Navy First Look: Houston


Navy hosts Houston on Saturday in Annapolis. Here is your first look at Houston.

Houston Season So Far

Date Opp. Result
10/08/20 Tulane W 49-31
10/16/20 BYU L 26-43
10/24/20 @ Navy
10/31/20 UCF
11/07/20 @ Cincinnati
11/14/20 South Fla.
11/21/20 @ SMU
11/28/20 Tulsa
12/05/20 @ Memphis

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Navy Houston
Points 19.0 37.5
Points Allowed 34.2 37.0
Total YDS 271.4 457.0
Pass YDS 81.0 314.5
Rush YDS 190.4 142.5
Total YDS Allowed 428.4 344.5
Rush YDS Allowed 273.8 74.0
Pass YDS Allowed 154.6 270.5

Houston Injuries and Suspensions

Zamar Kirven,LB,Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Malik Robinson,LB,Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Terrance Edgeston,LB,Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Ta Zhawn Henry,RB,Out For Season – Eligibility
Bubba Baxa,K,Out For Season – Eligibility
Sedrick Williams,DL,Out For Season – Personal


Challenges for Navy

Houston is on a different level than the East Carolina team Navy beat on Sunday. A much more veteran team. They have nine starters on offense that are juniors or seniors. On defense that number is 10. Houston also leads the American Conference in rushing defense, allowing just 74 yards per game on average. That doesn’t mean they can stop the option though but those juniors and seniors have played at least couple games against Navy already. Navy’s going to have to execute their offense to perfection and win the turnover battle. Houston is the worst team in the American in the turnover margin stat (-2.50).

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET. Watch on the CBSSN network.