Navy vs. Connecticut notes/ prediction

The Navy Midshipmen travel to UConn on Saturday to face the Huskies. GoMids.com gives you all the information you need for the game along with a game prediction.


Navy

VS.


Connecticut

SiteRentschler Field (40,000), Hartford, Conn.
Date/TimeSeptember 30, 2006, 12:00 P.M. EST
TelevisionESPN Reg
Radio 1430 WNAV Annapolis, Md.; WBAL 1090 AM, Baltimore, Md.; WTWP 1500 AM, Washington, D.C.; WFED 1050 AM, Washington, D.C.; WLRT 1490 AMNorfolk, Va.; WTRI 1520 AM, Frederick, Md.; ESPN Radio 1460 AM, Jacksonville, Fla.; Sirius Satellite Radio
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General School/ Team Information
.ConnecticutNavy
NicknameHuskiesMidshipmen
ColorsNational Flag Blue & WhiteBlue and Gold
Enrollment28,0834,000
ConferenceBig East Independent
Head CoachRandy EdsallPaul Johnson
Coach's career record37-43 (37-43 at Connecticut)93-32 (31-22 at Navy)
Record2-13-1
Series Information
Series RecordNavy leads, 5-1
First Meeting1975, Navy, 55-7
Last Meeting2002 Connecticut, 38-0

Connecticut Schedule

Aug 31 Rhode Island, W 52-7
Sep 16 Wake Forest, L 24-13
Sep 23 at Indiana, W 14-7
Sep 30 Navy
Oct 7 at South Florida
Oct 14 Army
Oct 20 West Virginia
Oct 28 at Rutgers
Nov 11 Pittsburgh
Nov 18 at Syracuse
Nov 25 Cincinnati
Dec 2 at Louisville
Navy Schedule

Sep 2 East Carolina, W 28-23
Sep 9 Massachusetts, W 28-23
Sep 16 at Stanford, W 37-9
Sep 23 Tulsa, L 23-24 OT
Sep 30 at Connecticut
Oct 7 at Air Force
Oct 14 Rutgers
Oct 28 Notre Dame
Nov 4 at Duke
Nov 11 at Eastern Michigan
Nov 18 Temple
Dec 2 Army



Key Players for Navy

LT 79 Matt Pritchett (6-2 290, Sr.)
LG 60 Zach Gallion (6-2 313, Sr.)
WR 87 Jason Tomlinson (6-1 208, Sr.)
QB 03 Brian Hampton (5-11 208, Sr.)
SB 07 Reggie Campbell (5-6 165, Jr.)
FB 22 Adam Ballard (6-1 223, Jr.)
LE 43 Tye Adams (6-3 225, Sr.)
LB 40 David Mahoney (5-9 219, Sr.)
LB 57 Rob Caldwell (6-0 229, Sr.)
LB 45 Tyler Tidwell (6-2 224, Sr.)
CB 08 Jeremy McGown (5-11 189, Sr.)
CB 04 Keenan Little (5-11 195, Sr.)

Navy Roster

Key Players for Connecticut


QB 14 D.J. Hernandez (6-1 202, So.)
WR 83 Brandon Young (5-11 201, Sr.)
LG 57 Matt Applebaum (6-5 300, Sr.)
TB 44 Terry Caulley (5-7 193, Sr.)
FB 30 Deon Anderson (5-11 236, Sr.)
DT 53 Ray Blagman (6-2 327, Sr.)
DT 93 Rhema Fuller (6-3 285, Sr.)
LB 48 Danny Lansanah (6-1 238, Jr.)
S 35 M.J. Estep (6-1 207, Sr.)
CB 29 Tyvon Branch (6-0 199, Jr.)
PK 98 Matt Nuzie (5-11 197, Sr.)

Connecticut Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryNavyConnecticut
Scoring Offense27.2526.33
Scoring Defense19.0012.67
Total Offense375.00391.67
Total Defense360.75231.33

GoMids.com Prediction

Another tough game for Navy. However, I'm thinking that Navy wins. I don't think UConn is as tough as it's been over the past couple years. They had to struggle to beat a poor Indiana team. Navy should be able to run the ball pretty well. Wake Forest is a running team and they handled Connecticut fairly easily.

Navy 27
UConn 17

Other Links:

Rentschler Field Information
Official Connecticut Site
Scout.com Connecticut Site
Official Navy Site
Scout.com Navy Site
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