Navy vs Air Force Prediction, Game Preview

Navy vs Air Force game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Navy vs Air Force prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Navy vs Air Force How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Navy (2-2), Air Force (3-1)
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Navy vs Air Force Game Preview

Why Navy Will Win

Finally, Navy was able to be on the right side of a decent win.

It’s been a rough run for the program to start the season, but there was finally a moment of fun in the 23-20 win over East Carolina.

What went right? The passing game hit on just enough big plays on the 11 throws to matter, the defense came up with one of its better games in a long time – the two takeaways helped – and not turning the ball over was a big deal.

There’s always a fine line when it comes to what Navy needs. It needs to run well, it needs to control the clock, and it really, really can’t screw up. There was just one turnover last week after giving it up six times in the first two games.

However …

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Why Air Force Will Win

Air Force hasn’t given away any turnovers over the last two games.

Yeah, Navy won, but the running game still isn’t working like it needs to.

It’s fine, it’s averaging close to 200 yards per game, but it’s hardly dominating like the Air Force attack is.

Navy controls the clock by holding the ball for 34 minutes a game. Air Force is No. 2 in the nation in time of possession keeping it for over 36 minutes per outing, and that’s because the running game is averaging a ridiculous 412 yards per outing.

But …

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Navy’s run defense has been solid so far. Granted, that’s because everyone is throwing it on the porous secondary, but allowing 2.3 yards per carry isn’t bad.

Style knows style – these two know how to run, they know what the other side, and …

Air Force does it all better.

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Navy vs Air Force Prediction, Line

Air Force 30, Navy 13
Line: Air Force -14, o/u: 37.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Navy vs Air Force Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Navy vs East Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

Navy vs East Carolina game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Navy vs East Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Navy vs East Carolina How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: Dowdy-Ficken Stadium, Greenville, NC
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Navy (0-2), East Carolina (2-1)
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Navy vs East Carolina Game Preview

Why Navy Will Win

The team got two weeks to prepare.

This hasn’t gone well so far for the Midshipmen with an 0-2 start, losses to Delaware and Memphis, and with the season slipping away before it could even get going.

However, this might be fixable.

The turnovers have to stop. They gave it up six times in those two games – three in each. Start there, come up with more on the outside with the running game against an East Carolina defense that hasn’t really been tested on the ground, and this might turn around fast.

The Navy D is getting into the backfield, it’s not bad at controlling the clock ben when the running game is working, and it’s only allowing 1.7 yards per carry.

With that said …

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Why East Carolina Will Win

Yeah, the Navy ground game isn’t working.

It’s not generating the push needed inside, QB Tai Lavatai and others aren’t getting enough space to blow up big yards on the outside, and there’s absolutely no passing game to speak of other than the occasional big play down the field.

East Carolina got past the tough late loss to NC State with two solid performances against Old Dominion and Campbell. There hasn’t been a turnover in the last two games.

Be +2 in turnover margin, take an early lead, and this should be no problem.

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What’s Going To Happen

Can Navy find any sort of a rushing groove?

It’s got the parts, and the defense hasn’t been all that bad, but the team simply isn’t able to do what makes it so good.

It needs East Carolina to implode, and it needs this to be a low scoring fight. Neither thing will happen.

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Navy vs East Carolina Prediction, Line

East Carolina 34, Navy 14
Line: East Carolina -16.5, o/u: 48.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Navy vs East Carolina Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Memphis vs Navy Prediction, Game Preview

Memphis vs Navy game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

Memphis vs Navy prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


Memphis vs Navy How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: Memphis (0-1), Navy (0-1)
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Memphis vs Navy Game Preview

Why Memphis Will Win

Navy’s offense didn’t work against … Delaware?

Not to program shame, but Delaware is the team Navy was supposed to use as a tune-up for this, and instead the running game couldn’t get going – it gained just 184 yards – the three turnovers were a killer, and it was a rough 14-7 loss.

Memphis lost to Mississippi State, but that’s not a huge deal – that offense is going to roll on just about everyone.

As long as the Tigers can get off the field on third downs – they couldn’t do that against the Bulldog passing game – and if the offense is sharp enough to get a few early scores, everything else should be okay.

