2019 Football Preview – AAC – Midshipmen
Looking for 2019 Navy Midshipmen predictions? Navy is still doing what it does but the results have not been there on the field of late. The service academies are difficult to recruit for so it is hard to turn these things around sometimes. The schedule is not too bad though so if they have cleaned things up and made improvements we could see them quickly.
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2019-20 College Football Preview – Navy Midshipmen
Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo
2018 Record: 3-9
Navy Midshipmen Odds to win the 2019 FBS Championship: 10000/1
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As tough as it has been for Navy what has made it even tougher is the recent success of Army.
2019 Navy Midshipmen Predictions: Team Strengths
Sticking to Your Knitting: The Middies only know one way to play. They are fully commited ot the triple option offense and were fifth in the country in rushing last season.
Malcolm Perry is a nice athlette to trigger it and he has experience. Last year he was back and forth in terms of quarterback and slot back.
The offensive line returns just one starter but all of the linemen are upper classmen. There is no reason to think they will not execuute.
When they have to throw Navy need to be more efficient. That is not really anything new for this group. They just try to avoid those situations.
Senior Leadership on Defense: After a poor defensive season the Middies brough in a new defensive coordinator. He is hoping to have more success using two key seniors.
Nizaire Cromartie will play the Raider position. which should free him up to net more than the 3.5 sacks he did a year ago.
Noseguard Jackson Pittman has grown to 300 pounds and gives Navy some heft in the middle of the defensive line. He is a classic and effective space eater.
2019 Navy Midshipmen Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Will the Defense Hold?: The new coordinator built some of the best defenses in FCS at Kennesaw State but is some ways that is easier than at a service academy.
For Navy to win in the AAC they need to be in the upper half defensively. Then they can really lean on teams with their running game.
They are going to play a couple of sophomores in the secondary. That is not ideal and a bit of a rarity at a place like Navy.
While it is not a huge worry because of the system Navy only returns three offensive starters.
Anywhere other than Alabama and that might be a recipe for disaster. Still that is a lot of unproven players that are going to be on the field.
For an offense that is all about timing and spacing that could be a factor.
Navy Midshipmen Prediction: 4-8
I am not seeing much improvement for Navy this season. It might feel like a long one as they get three wins early.
They shoudl start 3-1 with home games against Holy Cross, East Carolina and Air Force. A loss at Memphis seems likely but they did beat the Tigers by a point a year ago.
After those game I am not giving them much other than a trip to UConn. Visits to Houstons and Notre Dame could be spots where they really get beat up this season. They might prove me wrong taking on a SMU or a Tulane but I like those teams better.
Getting to a bowl would be a really good outcome for Navy this season. To do it they are going to need some upsets though. I am not sure where they come.
2019 Navy Midshipmen Football Schedule
Date Time vs
- 8/31/19 3:30 PM ET HC
- 9/14/19 3:30 PM ET ECU
- 9/26/19 8:00 PM ET @MEM
- 10/5/19 3:30 PM ET AFA
- 10/12/19 TBD @TLSA
- 10/19/19 3:30 PM ET USF
- 10/26/19 3:30 PM ET TULN
- 11/1/19 8:00 PM ET @CONN
- 11/16/19 2:30 PM ET @ND
- 11/23/19 3:30 PM ET SMU
- 11/30/19 TBD @HOU
- 12/14/19 3:00 PM ET ARMY
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