Dating naval academy midshipmen
Navy reportedly never gained possession of the ball.
However, the Naval Academy managed to keep the Baltimore Athletic Club from ever being in a scoring position.
A team was formed from academy first-classmen, which Maxwell led as a manager, trainer, and captain.
The team would wake up and practice before reveille and following drill and meals.
The ball oscillated backward and forward over the ground without any material result.
The Midshipmen opened the '26 season with a new coach, Bill Ingram.The Naval Academy hosted the Baltimore team on a temporary field drawn on part of the superintendent's cow pasture.Rules decided upon between the teams established that the game was to be played under rugby rules.A Navy football standout from 1916 through 1918, Ingram took over a Navy team that had only won seven games in the previous two seasons combined.One of the keys to Navy's 1926 squad was a potent offense led by All-America tackle and team captain Frank Wickhorst, who proved to be a punishing blocker for the Navy offense.