The Navy Midshipmen host UCF on Saturday. Here is your first look at the Knights.
SEASON SO FAR (5-0, 3-0 AAC)
|09/23/2017||at Maryland||W 38-10|
|10/07/2017||at Cincinnati||W 51-23|
|10/14/2017||East Carolina||W 63-21|
|NAVY OFF PPG||35.5||50.6||UCF OFF PPG|
|NAVY DEF PPG||28.0||16.8||UCF DEF PPG|
|NAVY TOTAL OFF||479.3||547.2||UCF TOTAL OFF|
|NAVY PASSING OFF||81.8||321.8||UCF PASSING OFF|
|NAVY RUSHING OFF||397.5||225.4||UCF RUSHING OFF|
|NAVY TOTAL DEF||398.2||333.2||UCF TOTAL DEF|
|NAVY PASSING DEF||235.5||223.0||UCF PASSING DEF|
|NAVY RUSHING DEF||162.7||110.2||UCF RUSHING DEF|
|NAVY TO MARGIN||-0.83||1.60||UCF TO MARGIN|
|NAVY MASSEY COMP&||36||11||UCF MASSEY COMP|
& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.
INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
|10/15/17||OL||Tyler Hudanick||Knee||? Saturday vs. Navy|
|09/25/17||RB||Jawon Hamilton||Leg||out for season|
|09/05/17||LB||Dedrion Bacote||Leg||out indefinitely|
Last week we called Memphis Navy’s toughest opponent so far of the season. Now there’s a new toughest one: Central Florida. Of the remaining Navy opponents, only Notre Dame could have a shot at replacing UCF as the Mid’s toughest opponent. The Knights have simply brutalized opponents so far this season winning every contest by an average score of 51-17. UCF is a team that runs a balanced offense and sports a ferocious defense that creates turnovers and stops opponent’s drives. What’s really worrisome is that the team that just tagged Navy with its first loss was defeated by UCF by a margin of 27 points. Navy will need a Herculean effort to beat UCF. The good news is they get to play this game in Annapolis, where the Mids have a strong home-field advantage. UCF doesn’t appear to have faced an option team in the past couple years so that might be a big plus for Navy’s chances of pulling an upset.
Saturday’s game with UCF kicks off at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.