Posted: 12/7/2012 10:02:20 PM
Gold Sheet Runs With Navy!
Navy 32 vs. Army 17 "The Mids generally fielded a bigger and faster defense than West Point, and that's the case again this season. Rich Ellerson's Black Night "D" is arguably the lightest stop unit in the country (no starters over 255 lbs.) and has been routinely over-run by any competent, and non-competent attack it has faced this term! Even Stony Brook and Eastern Michigan were able to roll up nearly 500 and 600 yards, respectively.
And while both teams and their pet option attacks again rank at or near the top of national rushing stats, and the aerial portion of Navy's version isn't to mistaken for Oklahoma State's, the Mids' ability to occasionally sneak a deep pass downfield has been superior to that of the Black Knight for the past decade, and is again this season, as Army is once more dead last (42 ypg) in national passing stats.
And Navy has been a different team since frosh QB Keenan Reynolds...took over the controls in early October at Air Force; the Mids have won 6 of 7 SU since to become bowl-eligible for the ninth time in ten seasons!
Must agree here and run full speed ahead with Navy! Navy now on a 7-1 straight up winning run record last 7 games! But Army now only 2-8 straight up last ten games!
And Army now only 1-5 vs. point spread last six games!
Also, running backs for Army are "questionable" for Saturday's game with ankle and hip injuries! RB Malcolm Brown (384 YDs) and "key" RB Larry Dixon (778 YDs with 6 TDs) might be out...or not up to full power with major running back positions!
Navy vs. Army "under" the total last 6 meetings!
Will trust in Navy QB Keenan Reynolds (754 YDs and 8 TDs) to put up all-important early points, match points with Army QB Trent Steelman and cover the Vegas spread.
Navy minus 11 points over Army!
BOL to ALL