| Independent|| 3–8|
| Rick Forzano (3rd year)|
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1971 Navy Midshipmen football team Wikipedia
The 1971 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1971 college football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by third-year head coach Rick Forzano.