However …

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Why Navy Will Win

The Navy defense was terrific.

It gave up 14 points – the turnovers from the other side proved to be a problem – but it was fantastic against the Delaware running game allowing just 13 yards, and it should be able to hold up against a Memphis offense that has to get the backs in space.

The offense will come around. It struggled to generate any sort of a push on the inside, and the timing wasn’t there with the three fumbles and the inability to come up with anything on the outside, but that will change.

This looked and played like a team that needed the tune-up, even if it didn’t go well.

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What’s Going To Happen

Let’s not completely dismiss Navy quite yet. The offense is more than capable of flipping the switch and crank up 400 rushing yards and control the clock for 40 minutes.

It’s not going to happen against Memphis, though.

Defense might be option with the Tigers, but the offensive side will perk up this week after a rough performance against Mississippi State.

QB Seth Henigan will be sharp, the backs will work better than Delaware’s did, and it’ll be an interesting win with more offense on both sides than you’d think.

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Memphis vs Navy Prediction, Line

Memphis 34, Navy 20
Line: Memphis -6, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Memphis vs Navy Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Navy vs Delaware Prediction, Game Preview

Navy vs Delaware game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

Navy vs Delaware prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


Navy vs Delaware How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: Navy (0-0), Delaware (0-0)
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Navy vs Delaware Game Preview

Why Delaware Will Win

Can the Blue Hens stop the run? Yeah.

They might not get into the backfield, but they managed to be strong against the run last season, they have the linebackers who can hold up against what’s coming, and overall they don’t beat themselves.

This isn’t a team that will commit a ton of penalties, and turnovers shouldn’t be an issue. The Navy defense has to replace a slew of key defensive parts, and offense also has to start over in several areas, and …

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Why Navy Will Win

Delaware is going to have a hard time moving the chains.

This isn’t a high-powered team – it averaged under 300 yards per game last season – and it’ll have a hard time controlling the clock. If you let Navy own the tempo, you’re in big trouble.

There are some nice parts to the Blue Hen rushing game, but the offensive line doesn’t generate much of a push. The rested Navy defense should be able to hold up and the offense should own the fourth quarter.

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What’s Going To Happen

It might not be razor sharp right out of the gate, but the Navy option attack will grind and grind some more as it takes over the game.

Delaware will generate a few good scoring drives, but it’ll get crushed in the time of possession battle and won’t be able to rally back late.

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Navy vs Delaware Prediction, Line

Navy 30, Delaware 13
Line: Navy -15, o/u: 41
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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CFN Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Football Team, Top 30 Players: Preview 2022

Who are the best players in the American Athletic Conference going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-American Athletic Conference team and top 30 players.

Who are the best players in the American Athletic Conference going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-American Athletic Conference team,  and top 30 players.


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2022 Preseason CFN American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year

QB Clayton Tune, Sr. Houston

Can Tune be for Houston what Desmond Ridder was for Cincinnati last year? The numbers should be strong – SMU QB Tanner Mordecai might have the better passing season, though – but it’s more than that. Tune is the veteran leader on what should be the best team in the American Athletic Conference – and the stats aren’t bad, either.

He hit 68% of his passes for 3,546 yards and 30 touchdowns and ten picks, ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns, and led the way to a terrific 12-win season with a bowl victory. Now Houston is looking for even more.

2022 Preseason CFN American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year

LB Deshawn Pace, Jr. Cincinnati

Call this a projection that Pace takes his game up a few notches and becomes an even bigger terror for offenses.

An underappreciated all-around hybrid linebacker – he only earned Honorable Mention All-AAC honors last year – the 6-2, 215-pounder was all over the field making 95 tackles with 9.5 tackles for loss and four picks, highlighted by a huge one against Indiana. It’s not really his role, but if he becomes more of a pass rusher, he’ll be a gamewrecker.

