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Mids Insider: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Post-game Notes: Navy 13, Wake Forest 10

-- For the second week in a row, junior fullback Vince Murray set a career high in rushing. He gained 141 yards last week at SMU and had 175 on Saturday against Wake Forest, making him the first Navy player...

By Camille Powell  |  October 24, 2009; 8:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Three offensive starters out for Navy: Dobbs, Curry, Schupp

Navy will be missing three starters on offense when it kicks off against Wake Forest later this afternoon: quarterback Ricky Dobbs (cracked right kneecap), slot back Marcus Curry (pulled quadriceps) and wide receiver Mike Schupp (illness). That means that the...

By Camille Powell  |  October 24, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Previewing Navy-Wake Forest

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. Records: Midshipmen 5-2, Demon Deacons 4-3. Last week: Navy 38, SMU 35 (OT); Clemson 38, Wake Forest 3. Coaches: Ken Niumatalolo (13-8, second year); Jim Grobe (58-47, ninth year). TV:...

By Camille Powell  |  October 23, 2009; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: who wins the Navy-Wake game?

Who will win Saturday's game? Navy in a blowout Navy in a close game Wake Forest in a close game Wake Forest in a blowout Created on Oct 23, 2009 View Results poll by twiigs.com...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  October 23, 2009; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday Morning Links (10.23.09)

My story on Kriss Proctor preparing to make his first start at quarterback. A link to yesterday's college football chat. A look at Navy's success in overtime games. Wake Forest is familiar with Navy's "odd schemes," according to the Winston-Salem...

By Camille Powell  |  October 23, 2009; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A comparison: Proctor vs. Skinner

Navy sophomore Kriss Proctor will make his first career start at quarterback on Saturday. On the opposite sideline will be Wake Forest redshirt senior Riley Skinner, one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the country. Skinner already holds school records...

By Camille Powell  |  October 22, 2009; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dobbs out; Proctor will make first start at quarterback

Junior Ricky Dobbs did not practice on Thursday, which means that sophomore Kriss Proctor will make his first start at quarterback on Saturday against Wake Forest. Dobbs is sidelined with an injured right knee. Proctor has played in only one...

By Camille Powell  |  October 22, 2009; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Navy has "total confidence" in Proctor

Navy will determine on Thursday if junior quarterback Ricky Dobbs will be able to play on Saturday against Wake Forest (4-3). If he can't, because of an injured right knee, then sophomore Kriss Proctor will get his first career start....

By Camille Powell  |  October 22, 2009; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday Morning Links (10.22.09)

The college football crew is chatting at 1:30 p.m. today; join us here. The Birddog breaks down the win over SMU. ESPN.com predicts an eight-win season for Navy. Highlights from Navy's 38-35 overtime victory over SMU, "A Texas-Sized Win." Wake...

By Camille Powell  |  October 22, 2009; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dobbs's playing status to be determined on Thursday

Junior quarterback Ricky Dobbs, who has not practiced this week due to an injured right knee, could play in Navy's game on Saturday against Wake Forest if he's able to practice on Thursday, Coach Ken Niumatalolo said. If Dobbs can't...

By Camille Powell  |  October 21, 2009; 9:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mids are efficient on third down

Navy is one of only two teams in division I-A that rank in the top 20 in third-down efficiency on both offense and defense; second-ranked Florida is the other. On offense, the Midshipmen have converted 48 of 98 third-down opportunities...

By Camille Powell  |  October 21, 2009; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mids hope to shake homecoming woes

In their careers, the seniors on Navy's football team have won three Commander-in-Chief's trophies, been part of the program's first win over Notre Dame since 1963 and beaten a team ranked in the Associated Press top 25 (Wake Forest in...

By Camille Powell  |  October 21, 2009; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday Morning Links (10.21.09)

My story on Navy's ability to make comebacks, like it did against SMU. My Navy notebook, leading with quarterback Ricky Dobbs's knee injury. Navy's team page on CBSSports.com has a video on Dobbs called "Ricky Dobbs: Streets to Service." ESPN.com...

By Camille Powell  |  October 21, 2009; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dobbs is day-to-day with an injured knee

Junior quarterback Ricky Dobbs did not practice on Tuesday after undergoing an MRI exam to determine the severity of an injured right knee. Dobbs, who leads the country in touchdowns scored (16), is considered day-to-day, and his status for Saturday's...

By Camille Powell  |  October 20, 2009; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Game MVPS: SMU

Some new names dot the list of game MVPs from Navy's 38-35 overtime victory over SMU. Offense: FB Vince Murray (career-high 141 yards rushing, two touchdowns). Special Mention: None. Defense: CB Kevin Edwards (five tackles, one pass break-up). Special Mention:...

By Camille Powell  |  October 20, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Kicking game comes through again

The Midshipmen have witnessed firsthand the importance of solid kicking game. Two of their past three victories have come in overtime when their place kicker, junior Joe Buckley, made a field goal while their opponent's place kicker, Air Force's Erik...

By Camille Powell  |  October 20, 2009; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Shuffle at fullback

Junior Vince Murray has started the past two games in place of injured sophomore Alexander Teich, and his performances — 203 yards on 34 carries in victories over Rice and SMU — have earned him the opportunity to remain as...

By Camille Powell  |  October 20, 2009; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday morning links (10.20.09)

Senior defensive end Matt Nechak is "not your stereotypical Californian." The Navy-Marine Corps All-Stadium defensive linemen and linebackers will be honored at Saturday's game. Navy is ranked ninth in ESPN.com's "Non-AQ Power Rankings," and Wake Forest is ranked seventh in...

By Camille Powell  |  October 20, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday Morning Links (10.19.09)

Some post-game quotes and notes from Navy's 38-35 OT win over SMU, courtesy of the Annapolis Capital. The Midshipmen look like they're on their way to the seven wins they need to be bowl eligible, though the upcoming road will...

By Camille Powell  |  October 19, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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