Posted: 11/22/2013 7:52:20 PM
SJSU -1 and Under 60
In the last 5 games SJSU has had the ball for 33:40 each game and scores 33 points (1pt/min). Navy 34:40 and 29 points (1.18pt/min). Conversely in the previous meetings (fortunately 2011/2012) SJSU (.56pt/min) and Navy (.47pt/min)
Niumatalolo has been with Navy for 6 years. Ron Caragher is in his first year at SJSU, but has dominated the special forces teams, including Navy, (and Nevada) in the previous few years at SDSU. I threw Nev in there bc they're run heavy as well. Ron Caragher knows the recipe for defeating Navy and that's limit their T.O.P.!!! It should also be noted that these two coaches met in 2010 in the Poinsettia Bowl. Caragher won that meeting 35-14.
Not only has SJSU had a recent history of beating Navy, but so has the coaching matchups.
SJSU had a bye in mid-Oct. Navy hasn't had one since Sept. That hurts a team over time. Especially when you are constantly banging the ball on the OLine and taking hammers in the backfield.
2012: SJSU 11-2, Navy 8-4
2011: SJSU 5-7, Navy 4-7