Gameday: Navy vs. Utah

The Navy Midshipmen face the Utah Utes in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, Californa. It will be Ken Niumatalolo's first game as head coach of the Mids. Look inside for everything you need to know about the game.


Navy

VS.


Utah

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
SiteQualcomm Stadium (54,000); San Diego, Calif.
Date/TimeDecember 20, 2007, 9 p.m EST
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 Radio TBA
SCHOOL/ TEAM FACTS
.UtahNavy
NicknameUtesMidshipmen
ColorsCrimson and WhiteNavy Blue and Gold
Enrollment28,6194,000
ConferenceMountain West Independent
Head CoachKyle WhittinghamKen Niumatalolo
Coach's career record23-14 (23-14 at Utah)0-0 (0-0 at Navy)
Record8-48-4
SERIES INFORMATION
Series RecordFirst Meeting
First MeetingFirst Meeting
Last MeetingFirst Meeting
SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Utah
Aug. 30 at Oregon State, L 24-7
Sep. 8 Air Force, L 20-12
Sep. 15 UCLA, W 44-6
Sep. 22 at UNLV, L 27-0
Sep. 29 Utah State, W 34-18
Oct. 5 at Louisville, W 44-35
Oct. 13 San Diego State, W 23-7
Oct. 18 at TCU, W 27-20
Oct. 27 at Colorado State, W 27-3
Nov. 10 Wyoming, W 50-0
Nov. 17 New Mexico, W 28-10
Nov. 24 at Brigham Young, L 10-17
Dec. 20 Navy (Poinsettia Bowl)
Navy
Aug. 31 at Temple, W 30-19
Sep. 7 at Rutgers, L 41-24
Sep. 15 Ball State, L 34-31 (OT)
Sep. 22 Duke, W 46-43
Sep. 29 Air Force, W 31-20
Oct. 10 at Pittsburgh, W 48-45 (2OT)
Oct. 20 Wake Forest, L 44-24
Oct. 27 Delaware, L 59-52
Nov. 3 at Notre Dame, W 46-44 (3OT)
Nov. 10 at North Texas, W 74-62
Nov. 17 Northern Illinois, W 35-24
Dec. 1 Army, W 38-3
Dec. 20 Utah (Poinsettia Bowl)
PROJECTED UTAH STARTERS
OFFENSE

LT 68 Zane Beadles (6-4, 312, So.)
LG 72 Caleb Schlauderauff (6-5, 300, Fr.)
C 63 Kyle Gunther (6-4, 304, Sr.)
RG 66 Robert Conley (6-1, 316, Jr.)
RT 65 Dustin Hensel (6-7, 320, Jr.)
WR 26 Derrek Richards (5-11, 175, Sr.)
WR 2 Marquis Wilson (5-11, 175, Jr.)
WR 16 Brian Hernandez (6-0, 183, Sr.)
QB 3 Brian Johnson (6-1, 210, Jr.)
RB 6 Darrell Mack (6-0, 219, Jr.)
TE 48 Matt Sims (6-1, 251, Sr.)
PK 35 Louie Sakoda (5-10, 178, Jr.)

DEFENSE

LE 93 Martail Burnett (6-3, 262, Sr.)
DT 41 Koa Misi (6-3, 263, So.)
NT 94 Gabe Long (6-3, 290, Sr.)
RE 11 Paul Kruger (6-5, 255, Fr.)
LB 10 Stevenson Sylvester (6-2, 220, So.)
LB 44 Joe Jiannoni (6-0, 235, Sr.)
LB 22 Malakai Mokofisi (6-2, 243, Sr.)
CB 25 R.J. Stanford (5-11, 180, So.)
CB 1 Brice McCain (5-9, 189, Jr.)
FS 17 Robert Johnson (6-3, 185, So.)
SS 28 Steve Tate (5-11, 195, Sr.)
NB 4 Sean Smith (6-3, 217, So.)
P 35 Louie Sakoda (5-10, 178, Jr.)

Utah Roster

PROJECTED NAVY STARTERS
OFFENSE

WR 80 O.J. Washington (5-10, 188, Sr.)
LT 53 Josh Meek (6-1, 274, Sr.)
LG 72 Anthony Gaskins (6-1, 291, Jr.)
C 63 Antron Harper (5-11, 272, Sr.)
RG 74 Ben Gabbard (6-4, 297, Sr.)
RT 66 Paul Bridgers (6-3 268, Sr.)
WR 89 Tyree Barnes (6-2, 188, Jr.)
SB 28 Zerbin Singleton (5-8, 164, Sr.)
QB 10 Kaipo-N. Kaheaku-E. (5-11, 188, Jr.)
SB 07 Reggie Campbell (5-6, 168, Sr.)
FB 22 Adam Ballard (6-1, 236, Sr.)
PK 39 Joey Bullen (5-10, 189, Sr.)
DEFENSE

LE 92 Chris Kuhar-Pitters (6-2, 258, Sr.)
NG 99 Nate Frazier (6-2, 285, So.)
RE 38 Michael Walsh (6-2, 239, Jr.)
LB 34 Ram Vela (5-9, 196, So.)
LB 51 Ross Pospisil (6-0, 223, So.)
LB 55 Irv Spencer (6-0, 238, Sr.)
LB 54 Matt Wimsatt (6-1, 216, Sr.)
CB 18 Rashawn King (6-0, 190 Jr.)
RV 8 Wyatt Middleton (6-0, 200, Fr.)
FS 20 Greg Thrasher (5-8, 181, Sr.)
CB 1 Blake Carter (5-11, 188, So.)
PT 31 Greg Veteto (6-1, 178, Sr.)

Navy Roster

STATISTICAL COMPARISON
CategoryNavyUtah
Scoring
Offense
39.925.5
Scoring
Defense
36.5 15.6
Total
Offense
444.6 362.8
Rushing
Offense
351.5 163.7
Passing
Offense
93.1 199.2
Total
Defense
438.2319.4
Rushing
Defense
172.7 131.3
Passing
Defense
265.5 188.1
GOMIDS.COM PREDICTION
Navy 31
Utah 34

RELATED LINKS
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Official Utah Site
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Official Navy Site
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