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1997 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1997 record7–4
Head coachCharlie Weatherbie (3rd season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Louisiana Tech           9 2  
Navy           7 4  
Notre Dame           7 6  
UAB           5 6  
UCF           5 6  
Northeast Louisiana           5 7  
Army           4 7  
Arkansas State           2 9  
Southwestern Louisiana           1 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by third-year head coach Charlie Weatherbie.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 5at San Diego StateL 31–45
September 13RutgersW 36–7
September 20at SMUW 46–1620,011
September 27at DukeL 17–2617,370
October 11Air Force
L 7–10
October 18VMIdagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 42–7
November 1at Notre DameL 17–2180,225
November 8Temple
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 49–17
November 15Colgate
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 52–24
November 22Kent State
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 62–29
December 6vs. ArmyW 39–7
  • daggerHomecoming

RosterEdit

1997 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
  Butts, LeBronLeBron Butts
C Dreschler, BrianBrian Dreschler Sr
RB Metcalf, MannyManny Metcalf
QB 7 McCoy, ChrisChris McCoy Sr
  McGrew, PatPat McGrew
WR O'Donnell, MattMatt O'Donnell So
G 66 Wahle, MikeMike Wahle Jr
WR 11 Williams, TravisTravis Williams So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
  Alota, GervyGervy Alota
DE 76 Gray, BrianBrian Gray So
DE 14 Kane, DenisDenis Kane Sr
  Ogden, MichaelMichael Ogden
DE Person, ChrisChris Person Sr
LB Tate, RussRuss Tate
DT Viger, DavidDavid Viger
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 1999-10-08

Game summariesEdit

ArmyEdit

Army Cadets vs. Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 3 23 6 7

39

Army 7 0 0 0

7

at Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 6

ReferencesEdit

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