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Reviewing the game-day predictions: Navy-Troy

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Navy’s six-game losing streak is over thanks to its rout of Troy on Senior Day.

Time to look back at this week’s picks …

1. Kriss Proctor will start at quarterback.

CORRECT. Proctor played a half, rushed for two touchdowns, threw for another and was able to create a lasting memory of his final game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Coach Ken Niumatalolo opted not to chance things with Proctor’s dislocated elbow, lifting the senior with the Mids leading 35-7.

2. Aaron Santiago will make a crucial play in his return.

CORRECT. This is a shaky interpretation. Santiago had six carries for 80 yards in his first game from a broken forearm. His biggest play might have been a fourth-down run of 30 yards late in the first half. Why was it crucial? With a 35-0 halftime edge, Niumatalolo could think of playing it safe with Proctor. Does that happen at 28-7? Iffy.

3. Troy quarterback Corey Robinson will throw for 300 yards.

INCORRECT. Robinson barely had half that total: 152 yards. The Trojans had 212 total passing yards on the day and did not have a completion of more than 22 yards.

4. Navy will intercept at least one pass.

INCORRECT. Robinson made it through a game without an interception for the first time this season. Robinson did have a fumble, one of two recovered by the Mids.

5. Navy will win.

CORRECT. The Mids’ bowl hopes remain alive after putting a miserable October in the past. Next up in the march for bowl eligibility: A trip to 6-3 Southern Methodist next week.

TROY RECORD: 3-for-5
SEASON RECORD: 27-for-45

Patrick Stevens

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