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Navy releases 2019 football schedule; Midshipmen open with Holy Cross at home

Navy will play six games in Annapolis. The Notre Dame game is in South Bend. Army-Navy is in Philadelphia.

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With a 3-10 record in 2018, Navy had its worst season since 2002.

The Midshipmen can now begin plotting out their redemption tour in 2019, as the American Athletic Conference has released its football schedules for the 2019 season.

Navy will open the season at home against FCS side Holy Cross and begin its AAC slate two weeks after, hosting East Carolina. Navy’s first road game is the next week, against Memphis.

The 93rd meeting between Notre Dame and Navy will be played in South Bend and the 120th Army-Navy game will be in Philadelphia.

Should Navy make the AAC title game, that will be played on Dec. 7 at the home of the team with the better record.

The full schedule:

  • Aug. 31 vs. Holy Cross
  • Sept. 14 vs. East Carolina
  • Sept. 26 at Memphis
  • Oct. 5 vs. Air Force
  • Oct. 12 at Tulsa
  • Oct. 19 vs. USF
  • Oct. 26 vs. Tulane
  • Nov. 1 at UConn
  • Nov. 16 at Notre Dame
  • Nov. 23 vs. SMU
  • Nov. 30 at Houston
  • *Dec. 7 - AAC Championship game*
  • Dec. 14 vs. Army

Before Navy faces Memphis — who made the AAC title game in 2018 — in Week 3, it has the chance to start the season off on the right foot. Like the Mids, both Holy Cross and East Carolina struggled last season, combining for a 8-15 record.

Navy will face six teams who made bowl games in the 2018-19 season in Memphis, USF, Tulane, Notre Dame, Houston and Army.

The Mids will play in two games that aren’t on Saturdays. The Memphis game is on a Thursday and the UConn game is on a Friday.