PHILADELPHIA —- Army had possession for 2:36 in the third quarter.
That is not a lot.
Navy pretty much is content to grind down the clock at this juncture. There’s been a whole lot of Eric Kettani of late, with a bit of Shun White tossed in.
Both seniors have cracked 100 yards rushing, the first time all season the Midshipmen have had two players surpass that plateau.
Navy is 15 minutes away from its first back-to-back shutouts since 1986, and its first blanking of Army since 1978. Every possible statistical measure favors the Mids, who have simply throttled the Cadets at the line on both sides of the ball.
Navy’s players held up four fingers at the end of the quarter, signifying the senior class’ impending fourth victory over the Cadets.
—- Patrick Stevens