Head to head: Navy vs. Wake Forest

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

Wake Forest
Navy rushing offense
Wake Forest rushing defense
The rushing offense is always an edge for the Midshipmen. Shun White and Kaipo are helping Navy to pile up 346 yards on the ground per game. Eric Kettani is one of the nation's best fullbacks. Wake Forest is no slouch stopping the run. They give up just over 100 yards a game but they haven't played Navy yet.  
Navy passing offense
Wake Forest passing defense
The Deacons have a solid passing defense and are sixth nationally in pass efficiency defense. Navy rarely passes and why should they?  
Wake Forest rushing offense
Navy rushing defense
Wake Forest gains under 100 yards a game on the ground. The Deacons are led by Josh Adams who averages about 48 yards rushing a game. Adams gained 66 yards in Saturday's win over Florida State. Despite giving up lots of points this season the Mids have done fairly well against the run allowing just 119 yards a game good for No. 52 nationally. Linebacker Clint Sovie leads the way in this department.  
Wake Forest passing offense
Navy passing defense
Easy. We all know Navy has struggled so far this season against the pass. Wake Forest' Riley Skinner is a dead eyed passer who completes about 70 percent of his passes. Skinner's No. 1 target is Demir Boldin who has 20 receptions already this season. Ckear Wake edge here,  
Special Teams
This game will feature two of the top kickers in the nation. Wake's Sam Swank is No. 1 nationally in field goals made per game (3.0). Swank made one in the final minute of action that beat Ole Miss. Navy's Matt Harmon is No. 2 nationally in field goals made per game (2.25).  
Jim Grobe is a veteran coach that built once doormat Wake Forest into an ACC Champion. Navy Ken Niumatalolo is 2-3 overall in his young career and is coming off leading his team to a big upset over Rutgers.  


Navy 24
Wake Forest 31

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