Series history[ edit ] Army and Navy first met on the field on November 29, They played 30 times between that date and November 26,
The Midshipmen will take their triple-option offense to Memphis Thursday night and the winner will join SMU as the American's last perfect teams. Opponents are averaging Historically, Navy's strength is on offense, and the Midshipmen are averaging a smidge under yards a game so far with rushing — tops in the country.
Quarterback Malcolm Perry leads the balance attack averaging 92 yards rushing a game. Perry has completed 11 of 16 passes all season. But one pass to CJ Williams went 80 yards for a touchdown against East Carolina, and Perry finished 5 of 7 for yards passing in a victory. Like Navy, Memphis had almost two weeks to prepare for its conference opener since a win over South Alabama on Sept.
New defensive coordinator Adam Fuller used the extra days to put together a strategy to offset Navy's triple option, which has been troublesome for Memphis' defense in recent years.
The Tigers have greatly improved on defense from last season when they ranked 94th in points allowed and 89th in total defense. So far, they're giving up The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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