It feels a bit surreal to write this, but Navy is dominating early action in the 111th meeting between the Midshipmen and the Black Knights thanks to its air attack, not its ground game.
Quarterback Ricky Dobbs got Navy in position for a 36-yard field goal early in the game with a 31-yard pass to slot back Gee Gee Green. Then on the Mids next possession, he rolled to his right and uncorked a rainbow down the middle of the field that landed in the hands of wide receiver John Howell. Howell out-ran two Army defenders for an 81-yard touchdown, the longest pass play in the history of the series.
Navy is still going deep as I type this with Hobbs just missing another long touchdown. Coming into the game, the Mids ranked 118th out of 120 teams in passing yards per game. I don't know if Maverick and Iceman are calling the plays for Ken Niumatalolo thus far, but I think I like it.
Navy leads 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.
EDIT: Dobbs just added another touchdown pass to Brandon Turner from 32-yard out to make it 17-0.
Even Viper and Jester are on board with this aggressive air attack.