College Football First Look: Navy vs. Notre Dame

Navy-Notre Dame

Notre Dame meets Navy on Saturday in San Diego. Here is a first look at the Notre Dame-Navy matchup.

Notre Dame Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Michigan W 24-17
Sept. 8 Ball State W 24-16
Sept. 15 Vanderbilt W 22-17
Sept. 22 at Wake Forest W 56-27
Sept. 29 Stanford W 38-17
Oct. 6 at Virginia Tech W 45-23
Oct. 13 Pitt W 19-14

Navy Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 at Hawaii L 59-41
Sept. 8 Memphis W 22-21
Sept. 15 Lehigh W 51-21
Sept. 22 at SMU L 31-30 (OT)
Oct. 6 at Air Force L 35-7
Oct. 13 Temple L 24-17
Oct. 20 Houston L 49-36

Stat Comparison

Notre Dame Stat Navy
32.6 Points Scored 29.1
18.7 Points Allowed 34.3
427.7 Total YDS 387.7
248.6 Pass YDS 78.3
179.1 Rush YDS 166.0
340.9 Total YDS Allowed 419.7
214.7 Pass YDS Allowed 253.7
126.1 Rush YDS Allowed 166.0
.446 3rd down conv % .398
0.43 Turnover margin 1.00
5 & Massey Composite 108

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

Notre Dame Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/03/18 OL Alex Bars Knee is out for season
09/14/18 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Foot is out for season
09/02/18 DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Foot is out indefinitely
08/30/18 CB Shaun Crawford Knee is out indefinitely

Navy Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/21/18 SB CJ Williams Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Notre Dame
10/21/18 QB Malcolm Perry Leg injured last game – is "?" Saturday vs Notre Dame
10/01/18 LB Travis Kerchner Knee is out for season

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Navy

Navy is stuck in a miserable four-game losing streak. No relief is in sight as next the Mids must battle a very strong Notre Dame team. Last year Navy gave the Irish all it could handle in South Bend. There’s no reason the Mids can’t repeat that feat in sunny San Diego. Notre Dame is a team subject to sleep walking through games. Look at their close wins over Pitt and Vandy. If their option game is working the Mids have a chance.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 8 pm ET and can be seen on CBS.

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