College Football Preview: Navy vs. Houston

Navy visits Houston on Saturday. 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 L 23-35
10/05/19 Air Force W 34-25
10/12/19 @ Tulsa W 45-17
10/19/19 South Fla. W 35-3
10/26/19 Tulane W 41-38
11/01/19 @ Connecticut W 56-10
11/16/19 @ Notre Dame L 20-52
11/23/19 Southern Methodist W 35-28
11/30/19 @ Houston W 35-28
12/14/19 vs. Army

Houston

Date Opponent Result
09/01/19 @ Oklahoma L 31-49
09/07/19 Prairie View W 37-17
09/13/19 vs Washington St. L 24-31
09/19/19 @ Tulane L 31-38
09/28/19 @ North Texas W 46-25
10/12/19 Cincinnati L 23-38
10/19/19 @ Connecticut W 24-17
10/24/19 Southern Methodist L 31-34
11/02/19 @ UCF L 29-44
11/16/19 Memphis L 27-45
11/23/19 @ Tulsa W 24-14
11/30/19 Navy

ESPN FPI

Navy: 48

Houston: 74

Key Stats

Navy
Team Averages
Houston
37.6
Points
32.0
22.5
Points Allowed
29.7
455.4
Total YDS
379.2
102.3
Pass YDS
186.1
352.2
Rush YDS
193.1
323.9
Total YDS Allowed
459.6
216.6
Pass YDS Allowed
304.9
107.3
Rush YDS Allowed
154.7
-0.20
Turnover margin
-0.18
0.448
3rd Down Conv.
0.345
0.338
3rd Down Conv. DEF
0.392

Players to Watch

Navy

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

Houston

QB Clayton Tune, RB Kyle Porter, WR Courtney Lark, OL Josh Jones, DL Aymiel Fleming, DB Damarion Williams.

Injuries

Navy

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/24/19 WR Mychal Cooper Undisclosed left last game – is “?” Saturday vs Houston
11/24/19 SB Tazh Maloy Foot left last game – is “?” Saturday vs Houston
11/24/19 LB Tama Tuitele Leg is “?” Saturday vs Houston

Houston

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/11/19 CB Ka’Darian Smith Suspension is out indefinitely
11/01/19 OL Dennis Bardwell Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/28/19 DL Blake Young Blood Clot is out for season
10/18/19 OL Jarrid Williams Foot is out for season
10/10/19 OL Justin Murphy Left Team has left team
09/23/19 QB D’Eriq King Redshirt is out for season
09/23/19 WR Keith Corbin Redshirt is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Navy has done a great job this season going on the road and beating inferior opponents. Houston is another team that falls into that category this season. Look for a solid Navy victory.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Navy 38, Houston 27

Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:00 ET. Watch on the ESPN2 Network.

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