Head to head: Navy vs. Army

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

Navy
AREA
Army
COMMENTS
X  
Navy rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
 
Navy leads the NCAA in rushing and averages 358 yards per game. Army's rushing defense is ranked 114th nationally.  
E  
Navy passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
E  
Even. Navy, led by quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, averages just 100 yards per game. Army has a formidable passing defense, ranked 91st in pass efficiency defense but 25th in passing defense.
E  
Army rushing offense
vs.
Navy rushing defense
E  
Even. Army's rushing attack has been poor all season averaging only 80 yards per game. Freshman Patrick Mealy leads the way for the Black Knights averaging 30 yards per game but he only had one carry against Tulsa. The Mids surrender 180 yards a game on the ground. Defensive back Wyatt Middleton leads the Mids in tackles, averaging 7 per game.  
 
Army passing offense
vs.
Navy passing defense
X  
Army gets the edge here. Navy's passing defense has struggled all season. Quarterback Giovanni Vizza of North Texas lit up the Mids three weeks ago, throwing forf 478 yards and 8 touchdowns. Carson Williams and Army have struggled at times through the air but Williams threw for 328 yards against Tulsa and should be able to exploit the Navy defenders.  
 
Special Teams
X  
Army has one of the top special teams units in the nation. Army's Owen Tolson ranks sixth in the nation in punting. Field goal kicking is about equal.  
x  
Coaching
 
Paul Johnson is a proven winner and a wanted man. Army's Stan Brock is 3-8 and has a long way to go to reach Johnson's success level.  

Navy 38
Army 27


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