Navy-Boston College preview/ prediction

The Navy Midshipmen hope to win their third consecutive bowl game on Saturday when they face the Boston College Eagles in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. GoMids.com provides you with the starting lineups, stats, notes and the forecasted game score.


Navy

VS.


Boston College

SiteBank of America Stadium (73,238) Charlotte, N.C.
Date/TimeDecember 30, 2006, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
TelevisionESPN
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
.Boston CollegeNavy
NicknameEaglesMidshipmen
ColorsMaroon and GoldNavy Blue and Gold
Enrollment14,5004,000
ConferenceACC Independent
Head CoachTom O'BrienPaul Johnson
Coach's career record75-45 (75-45 at B.C.)98-34 (36-24 at Navy)
Record9-39-3
Series Information
Series RecordB.C. leads, 17-11
First Meeting1928, B.C. 6-0
Last Meeting2002, B.C 46-21

Boston College Schedule

Aug 31 at C. Michigan, W 31-24
Sep 9 Clemson, W 34-33, 2OT
Sep 16 BYU, W 30-23, 2OT
Sep 23 at N.C. State, L 17-15
Sep 30 Maine, W 22-0
Oct 12 Virginia Tech, W 22-3
Oct 21 at Florida State, W 24-19
Oct 28 Buffalo, W 41-0
Nov 4 at Wake Forest, L 21-14
Nov 11 Duke, W 28-7
Nov 18 Maryland, W 38-16
Nov 23 at Miami, L 17-14
Nov 30 Navy
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, W 24-17
Oct 14 Rutgers, L 34-0
Oct 28 Notre Dame, L 38-14
Nov 4 at Duke, W 38-13
Nov 11 at E. Michigan, W 49-21
Nov 18 Temple, W 42-6
Dec 2 Army, W 26-14
Dec 30 Boston College



Projected Navy Starters

OFFENSE

WR 80 O.J. Washington (5-10, 188 Jr.)
LT 79 Matt Pritchett (6-2, 290 Sr.)
LG 60 Zach Gallion (6-2, 315 Sr.)
C 69 James Rossi (6-1, 269 Sr.)
RG 63 Antron Harper (5-11, 257 Jr.)
RT 75 Andrew McGinn (6-1, 247 So.)
WR 87 Jason Tomlinson (6-1, 208 Sr.)
SB 28 Zerbin Singleton (5-8, 164 Jr.)
QB 10 Kaipo Kaheaku (5-11, 188 So.)
SB 07 Reggie Campbell (5-6, 165 Jr.)
FB 36 Eric Kettani (6-1, 220 So.)
PK 90 Matt Harmon (5-10, 178 So.)
DEFENSE

LE 43 Tye Adams (6-3, 225 Sr.)
NG 97 David Wright (6-3, 274 Sr.)
RE 95 John Chan (6-1, 249 Sr.)
LB 40 David Mahoney (5-9, 219 Sr.)
LB 57 Rob Caldwell (6-0, 229 Sr.)
LB 55 Irv Spencer (6-0, 241 Jr.)
LB 45 Tyler Tidwell (6-2, 224 Sr.)
CB 18 Rashawn King (6-0, 185 So.)
RV 05 Jeromy Miles (6-2, 189 Fr.)
FS 08 Jeremy McGown (5-11, 189 Sr.)
CB 04 Keenan Little (5-11, 195 Sr.)
PT 31 Greg Veteto (6-1, 175 Jr.)

Navy Roster

Projected Boston College Starters

OFFENSE

WR 84 Kevin Challenger (5-9, 178 Jr.)
LT 70 James Marten (6-8, 307 Sr.)
LG 72 Ryan Poles (6-4, 295 Jr.)
C 61 Kevin Sheridan (6-3, 290 Jr.)
RG 75 Josh Beekman (6-1, 321 Sr.)
RT 77 Gosder Cherilus (6-7, 318 Jr.)
TE 85 Ryan Thompson (6-4, 259 Jr.)
WR 26 Tony Gonzalez (5-10, 202 Sr.)
QB 12 Matt Ryan (6-5, 218 Jr.)
FB 49 Mark Palmer (6-2, 249 Sr.)
TB 30 L.V. Whitworth (5-11, 216 Jr.)
PK 83 Steve Aponavicius (5-10, 175 So.)
DEFENSE

LE 97 Brady Smith (6-2, 285 Fr.)
LT 60 Ron Brace (6-3, 335 So.)
RT 90 B.J. Raji (6-1, 340 Jr.)
RE 57 Nick Larkin (6-4, 250 Jr.)
LB 48 Tyronne Pruitt (5-11, 220 Jr.)
LB 40 Jolonn Dunbar (6-0, 233 Jr.)
LB 16 Brian Toal (6-0, 232 Jr.)
SS 24 Ryan Glasper (5-11, 215 Sr.)
FS 44 Jamie Silva (5-11, 208 Jr.)
CB 27 DeJuan Tribble (5-9, 190 Jr.)
CB 9 Larry Anam (5-11, 196 Sr.)
PT 46 Johnny Ayers (6-0, 186 Jr.)

Boston College Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryBoston CollegeNavy
Scoring Offense26.128.6
Scoring Defense15.019.7
Total Offense359.0381.3
Rushing Offense117.9327.4
Passing Offense241.153.9
Total Defense303.2336.8
Rushing Defense 90.1120.3
Passing Defense213.1216.5

GoMids.com Prediction

Boston College has a great defense and is a good football team but I expect Navy to win this one. The key will be for Navy to get the timing in the option game going. Control the ball, eat up the clock and score. Also, the fact that Boston College has an interim coach won't help their cause either. For Navy it's business as usual. For B.C. it's turmoil with a new, temporary sheriff in town. Also, I expect Navy will be much more excited about playing B.C. than B.C. is about playing Navy. That momentum will help carry the Mids to victory.

Navy 17
Boston College 13

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