College Football Preview: Navy vs. Holy Cross

Navy-Holy Cross logos on grass

Navy football hosts Holy Cross on Saturday in Annapolis. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Navy

Date Opponent Result Location
08/31 Holy Cross Home
09/14 E Carolina Home
09/26 Memphis Away
10/05 Air Force Home
10/12 Tulsa Away
10/19 S Florida Home
10/26 Tulane Home
11/01 Connecticut Away
11/16 Notre Dame Away
11/23 S Methodist Home
11/30 Houston Away
12/14 Army Home

Holy Cross

Date Opponent Result Location
08/31 Navy Away
09/07 New Hampshire Home
09/21 Yale Away
09/28 Syracuse Away
10/05 Bucknell Away
10/12 Brown Away
10/19 Harvard Home
10/26 Colgate Home
11/02 Lehigh Away
11/09 Lafayette Home
11/16 Fordham Away
11/23 Georgetown Home

ESPN FPI

Navy: 111

Holy Cross: NR, FCS

Key Stats (2018 Stats)

Navy

Statistic
Holy Cross

417

Total Offense (YPG)
333.5

242

Passing YPG
194.8

175

Rushing YPG
138.7

45

Scoring Offense (PPG)
24.4

6

TDs Scored
35

1

FGs Scored
6

352

Total Defense (YPG)
369.2

Passing Yds Allowed (YPG)
209.0

Rushing Yds Allowed (YPG)
160.2

7

Scoring Defense (PPG)
26.0

0

Turnover Margin
-0.64

1

Fumbles Gained
12

1

Fumbles Lost
9

0

INTs Gained
5

0

INTs Lost
15

Players to Watch

Navy

QB Malcolm Perry, WR Mychal Cooper, C Ford Higgins, NG Jackson Pittman, RAID Nizaire Cromartie, P Owen White.

Holy Cross

C Max Daurelle, TB Domenic Cozier, OT Jackson Dennis, DE Mark Ebo, FS Alex Johnson, P Cody Wilkinson.

Injuries

Navy

None reported.

Holy Cross

None reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Now is the time for Navy to finally wash their hands of the 2018 debacle. This is a new team and a new chance for success. This is a tuneup game for Navy but no team should ever overlook an opponent. Navy wins this game unless there is a flurry of turnovers and dumb penalties.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Navy 38, Holy Cross 13

Saturday’s game kicks off at ET. Watch on the CBS Sports Network.

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