pass is incomplete to #5 (Austin Longi) and credited to Navy's Elijah Merchant (#14). Navy takes over on downs at the Navy29: 10 plays, 48 yards, 3:01.

Navy's Tago Smith (#2) fumbles the first snap of the series but immediately recovers for a short loss of only 2 yards.

Navy's Tago Smith (#2) eludes the defense for 62 yards, rushing to the Fordham17 and a first down before being caught by Fordham #24 (Jihaad Pretlow).

Navy's Chris High (#33) rushes for 5 yards to the Fordham4 and a Navy first down. Fordham #57 (Ty Green) is credited with the stop.

Navy's Myles Swain, (#32) barrels through the line for the second Navy touchdown of the first quarter. Clock 08:27.

Navy's Bennett Moehring (#16) completes another PAT to make the current score Navy 14, Fordham 0: 7 plays, 71 yards, 3:20.

Rams' pass is complete to #2 (Corey Caddle) for 1 yard to the Fordham26. Navy's Josiah Powell (#48) and Tyris Wooten (#17) are credited with the quick stop.

Fordham pass is complete to #13 (Jonathan Lumley) for a 44 yard gain to the Navy25 and a first down.

Navy's Micah Thomas (#44) is credited with the stop on Fordham #22 (Chase Edwards) at the Navy16.

Navy's Brandon Jones (#3) hurries the Rams pass by #14 (Kevin Anderson), causing an incomplete pass at the Navy13.

Fordham field goal attempt by #17 (Makay Redd) from the 30 is good. Clock 05:29. Score is now Navy 14, Fordham 3: 9 plays, 62 yards, 2:58.

Navy's Toneo Gulley (#22) answers the Fordham 58 yard kickoff with a 32 yard return to the Navy39. Rams #3 (Kendal Pearcy) is credited with the stop. Top Stories