Navy-Air Force Notes

The Navy Midshipmen (4-1) travel to rival Air Force Academy (2-1) on Saturday. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. EST. Here is everything you need to know about the game along with a final score prediction.


Navy

VS.


Air Force

SiteFalcon Stadium (46,692), USAF Academy, CO
Date/TimeOctober 7, 2006, 2 p.m. EST
TelevisionCSTV
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
.Air ForceNavy
NicknameFalconsMidshipmen
ColorsBlue and SilverBlue and Gold
Enrollment4,0004,000
ConferenceMountain West Independent
Head CoachFisher DeBerryPaul Johnson
Coach's career record165-101-1 (165-101-1 at Air Force)94-32 (32-22 at Navy)
Record2-14-1
Series Information
Series RecordAir Force leads, 25-13
First Meeting1960, Navy 35-3
Last Meeting2005, Navy 27-24

Air Force Schedule

Sep 9 at Tennessee, L 31-30
Sep 23 at Wyoming, W 31-24
Sep 30 New Mexico, W 24-7
Oct 7 Navy
Oct 12 Colorado State
Oct 21 at San Diego State
Oct 28 Brigham Young
Nov 3 at Army
Nov 11 Notre Dame
Nov 18 Utah
Nov 24 at UNLV
Dec 2 at TCU
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, W 41-17
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 Air Force

WR 81 Victor Thompson (6-0 195, Sr.)
LT 72 Robert Kraay (6-8 295, Sr.)
C 60 Stuart Perlow (6-4 305, Sr.)
SB 22 Beau Suder (6-0 195, Sr.)
WB 1 Chad Hall (5-8 180, Jr.)
DT 96 Grant Thomas (6-1 275 Sr.)
LB 42 Joey Keller (6-2 230, Sr.)
LB 9 John Rabold (6-4 220, Jr.)
LC 39 Garrett Rybak (5-11 175, Jr.)
RC 6 Chris Sutton (6-0 180, Sr.)

Air Force Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryNavy Air Force
Scoring Offense30.0028.33
Scoring Defense18.6020.67
Total Offense421.00352.00
Total Defense357.20310.33

GoMids.com Prediction

These two teams are pretty darn close in ability. I like Navy's mental toughness better here. Expect the Mids to come away with a big road win over a hated rival. Air Force's days as the top military academy dog are long gone.

Navy 31
Air Force 23

Other Links:

Falcon Stadium information
Official Air Force Site
Scout.com Air Force Site
Official Navy Site
Scout.com Navy Site
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