Ricky Dobbs’ final home game for Navy was a memorable one. The senior quarterback passed for a touchdown and ran for three more while rolling up 318 total yards, a career high, and led Navy to a 35-19 victory over Arkansas State at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Dobbs is part of a historic senior class that was recognized prior to the game. The 23 Navy seniors have won 33 games overall, including two memorable wins against Notre Dame. The seniors won three Commander-in-Chief’s Trophies, never lost to Army and appeared in four consecutive bowl games.
“These guys have done a lot,” coach Ken Niumatalolo told The Washington Post. “A lot of them have played a ton of ballgames for us. Seems like [safety Wyatt Middleton]been here for eight years. He’s played a ton of football games. They’ve been in big games for us, helped us win a lot of games. The senior class has done a lot for us.”
Navy is now 8-3 heading into the annual game with Army. If the Mids win against the Cadets and win their bowl game, they will have back-to-back 10 wins seasons for the first time in school history.