Who will start at QB for Navy against Army?

So who will it be at quarterback on Saturday for Navy, Kaipo or Ricky? Head coach Ken Niumatalolo isn't playing his hand. According to Niumatalolo, Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, a senior, and sophomore Ricky Dobbs will split reps leading up to Saturday's showdown against Army. Niumatalolo will name a starter later in the week.

Kaheaku-Enhada has battled a partially torn hamstring for most of the season. He has only rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns this season, completing 13 of 18 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. In recent years, Navy signal callers, from Craig Candeto to Lamar Owens, have run all over Army during the Midshipmen's six-game winning streak in the series. But Kaheaku-Enhada has struggled in two starts against Army, 38-3 and 26-14 wins.

Meanwhile, these days, Dobbs is the toast of Annapolis. In his starting debut, Dobbs rushed for 124 yards with a touchdown in a 16-0 win over Northern Illinois last week, and has stepped in for Kaheaku-Enhada several times this year.

Dobbs has 369 rushing yards and seven touchdowns this season. Jarod Bryant who has started five games under center for Navy this year won't start it seems. As for Army, Chip Bowden will start.

Mooney the man: An Army win over Navy would mean a lot to fullback Collin Mooney and the rest of the seniors.

But Mooney has even more incentive. He needs just 54 yards to break Army's single-season rushing record set by Mike Mayweather (1,338) in 1990.

"When I found out that we were running an option offense, (offensive coordinator Tim) Walsh told me that I could have 1,500 yards this year,' Mooney said. " I thought "yeah right." As the season progressed, it became clear that breaking the record was possible. To be in a category with guys like Mike Mayweather and such, is such an honor for me."

The streak: It didn't take long for Army players to be reminded that the Black Knights have lost six in a row to Navy, the longest losing streak in the history of the storied rivalry.

Navy leads the all-time series, which dates back to 1890, 52-49-7. Several Army seniors discussed what it would mean to finally beat the Midshipmen and secure a win over their rival in their final year.

WR Mike Wright: "Obviously, we would have liked to have a better record, but a win over Navy helps with so many aspects of the program. The pride of West Point's cadets and the entire family that we have up there will be helped, along with recruiting. A victory would give us something to talk about for years to come."

Sr. LB Frank Scapaticci: "I feel like a win over Navy in front of a national audience will help propel the program forward in the future. We have been preparing really hard for the past two weeks and hopefully we will get the results that we want to see. To be part of that class that finally got Army over the hump against Navy would be a great achievement."

Extra points: A win over Army would secure Navy a sixth straight Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. The Midshipmen have won their last 12 games against Army and Air Force. Navy has won the CIC 10 times ...... Navy has beaten Army by an averages of 28.2 points during the six-game winning streak and are 4-0 against the Black Knights at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field ...... The Midshipmen are 50-24 over the last six years. Army is 15-55 during that span.


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