Navy First Look: Tulsa

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Navy meets Tulsa on Saturday in Annapolis. Here is your first look at Tulsa.

Tulsa Season So Far

Date Opponent Result
09/19/20 @ Oklahoma St. L 7-16
10/03/20 @ UCF W 34-26
10/23/20 @ South Fla. W 42-13
10/30/20 East Caro. W 34-30
11/07/20 @ Navy Postponed
11/14/20 Southern Methodist W 28-24
11/19/20 Tulane W 30-24 OT
11/28/20 @ Houston Postponed
12/05/20 @ Navy
12/12/20 Cincinnati

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Navy Tulsa
Points 21.9 29.3
Points Allowed 37.0 21.3
Total YDS 308.4 401.3
Pass YDS 121.4 231.5
Rush YDS 187.0 169.7
Total YDS Allowed 445.3 375.0
Rush YDS Allowed 244.2 128.5
Pass YDS Allowed 201.0 246.5

Tulsa Injuries and Suspensions

 
[RB] 09/19/2020 – Shamari Brooks is out for season (ACL)
[LB] 09/19/2020 – Yohance Burnett is out for season (ACL)
[WR] 11/01/2020 – Sam Crawford Jr. is “?” Saturday vs Navy (Undisclosed)
[LB] 11/01/2020 – Tieneal Martin is “?” Saturday vs Navy (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Navy

Navy’s played some pretty good football teams so far in the 2020 season. This Tulsa, the team whose school has the smallest enrollment in the FBS, could be the best team in the American Conference. The Golden Hurricane is currently the No. 22 team in both polls and is 5-0 in the AAC. The one loss that Tulsa has was a 16-7 setback at No. 11 Oklahoma State. Tulsa is getting it done by having a balanced offensive attack and with a solid defense. Tulsa is No. 1 in the league in third-down conversion defense, holding opponents to just 31.9 successful conversions. Offensively they gain over 400 yards a contest with 265 ypg coming from passing and 165 ypg coming from running the ball. This is a tough matchup for Navy but if Mids can just be a little better in all three phases of the game, they have a shot at winning.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET. Watch on the ESPN2 network.

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