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team: Offense

QB Clayton Tune, Sr. Houston

RB Isaiah Bowser, Sr. UCF

RB Keaton Mitchell, Soph. East Carolina

WR Nathaniel Dell, Jr. Houston

WR Rashee Rice, Sr. SMU

TE Josh Whyle, Jr. Cincinnati

OT Dylan O’Quinn, Sr. Cincinnati

OG Lorenz Metz, Sr. Cincinnati

C Jake Renfro, Jr. Cincinnati

OG Lokahi Pauole, Sr. UCF

OT Jaylon Thomas, Sr. SMU

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team: Defense

DE Elijah Chatman, Sr. SMU

DT/DE Malik Vann, Sr. Cincinnati

DT Ricky Barber, Jr. UCF

DE Derek Parish, Sr. Houston

LB Antonio Grier, Sr. USF

LB Deshawn Pace, Jr. Cincinnati

LB Donavan Mutin, Jr. Houston

CB Davonte Brown, Jr.

S Quindell Johnson, Sr. Memphis

S Gervarrius Owens, Sr. Houston

CB Arquon Bush, Sr. Cincinnati

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PK Owen Daffer, Soph. East Carolina

P Laine Wilkins, Soph. Houston

KR Bryan Massey, Jr. SMU

PR Ryan Montgomery, Sr. Cincinnati

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30. Holton Ahlers, QB Sr. East Carolina

29. Isaac Moore, OT Sr. Temple

28. Quadric Bullard, S Jr. UCF

27. John Marshall, S Sr. Navy

26. Ja’von Hicks, S Sr. Cincinnati

25. Elijah Chatman, DE Sr. SMU

24. Patrick Paul, OT Soph. Houston

23. Justin Wright, LB Sr. Tulsa

22. Lokahi Pauole, OG Sr. UCF

21. Seth Henigan, QB Soph. Memphis

20. Dwayne Boyles, LB Sr. USF

19. Dorian Williams, LB Jr. Tulane

18. Divaad Wilson, S Sr. UCF

17. Gervarrius Owens, S Sr. Houston

16. Donavan Mutin, LB Jr. Houston

15. Quindell Johnson, S Sr. Memphis

14. Jaylon Thomas, OT Sr. SMU

13. Dylan O’Quinn, OT Sr. Cincinnati

12. Ryan O’Keefe, WR Sr. UCF

11. Lorenz Metz, OG Sr. Cincinnati

10. Antonio Grier, LB Sr. USF

9. Tanner Mordecai, QB Jr. SMU

8. Rashee Rice, WR, Sr. SMU

7. Derek Parish, DE Sr. Houston

6. Deshawn Pace, LB Jr. Cincinnati

5. Jake Renfro, C Jr. Cincinnati

4. Keaton Mitchell, RB, Soph. East Carolina

3. Isaiah Bowser, RB Sr. UCF

2. Nathaniel Dell, WR Jr. Houston

1. Clayton Tune, QB Sr. Houston

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American Athletic Conference predictions for every team and every game in the 2022 college football season

The American Athletic Conference is about to go through its final season with a whole lot of fun before all the changes come.

If you want wacky, and if you want unpredictable, here you go.

The future Big 12 programs – Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF – should be the stars, but others are going to be just good enough to provide a push or even trip them up. Unfortunately, the Cougars don’t play the Bearcats or Knights.

Get ready for the inconsistencies with teams like East Carolina and Memphis being up and down, depending on the timing of the biggest games, SMU and Tulane will be interesting, and USF and Navy should be just improved enough to pull off a few interesting performances.

Remember, the American Athletic Conference doesn’t have divisions. The top two teams in the final standings will play for the title. It should come down to the last few games with the drama at a high level up until the very end.

