NAVY FIRST LOOK: VIRGINIA

First Look: Virginia

The Navy Midshipmen hosts Virginia in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. Here is your first look at the Cavaliers.

VIRGINIA SEASON SO FAR (6-6, 3-5 ACC)

Date Opponent Score
09/02/2017 William & Mary W 28-10
09/09/2017 Indiana L 17-34
09/16/2017 UConn W 38-18
09/22/2017 @ Boise St. W 42-23
10/07/2017 Duke W 28-21
10/14/2017 @ North Carolina W 20-14
10/21/2017 Boston College L 10-41
10/28/2017 @ Pittsburgh L 14-31
11/04/2017 Georgia Tech W 40-36
11/11/2017 @ Louisville L 21-38
11/18/2017 @ Miami (FL) L 28-44
11/24/2017 Virginia Tech L 0-10

NAVY-VIRGINIA STAT COMPARISON

NAVY OFF PPG 28.9 23.8 UVA OFF PPG
NAVY DEF PPG 27.9 26.7 UVA DEF PPG
NAVY TOTAL OFF 426.8 356.2 UVA TOTAL OFF
NAVY PASSING OFF 83.8 257.3 UVA PASSING OFF
NAVY RUSHING OFF 343.0 98.8 UVA RUSHING OFF
NAVY TOTAL DEF 386.6 357.8 UVA TOTAL DEF
NAVY PASSING DEF 221.7 179.6 UVA PASSING DEF
NAVY RUSHING DEF 164.9 178.3 UVA RUSHING DEF
NAVY TO MARGIN -0.50 0.17 UVA TO MARGIN
NAVY MASSEY COMP& 53 63 UVA MASSEY COMP

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

VIRGINIA INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

Date Pos Player Injury Status
12/16/17 DE Steven Wright Suspension is OUT Thursday vs Navy
12/16/17 DL Juwan Moye Suspension is OUT Thursday vs Navy
12/04/17 LB Micah Kiser Thumb is probable Thursday vs Navy
10/09/17 WR Ben Hogg Undisclosed out for season
09/04/17 CB Tim Harris Wrist out for season

Source: donbest.com

CHALLENGES FOR NAVY

This bowl game presents both program’s fans with an opportunity to see their team play in a bowl game without needing to pay for multiple days lodging. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium should be packed with fans of both teams. Virginia is one of those teams that’s likes to air it out. The Cavaliers are led by quarterback Kurt Benkert, who has completed 282 of his 473 pass attempts (.596) for 3,062 yards with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions. If Navy can at least slow down Benkert and keep him to no more than 200 yards passing and a touchdown, they’ll have a good shot at winning the game.



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