Navy meets SMU on Saturday in Dallas. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.
|Stat (per game)||Navy||SMU|
|Total YDS Allowed||427.0||412.7|
|Rush YDS Allowed||242.5||194.2|
|Pass YDS Allowed||184.5||218.5|
|3rd Down Conv.||38.5||49.5|
|3rd Down Conv. DEF||38.6||44.6|
Players to Watch
RB Myles Fells, QB Perry Olsen, RB Jamale Carothers, WR Mark Walker, LB Diego Fagot, DB Evan Fochtman, K Bijan Nichols.
QB Shane Buechele, RB Ulysses Bentley IV, WR Rashee Rice, OL Beau Morris, DL Elijah Chatman, LB Delano Robinson, DB Brandon Stephens.
Dalen Morris QB Ques Sat – Concussion
Evan Fochtman S Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Tommy Lawley LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Brandon Crossley CB Out For Season – Eligibility
Tj Mcdaniel RB Out For Season – Leg
Reggie Roberson Jr. WR Out For Season – Knee
SMU looks like a lighter version of Houston. They like to pass, actually more than Houston, which is not good for Navy. Their quarterback, Shane Buechele, has already passed for nearly 2,000 yards in six games. The reason Houston is a better overall team than SMU is that they have a much stronger defense. The Mustangs did lose their best receiver a couple weeks ago to injury but I don’t think it’ll be enough to swing the game to the Mids. Navy loses but not as bad as last week.
SMU 38, Navy 27
Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:30 PM ET. Watch on the ESPN2 Network.