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T4. Memphis
T4. Navy
T4. SMU
T8. Tulane
T8. Tulsa
10. USF
11. Temple

Cincinnati Bearcats

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 AAC Prediction: 7-1
2021: 13-1, Prediction: 10-2
2020: 9-1, 2019: 11-3, 2018: 11-2

Sept 3 at Arkansas L
Sept 10 Kennesaw State W
Sept 17 vs Miami University (in Cincinnati) W
Sept 24 Indiana W
Oct 1 at Tulsa W
Oct 8 USF W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 22 at SMU W
Oct 29 at UCF L
Nov 5 Navy W
Nov 12 East Carolina W
Nov 19 at Temple W
Nov 26 Tulane W
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East Carolina Pirates

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 AAC Prediction: 4-4
2021: 7-5, Prediction: 5-7
2020: 3-6, 2019: 4-8, 2018: 3-9

Sept 3 NC State L
Sept 10 Old Dominion W
Sept 17 Campbell
Sept 24 Navy L
Oct 1 at USF L
Oct 8 at Tulane L
Oct 15 Memphis W
Oct 22 UCF W
Oct 29 at BYU L
Nov 5 OPEN DATE
Oct 11 at Cincinnati L
Oct 19 Houston W
Nov 26 at Temple W
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Houston Cougars

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 AAC Prediction: 7-1
2021: 12-2, Prediction: 8-4
2020: 3-5, 2019: 4-8, 2018: 8-5

Sept 3 at UTSA W
Sept 10 at Texas Tech L
Sept 17 Kansas W
Sept 24 Rice W
Oct 29 Tulane W
Oct 7 at Memphis W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 22 at Navy W
Oct 29 USF W
Nov 5 at SMU W
Nov 12 Temple W
Nov 19 at East Carolina L
Nov 26 Tulsa W
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Memphis Tigers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2022 AAC Prediction: 4-4
2021: 6-6, Prediction: 8-4
2020: 8-3, 2019: 12-2, 2018: 8-6

Sept 3 at Mississippi State L
Sept 10 at Navy L
Sept 17 Arkansas State W
Sept 24 North Texas W
Oct 1 Temple W
Oct 7 Houston L
Oct 15 at East Carolina L
Oct 22 at Tulane W
Oct 29 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 UCF W
Nov 10 Tulsa W
Nov 19 North Alabama W
Nov 26 at SMU L
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Navy Midshipmen

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 AAC Prediction: 4-4
2021: 4-8, Prediction: 3-9
2020: 3-7, 2019: 11-2, 2018: 3-10

Sept 3 Delaware W
Sept 10 Memphis W
Sept 17 OPEN DATE
Sept 24 at East Carolina W
Oct 1 at Air Force L
Oct 8 Tulsa W
Oct 14 at SMU L
Oct 22 Houston L
Oct 29 Temple W
Nov 5 at Cincinnati L
Nov 12 vs Notre Dame (in Baltimore) L
Nov 19 at UCF L
Nov 26 OPEN DATE
Dec 3 OPEN DATE
Dec 10 vs Army (in Philadelphia) L
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SMU Mustangs

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 AAC Prediction: 4-4
2021: 8-4, Prediction: 7-5
2020: 7-3, 2019: 10-3, 2018: 5-7

Sept 3 at North Texas W
Sept 10 Lamar W
Sept 17 at Maryland L
Sept 24 TCU L
Oct 1 at UCF L
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 14 Navy W
Oct 22 Cincinnati L
Oct 29 at Tulsa W
Nov 5 Houston L
Nov 12 at USF W
Nov 17 at Tulane L
Nov 26 Memphis W
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Temple Owls

2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2022 AAC Prediction: 0-8
2021: 3-9, Prediction: 5-7
2020: 1-6, 2019: 8-5, 2018: 8-5

Sept 2 at Duke L
Sept 10 Lafayette W
Sept 17 Rutgers L
Sept 24 UMass W
Oct 1 at Memphis L
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 13 at UCF L
Oct 21 Tulsa L
Oct 29 at Navy L
Nov 5 USF L
Nov 12 at Houston L
Nov 19 Cincinnati L
Nov 26 East Carolina L
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Tulane Green Wave

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 AAC Prediction: 3-5
2021: 2-10, Prediction: 5-7
2020: 6-6, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 7-6

Sept 3 UMass W
Sept 10 Alcorn State W
Sept 17 at Kansas State L
Sept 24 Southern Miss W
Oct 29 at Houston L
Oct 8 East Carolina W
Oct 15 at USF W
Oct 22 Memphis L
Oct 29 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 at Tulsa L
Nov 12 UCF L
Nov 17 SMU W
Nov 26 at Cincinnati L
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Tulsa Golden Hurricane

