Washington College at NAVY 3 p.m.: Navy's opponent is the Washington College Shoremen, not the Huskies of the University of Washington. The difference, of course, is huge. The Huskies are 9-0 and ranked No. 11 or No. 10 in the country, depending which poll you look at. The Shoremen are a 5-4 Division 3 team from the Centennial Conference.
Sounds easy, right? Except it was Gettysburg, another Centennial team, that knocked off Navy last season in what was easily the most embarrassing loss suffered by a Patriot League team last season. And the Shoremen, on a four-game win streak, are probably better than Gettysburg was.
That should not matter. But it has to be mentioned.
A note for fans in the Annapolis area, the over the air radio broadcast will be tape delayed at 8 p.m., but the Webcast will be live. Of course if you live close enough to Annapolis to pick up WNAV and have nothing better to do this afternoon than to listen to the Mids against a Division 3 school on your computer, then maybe you ought to get off the couch and head over to Alumni Hall in person. Navy notes (pdf) | Washington College Web site | USA Today matchup | Gametracker | Navy radio