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Air Force vs. Navy: Three things to watch and by the numbers

October 4, 2013 Updated: October 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm
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THREE THINGS TO WATCH

National spotlight

Playing on CBS and under unusual circumstances after this game was in the news all week as it teetered on cancelation, more people than normal figure to at least be aware this game is being played. Added attention generally raises the stakes and top players tend to break out and others fall victim to nerves.

Keenan Reynolds

The Navy quarterback sparked a comeback for the Midshipmen against Air Force last year and has become more important to his team each week. Never was that more evident than last week, when he left the game against Western Kentucky with concussion symptoms and the offense sputtered in a 19-7 loss.

Wild finish

Three of the past four games in this series have gone to overtime. Last year’s game turned on a fumble in overtime. Expect this one to also go down to the wire.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

6 - Total punt return yards for Air Force as a team on three total returns.

 

18 - Commander-in-Chief Trophies won by Air Force, most in the series. Navy has 13 and Army has 6.

 

75.9 - Completion percentage for Air Force opponents this seson.

 

121 - Air Force’s national rank in total defense out of 123 teams.

 

597 - Average combined rushing yards per game for these two teams, both of which rank in the top 10 nationally in the category. Expect a quick game.

 

QUOTE

“Their O-line seems always bigger than ours. They’re slower, but I don’t know what they’re doing over there but they always have big linemen. Besides that, it makes me want to beat them more because they’re just like us.”

- Air Force linebacker Joey Nichol on Navy

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