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 AAC Prediction: 3-5
2021: 7-6, Prediction: 4-8
2020: 6-3, 2019: 4-8, 2018: 3-9

Sept 3 at Wyoming L
Sept 10 Northern Illinois W
Sept 17 Jacksonville State W
Sept 24 at Ole Miss L
Oct 1 Cincinnati L
Oct 8 at Navy L
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 21 at Temple W
Oct 29 SMU L
Nov 5 Tulane W
Nov 10 at Memphis L
Nov 18 USF W
Nov 26 at Houston L
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UCF Knights

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 AAC Prediction: 6-2
2021: 9-4, Prediction: 10-2
2020: 6-4, 2019: 10-3, 2018: 12-1

Sept 1 South Carolina State W
Sept 9 Louisville W
Sept 17 at Florida Atlantic W
Sept 24 Georgia Tech W
Oct 1 SMU W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 13 Temple W
Oct 22 at East Carolina L
Oct 29 Cincinnati W
Nov 5 at Memphis L
Nov 12 at Tulane W
Nov 19 Navy W
Nov 26 at USF W
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USF Bulls

2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2022 AAC Prediction: 2-6
2021: 2-10, Prediction: 3-9
2020: 0-7, 2019: 4-8, 2018: 7-6

Sept 3 BYU L
Sept 10 Howard W
Sept 17 at Florida L
Sept 24 at Louisville L
Oct 1 East Carolina W
Oct 8 at Cincinnati L
Oct 15 Tulane L
Oct 22 OPEN DATE
Oct 29 at Houston L
Nov 5 at Temple W
Nov 12 SMU L
Nov 18 at Tulsa L
Nov 26 UCF L
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Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo, 15th year at Navy, 105-75
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… but they beat Army.

Navy is in a rut.

While Air Force and Army are rolling right along with winning seasons and bowl appearances, Navy is sputtering and coughing over the last two seasons going 7-15 since the great 11-2 2019 season.

Of course Ken Niumatalolo can coach, and of course this can all turn in a dime if the offensive system starts dominating again. Throw in the coming changes in the American Athletic Conference, and there’s a good chance Navy starts to win more and starts to look like it’s old self next year. But first, everything has to start working again and the team has to be a threat to come up with a winning season.

The offense can still control the clock, and the running game was ninth in America, and the defense even finished 34th in the nation and wasn’t bad. And yes, going 4-8 was awful, but four of the losses were by a touchdown or less, and …

Navy 17, Army 13.

Navy can play – there wasn’t a really bad loss among the eight last year – but being competitive isn’t enough. There’s enough in place to win a few more games and go bowling again, and beat Army, too.

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The running game still came up with the yards. Yeah, it was able to get to 200 yards a game without a problem and it was able to hover around 300 yards on a regular basis, and it was able to control the clock, keep the turnovers to a minimum, and hit the really big downfield play when it did throw. But it wasn’t enough.

Navy only averaged 3.9 yards per carry and didn’t dominate on the ground as much as it needed to. Now it needs to improve with seven starters gone.

QB Tai Lavatai is a good-sized 6-2, 210-pounder who threw well – he hit 56% of his passes for 449 yards and five scores with the ability to hit the deep pass – and he ran for 371 yards and seven scores. The quarterback situation overall is fine, and a No. 1 receiver has to rise up.

It’s all relative – Mychal Cooper tied for the team lead with just 11 catches – but Jayden Umbarger and Mark Walker are veterans who’ll be fine. As always, as long as the wide receivers catch just one or two big passes a game – and block, they’re doing their job for a passing game that finished dead last in the country averaging 57 yards per game.

The tackles are set with Jamie Romo and Kip Franklin back, but the interior needs to be settled. It’s a smallish group outside of 307-pound Lirion Murtezi, and there has to be improvement along with the changes.

The top three rushers are done, and there isn’t a thumping fullback in place to replace leading ground gainer Isaac Ruoss or 230-pound James Harris.

It’ll be a quick backfield that will rotate all the smallish speedsters, and they’ll be fine as long as the O line does its job.

