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NAVY FIRST LOOK: ARMY

First look Navy Army

The Navy Midshipmen faces rival Army on Saturday in Philadelphia. Here is your first look at the Black Knights.

SEASON SO FAR (6-5, 4-4 AAC)

Date Opponent Score
09/01/2017 Fordham W 64-6
09/09/2017 Buffalo W 21-17
09/16/2017 @ Ohio St. L 38-7
09/23/2017 @ Tulane L 21-17
09/30/2017 UTEP W 35-21
10/07/2017 @ Rice W 49-12
10/14/2017 Eastern Mich. W 28-27
10/21/2017 Temple W 31-28 (1OT)
11/04/2017 @ Air Force W 21-0
11/11/2017 Duke W 21-16
11/18/2017 @ North Texas L 52-49

STAT COMPARISON

ARMY OFF PPG 31.2 30.4 NAVY OFF PPG
ARMY DEF PPG 21.6 29.2 NAVY DEF PPG
ARMY TOTAL OFF 398.5 438.6 NAVY TOTAL OFF
ARMY PASSING OFF 30.5 91.2 NAVY PASSING OFF
ARMY RUSHING OFF 368.1 347.5 NAVY RUSHING OFF
ARMY TOTAL DEF 360.9 399.8 NAVY TOTAL DEF
ARMY PASSING DEF 206.5 240.0 NAVY PASSING DEF
ARMY RUSHING DEF 154.5 159.8 NAVY RUSHING DEF
ARMY TO MARGIN 0.36 -0.55 NAVY TO MARGIN
ARMY MASSEY COMP& 55 53 NAVY MASSEY COMP

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

Date Pos Player Injury Status
12/03/17 RB Kell Walker Ankle is probable Saturday vs Navy
10/18/17 DL Andrew McLean Knee is out for season
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season

Source: donbest.com

CHALLENGES

The top two rushing teams in the nation will square off on Saturday in Philadelphia. Navy, whose long win-streak over rival Army ended last year, will be looking to get back on the winning track. Trouble is this Army team is getting better and better. The Mids meanwhile seem to be falling back a step or two since joining the American Conference. For the second season in a row, Navy has had problems keeping quarterbacks healthy. To be fair, the Black Knight’s projected QB starter for this season, Chris Carter, hasn’t taken a snap all season. There are a lot of similarities between this two teams statistically. The one disparity that stands out is turnover margin. On key for Navy is to protect the ball and not give Army offense short fields.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3 pm ET and can be seen on CBS.



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