Navy Midshipmen: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Navy Midshipmen: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Navy College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction

Sometimes it’s just not your year.

Navy was excellent in 2019. It went 11-2 with a blowout win over Army, a bowl win over Kansas State, and with great victories over terrific SMU and Air Force teams. The running game worked, the defense lived in the backfield, and …

The 2020 version played like a popped balloon.

If you’re Navy – or Army or Air Force, for that matter, considering the style of play – you have to be able to impose your will, and BYU took that right out of the program from jump on the opening night of the season.

The running game was meh, the defense didn’t do much until late, and then when the D showed up the O scored 13 points in the final three games.

It just wasn’t Navy’s year.

Set The Navy Regular Season Win Total At … 6

It’s all about whether or not Navy can do Navy things again.

Oh sure, there will be talk of being more physical and tougher, and there’s no questioning the chops of head coach Ken Niumatalolo, but the running game has to be amazing – and it’ll be close. Control the clock, keep the undermanned D fresh and off the field, repeat.

With so much experience returning on defense, and so much promise on offense, anything less than a bowl appearance will do. The problem, though, is that it’ll take several upsets to do it.

No joke, find the relative layup until the end: Marshall, Air Force, at Houston, UCF, SMU, at Memphis, Cincinnati, at Notre Dame, East Carolina, at Temple, Army.

0-12 isn’t insane if the team doesn’t get its mojo back, but obviously this won’t be that bad a year.

There will be times when the offense really is the Navy offense and it all works, there will be a few upsets, there will be a misfire, and it’ll all add up to a mix between 2019 and 2020.

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