The United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy will matchup for the 116th time on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 to continue what is one of the most prominent rivalries in college football history. The annual meeting caps the NCAA football regular season and will be nationally televised so fans across the nation can appreciate this annual gridiron battle.
Navy will commemorate this high profile game with a special edition Damn the Torpedoes Official Game Football that highlights a famous paraphrased quote from Navy commander David Farragut, who said “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” in the Battle of Mobile Bay.
This exclusive, high-quality football from Big Game USA will feature a navy and grey image of a U.S. Naval ship full steam ahead with the words “DAMN THE TORPEDOES” stamped underneath. The specially designed ball is handmade with premium pebbled cowhide and created to the exact specifications requested by the Navy quarterbacks and coaching staff.
Own this one-of-a-kind keepsake that honors a rivalry that first kicked off in 1890. The two teams have matched up 115 times in total, including in 85 straight seasons dating back to 1930.
As a reminder, these footballs are available in extremely limited quantity. Each Navy special edition ball, including the “Big Anchor” and “Don’t Tread On Me” game footballs, sold out quickly, so get yours hands on one today while there’s still time.