2002 Navy Midshipmen football team

The 2002 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by first-year head coach Paul Johnson.

2002 Navy Midshipmen football
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ConferenceIndependent
2002 record2–10
Head coachPaul Johnson (1st season)
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorBuddy Green (1st season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
South Florida           9 2  
No. 17 Notre Dame           10 3  
Connecticut           6 6  
Utah State           4 7  
Troy State           4 8  
Navy           2 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 31at SMUW 38–725,744
September 7No. 21 NC StateL 19–6529,613
September 21Northwestern
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
HDNet[1]L 40–4927,012
September 28Duke 
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
HDNet[2]L 17–4331,647
October 5at Air ForceL 7–4848,550
October 12Rice
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
HDNet[3]L 10–1725,104
October 19at Boston CollegeL 21–4641,322
October 26at TulaneL 30–5127,417
November 9No. 9 Notre DameCBSL 23–3070,260
November 16Connecticut
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 0–3825,664
November 23at Wake ForestL 27–3022,811
December 7vs. ArmyCBSW 58–12
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

2002 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Dominic Bailey Jr
RB 46 Ryan Barry So
T 70 Tucker Bennett Fr
WR 10 J.P. Blecksmith Sr
QB 11 Craig Candeto Jr
RB 39 Marvin Dingle Fr
RB 15 Frank Divis So
RB 32 Kyle Eckel So
T 66 Josh Goodin Jr
RB 8 Cece Harris Jr
T 65 Derek Jaskowiak So
WR 17 Amir Jenkins So
RB 21 Tony Lane Jr
G 76 Grant Moody Sr
RB 24 Bryce McDonald Jr
WR 4 Mike McIlravy So
QB 19 Andy Michalowicz Jr
QB 2 Lamar Owens Fr
C 74 August Roitsch So
QB 6 Aaron Polanco So
RB 34 Eric Roberts Fr
G 71 Matt Nye Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 94 Steve Adair So
NT 91 Babatunde Akingbemi So
DT 96 Pete Beuttenmuller   Sr
CB 16 Shalimar Brazier Jr
DT 54 Josh Brindel Jr
CB 29 David Bush Jr
LB 56 Eddie Carthan Jr
DE 91 Jeremy Chase Fr
LB 53 T.J. Costello So
CB 37 Sina Ekundayo Fr
LB 55 Dustin Elliott So
S 13 Joey Fay So
CB 19 Matt Furgan So
CB 9 Justin Golson So
DE 95 Ralph Henry Jr
DE 54 Adam Horne Fr
S 24 Wayne Irons Fr
LB 22 Lane Jackson So
CB 23 Vaughn Kelley So
LB 50 Ben Mathews Jr
LB 40 Ryan McCabe So
LB 51 Bobby McClarin So
DE 90 Sean McElhannon So
S 28 Lane Montgomery Fr
LB 1 Jason Monts Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-10-14

ReferencesEdit