College Football Preview: Navy vs. Houston

Houston Navy

Navy meets Houston on Saturday in Annapolis. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Navy

Date Opp. Result
09/07/20 Brigham Young L 3-55
09/19/20 @ Tulane W 27-24
10/03/20 @ Air Force L 7-40
10/10/20 Temple W 31-29
10/17/20 @ East Carolina W 27-23
10/24/20 Houston
10/31/20 @ SMU
11/07/20 Tulsa
11/14/20 Memphis
11/21/20 @ USF
12/12/20 Army (Philadelphia)

Houston

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

ESPN FPI

Navy: 101

Houston: 46

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
3rd Down Conv. 36.4 48.3
3rd Down Conv. DEF 36.8 26.9
Turnover Margin 0.00 -2.50

Players to Watch

Navy

RB Myles Fells, QB Perry Olsen, RB Jamale Carothers, WR Mark Walker, LB Diego Fagot, DB Evan Fochtman, K Bijan Nichols.

Houston

QB Clayton Tune, RB Kyle Porter, WR Marquez Stevenson, OL Gio Pancotti, DL Payton Turner, DB Deontay Anderson.

Injuries

Navy

Dalen Morris QB Ques Sat – Concussion
Evan Fochtman S Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Tommy Lawley LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed

Houston

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

Source: boydsbets.com

Comments

This will be probably Navy’s toughest opponent so far this season. Maye Air Force is a little better than Houston. Houston has a very experienced group of 2-deep starters. They’ve got a quarterback that is a pinpoint passer averaging over 300 yards passing a game. Their defense is very strong against the run. They must have some kind of familiarity with the option since they played Navy five years in a row. Navy will give the Cougars a fight but Houston probably wins.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Houston 34, Navy 27

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

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