College Football Preview: Navy vs. Memphis

Navy and Memphis logos

Navy football visits the Memphis Tigers on Thursday in Memphis, TN. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Navy

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Holy Cross W 45-7
09/14/19 East Caro. W 42-10
09/26/19 @ Memphis
10/05/19 Air Force
10/12/19 @ Tulsa
10/19/19 South Fla.
10/26/19 Tulane
11/01/19 @ Connecticut
11/16/19 @ Notre Dame
11/23/19 Southern Methodist
11/30/19 @ Houston
12/14/19 vs. Army

Memphis

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Mississippi W 15-10
09/07/19 Southern U. W 55-24
09/14/19 @ South Ala. W 42-6
09/26/19 Navy
10/05/19 @ La.-Monroe
10/12/19 @ Temple
10/19/19 Tulane
10/26/19 @ Tulsa
11/02/19 Southern Methodist
11/16/19 @ Houston
11/23/19 @ South Fla.
11/29/19 Cincinnati

ESPN FPI

Navy: 82

Memphis: 45

Key Stats

Navy
Team Averages
Memphis
43.5
Points
37.3
8.5
Points Allowed
13.3
499.5
Total YDS
489.7
128.0
Pass YDS
262.7
371.5
Rush YDS
227.0
226.5
Total YDS Allowed
226.3
152.5
Pass YDS Allowed
110.0
27.0
Rush YDS Allowed
116.3
0.50
Turnover margin
0.00
0.538
3rd Down Conv.
0.438
0.200
3rd Down Conv. DEF
0.289

Players to Watch

Navy

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

Memphis

WR Damonte Coxie, C Dustin Woodard, RB Patrick Taylor, TE Joey Magnifico, QB Brady White, OL Dylan Parham, DL Byrce Huff, DB TJ Carter, DL Jonathan Wilson, LB Austin Ball, LB JJ Russell.

Injuries

Navy

None reported.

Memphis

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/23/19 RB Patrick Taylor Jr. Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Navy
09/22/19 DL O’Bryan Goodson Leg is “?” Thursday vs Navy
09/16/19 WR John Williams Knee is out for season
09/10/19 DB Chris Claybrooks Leg is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This a game that’s hard to predict. Both teams either haven’t played many games or have faced mostly weak competition. We do know that both teams must be pretty good because neither has lost a game and have for the most part defeated every opponent handily. I think Navy with the option and the ability to chew up clock will have the advantage here but it will be tough playing in Memphis. One turnover or other mistakes could swing this towards Memphis.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Navy 31, Memphis 28

Thursday’s game kicks off at 8:00 ET. Watch on the ESPN Network.

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