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Mids Insider: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Post-game Notes: Pittsburgh 27, Navy 14

-- Navy gained just 129 yards on the ground, its fifth-lowest rushing output in the triple-option era. It was the Midshipmen's worst rushing total since Oct. 14, 2006, when they managed just 113 yards against Rutgers. -- The 14 points...

By Camille Powell  |  September 19, 2009; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Previewing Navy-Pittsburgh

When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh. Records: Midshipmen 1-1; Panthers 2-0. Last week: Navy 32, Louisiana Tech 14; Pittsburgh 54, Buffalo 27. TV: None. The game can be viewed on ESPN360.com. Radio: WZAA (1050 AM), WBAL (1090 AM),...

By Camille Powell  |  September 18, 2009; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Who's Going to Win?

Poll: Who's Going to Win? Navy in a blowout Navy in a close game Pittsburgh in a close game Pittsburgh in a blowout Created on Sep 18, 2009 View Results poll by twiigs.com...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  September 18, 2009; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Friday Morning Links (9.18.09)

Here's a link to yesterday's college football chat, if you missed it. And be sure to check out our brand-new College Gameday preview page. The Washington Times takes a look at slotback Marcus Curry. Punter Kyle Delahooke has been performing...

By Camille Powell  |  September 18, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mids Used to Playing Catch-Up

Navy has fallen behind and trailed at the end of the first quarter of both of its games. At Ohio State, some players admitted to being nervous at the start, in a stadium that contained 105,000 fans. Against Louisiana Tech,...

By Camille Powell  |  September 17, 2009; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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At Last, Greg Zingler Gets His Chance

Running into the end zone to complete a two-point conversion isn't exactly how Greg Zingler thought he'd score his first points at Navy. When he left Severna Park High School, Zingler figured that he would one day be running and...

By Camille Powell  |  September 17, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Thursday Morning Links (9.17.09)

I'm joining the rest of the college staff for an online chat at 1:30 p.m. Submit your Navy questions here. Juniors Jeff Battipaglia and Matt Molloy are the kind of mobile tackles Navy needs to run the triple option. The...

By Camille Powell  |  September 17, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rushing Numbers Lagging Behind Previous Years

Navy currently ranks 22nd in the nation in rushing, unfamiliar territory for a team that led Division I-A in rushing the past four years. The Midshipmen are averaging 238 yards per game on the ground, down from 292.4 yards last...

By Camille Powell  |  September 16, 2009; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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How Pitt Is Preparing for Navy's Offense

Last season, Pittsburgh had a bye heading into its game with Navy, which gave the Panthers ample time to prepare for the triple option. They don't have that luxury this season. "That is a concern, because it's so different from...

By Camille Powell  |  September 16, 2009; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday Morning Links (9.16.09)

My story about slot back Marcus Curry. My colleague Steve Yanda's look at how college teams are dealing with swine flu. The Birddog blog has a report on Navy's JV team. Pittsburgh senior Dorin Dickerson finds a home at tight...

By Camille Powell  |  September 16, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Quick Look at Pittsburgh

If you forgot how last year's game between Navy and Pittsburgh went, here's a link to my game story from the 42-21 Panthers victory. It was Navy's most lopsided loss of the season, and was the one time that the...

By Camille Powell  |  September 15, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Buckley Gaining Confidence as Mids' Kicker

Joe Buckley's first-ever field goal attempt wasn't a potential game-winner, but it still came with a certain amount of pressure. Navy was already trailing Louisiana Tech by 14 points when the junior place kicker lined up for a 43-yard field...

By Camille Powell  |  September 15, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday Morning Links (9.15.09)

Slot back Marcus Curry (offense), defensive end Jabaree Tuani (defense) and wide receiver Gary Myers (special teams)—a trio of sophomores—were named game MVPs against Louisiana Tech. In his Monday press conference, Dave Wannstedt said he was impressed with how Navy...

By Camille Powell  |  September 15, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wannstedt Impressed with Dobbs, Navy's Passing Efficiency

Pittsburgh was introduced to Ricky Dobbs last season, when he came in for the final minutes of the Panthers' 42-21 victory in Annapolis. At the time, Dobbs was a sophomore back-up quarterback who had made cameo appearances against Towson and...

By Camille Powell  |  September 14, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday Morning Links (9.14.09)

A few links to start off the week… Here's my game story off of the 32-14 win over Louisiana Tech, in case you missed it. Also, here's where you can find pretty much all of the Navy stories that have...

By Camille Powell  |  September 14, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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