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Reviewing the game-day predictions: Navy-Rutgers

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Looking back at Navy’s 21-20 loss to Rutgers …

1. Kriss Proctor will become the first quarterback in Navy history to rush and pass for 100 yards in three straight games.

INCORRECT. Proctor got the passing part of it taken care of, throwing for 106 yards. But he was held to 39 yards on 15 rushing attempts against a stingy Rutgers defense with a history of containing the triple option. The rushing yardage was the senior’s second-lowest total of the season.

2. Rutgers will not match its season average in takeaways.

CORRECT. The Scarlet Knights intercepted two passes – the one in the second half came on a pass Navy’s receiver should have caught – but that was it for turnovers. Rutgers entered the game averaging 4.5 takeaways.

3. Mohamed Sanu will catch a touchdown for Rutgers.

INCORRECT. But it sure wasn’t for lack of opportunities in the passing game. Sanu caught 10 passes for 100 yards and was targeted at least a dozen times.

4. Jon Teague will have a perfect kicking day.

INCORRECT. Until the last five minutes, it looked like this would be Teague’s bounceback performance. He made both extra points and connected from 31 and 41 yards for field goals. However, a 34-yard field goal was blocked with 4:43 lead, and Navy was left with a one-point loss. It was the third kick Teague had blocked in as many weeks.

5. Navy will squeak out a victory.

INCORRECT. The blocked kick turns out to make two predictions incorrect. Rutgers maintained a 21-20 lead after it blocked the Navy field goal, then had a field goal of its own blocked in the final minute. However, Navy couldn’t move downfield quickly enough to get another chance to take the lead.

RUTGERS RECORD: 1-for-5
SEASON RECORD: 18-for-30

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