Navy Midshipmen Preview 2022: Defense

The defense is in better shape personnel-wise with six starters expected to be back. Last year’s bunch finished third in the AAC and was great against the run, but it has to force more takeaways and there needs to be some semblance of a pass rush.

Three of the top four tacklers are done, with the biggest hit at linebacker losing Diego Fagot. Tyler Fletcher is a young, productive hitter and John Marshall will work in the Striker role as the leading returning tackler – he made 53 stops last year – but the losing LB Johnny Hodges to TCU hurts.

The D that only came up with 16 sacks needs someone to be disruptive. Jacob Busic is a linebacker-sized end who made a few plays behind the line, and Clay Cromwell is a quick interior presence with 292-pound size to work around.

The secondary needs help from a pass rush. There were seven interceptions, but none over the last four games. Overall, the teams that could throw were able to do it on the Midshipmen. The corners are the big early concern, but Rayuan Lane and Evan Gibbons know what they’re doing at safety.

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College Football Rankings, Season Predictions: American Athletic Conference Spring Version 2022

American Athletic Conference spring football rankings and predictions with best and worst case scenarios for every team

AAC college football rankings and predictions with the realistic best and worst case records and quick analysis – the 2022 spring version.


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As we get into the specifics and all the research coming out of spring football, here’s a first-look spring version of the rankings and thoughts about every American Athletic Conference team.

Cincinnati, UCF, Houston. All three are good enough to be considered the top team in the league coming into 2022, but there’s improvement among several other teams who’ll put up a fight.

The rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

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Army vs Navy Prediction, Game Preview

Army vs Navy prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win this Saturday.

Army vs Navy prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, December 11


Army vs Navy How To Watch

Date: Saturday, December 11
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Army (8-3), Navy (3-8)
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Army vs Navy Game Preview


Why Army Will Win

Army does what it does better than Navy does what it does.

The Navy ground game is terrific, but Army’s has been far more effective. Granted, the stats are a tad skewed when you’re rolling against UMass, Bucknell, and UConn – but also ran wild for 416 yards on Wake Forest and was just effective enough against Wisconsin’s No. 1 run D to keep the game close late.

Actually, the Black Knights stayed alive against the Badgers by throwing the ball on a fourth quarter drive. They were able to throw a bit against Wake Forest, and they got past Air Force by winging it around for over 200 yards.

Navy can hit the big play down the field, but again, Army does this better.

The biggest difference, though, is the speed of the option attacks. Navy allows way too many plays behind the line, and Army doesn’t allow anything in the backfield.

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Why Navy Will Win

It’s not like Army is that much more effective than Navy.

Again, the overall stats, style, and records are a tad skewed because of the schedules. Army was able to beat WKU and Georgia State early in the season, and it rolled through Liberty, but it lost the two games against Power Five teams and the Air Force win was an overtime nail-biter that could’ve gone either way.

Navy? It pushed Cincinnati. It dealt with Notre Dame, and it had to face an American Athletic Conference slate. No, it wasn’t like playing in the SEC West, but there wasn’t the fluff like Army got to fatten up on.

Army is the 11th bowl bound team Navy will face. At least according to the official NCAA Toughest Schedule Report, Navy played the third-toughest schedule in the country – it’s based on cumulative wins and losses.

Army? 93rd.

Yeah, Army might be a bit more effective in the key areas Navy has to be great in, but it’s not like the game is going to get out of reach.

Even if the Knights get up, this is going to be a low scoring, ball control game with the Midshipmen getting plenty of chances to go on a drive or two to take over.

Navy can run the ball, too.

What’s Going To Happen

Army is off to the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to face Missouri after this. Navy will be done.

As always with the service academies, it’s going to be a low scoring game that will go by in a blink – the clock will never stop with the two ground attacks doing what they do.

Navy is a wee bit more about power and Army is a wee bit more about speed, but it’ll end up coming down to the three passes Army will complete that Navy won’t.

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Army vs Navy Prediction, Lines

Army 23, Navy 16
Line: Army -7.5, o/u: 34.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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