Saturday Maryland in Baltimore, 6

First game against Terrapins in 40 years could change Navy's place in the state's football hierarchy.

Sept. 10 Stanford, 6

Navy's defense will face major test against an offense that returns 15 starters -- 10 on offense -- from last year.

Sept. 24 at Rice, 8

The Owls, who fell to Navy, 14-13, last season despite rushing for 223 yards, figure to be much improved.

Oct. 1 at Duke, TBA

This is a must-win game if the Midshipmen want to reach the required six victories to be bowl-eligible.

Oct. 8 Air Force, 1:30

Navy is looking for its first three-game winning streak against Air Force since 1977-79.

Oct. 15 Kent State, 1:30

Golden Flashes return 13 starters from last year's team, which ended the season on a four-game winning streak.

Oct. 29 at Rutgers, 3:30

The Midshipmen rushed for 476 yards -- fifth-highest in school history -- in a 54-21 victory last year.

Nov. 5 Tulane, 1:30

Expect Lester Richard to try to exploit the Navy secondary after completing 18 of 19 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns in last season's 42-10 win.

Nov. 12 at Notre Dame, 1

The Midshipmen have lost an NCAA-record 41 straight games to the Fighting Irish.

Nov. 19 Temple, 1:30

The Owls allowed opponents to average 439.3 yards of total offense per game last fall.

Dec. 3 Army in Philadelphia, 2:30

The big game.