Army Opponent Preview: Navy

Army Opponent Preview: Navy

The 2013 Army season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp ArmySports.com will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Navy.

Opponent: Navy

2012 record: 8-5

# 2012 final Sagarin: 65.78 (No. 82)

Game Date: Dec. 14, 2013

Site: Philadelphia, Pa.; Lincoln Financial Field (68,532)

Last meeting: 2012; Navy 17, Army 13

Head coach: Ken Niumatalolo 40-26 (6 years)

Offensive starters returning: 6

Defensive starters returning: 7

Special teams starters returning: 4

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 25.00 (No. 82 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 104.77 (No. 117 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 278.46 (No. 6 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 25.69 (No. 54 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 215.23 (No. 40 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 193.62 (No. 94 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: 0.00; Passing efficiency: 139.41, No.40 in FBS

COMMENTS

Navy continues to set the standard for how academy football is played. Army will try to end an 11 game losing streak to the Midshipmen in December. The Black Knights have come close the past few seasons but close is not good enough. Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds leads the Navy attack after a superb plebe season in which he finished 6-2 as the starter. Defensively, junior cornerback Parrish Gaines, who had a pair of interceptions last season and 69 tackles, is back. The Mids should have one of the strongest special teams in the country.

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2013 Army Football Schedule
(click team for preview)

Aug. 31 Morgan State
Sep. 7 Ball State
Sep. 14 Stanford
Sep. 21 Wake Forest
Sep. 28 at Louisiana Tech
Oct. 5 at Boston College
Oct. 12 Eastern Michigan
Oct. 19 at Temple
Nov. 2 at Air Force
Nov. 9 Western Kentucky
Nov. 30 at Hawai'i
Dec. 14 vs. Navy
(Philadelphia)

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