Head to head: Navy vs. Duke

Next up for Navy is Duke. Today GoMids.com compares different critical team areas of Navy and Duke and indicates which team has the edge.

Navy
AREA
Duke
COMMENTS
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Navy rushing offense
vs.
Duke rushing defense
 
Navy had over 500 yards rushing against Ball State and has averaged 378 a game. Duke surrenders a not-too-bad 153 yards a game.  
 
Navy passing offense
vs.
Duke passing defense
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Navy just doesn't pass much. Duke's pass defense is pretty poor, giving up over 280 yards a game.  
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Duke rushing offense
vs.
Navy rushing defense
 
Duke has a terrible rushing game; worse than Navy's passing game. Navy gives up 182 yards a game on average.  
 
Duke passing offense
vs.
Navy passing defense
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Navy has surrendered 247 yards a game through the air. Duke's passing game is a lot like Army's only without all the interceptions returned for touchdowns. Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis has over 500 yards passing in 3 games.  
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Special Teams
 
Navy gets the edge here in the field goal kicking department. Matt Harmon is a great kicker. Duke's kicker has struggled.  
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Coaching
 
Paul Johnson gets the edge here. Johnson has over 100 career victories. Duke's Ted Roof just reached his sixth victory of his career at the school. Problem is it's his fourth year at Duke.  

Prediction:

Navy 35
Duke 13


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