The Washington Times - October 5, 2008, 12:33PM

This is three straight good weekends for the folks at the EagleBank Bowl.

After Navy started 1-2, it would have been fair to wonder how the Midshipmen would scrounge up six victories. Yet after toppling Rutgers, Wake Forest and Air Force in succession, Navy looks like a good bet to become bowl eligible and maybe even match last year’s 8-4 record in the regular season.


Here’s a look at the Mids’ season-to-date:

2008 Opponent Result 2007 Equivalent 
Towson W, 41-13 
Delaware L, 59-52
at Ball State L, 35-23
Ball State L, 34-31 (OT)
at Duke L, 41-31
Duke W, 46-43
Rutgers W, 23-21
at Rutgers L, 41-24
at Wake Forest W, 24-17
Wake Forest L, 44-24
at Air Force W, 33-27
Air Force W, 31-20
at Pittsburgh W, 48-45 (2OT)
Southern Methodist 

at North Texas W, 74-62
at Temple W, 30-19
vs. Notre Dame
at Notre Dame W, 46-44 (3OT)
at Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois W, 35-24
vs. Army
vs. Army W, 38-3

The Mids play only one true road game in the second half of the schedule, so that makes things look even better.

Meanwhile, the ACC slogged along for another week and is down to nine teams at .500 or better with the bulk of conference play still to come.

Virginia moved to 2-3 overall, but Miami fell under .500 with its loss to Florida State.

If the ACC can’t produce a ninth bowl-eligible team for the first time, the EagleBank Bowl will go looking in the leftovers bin from other conferences. And that could turn out to be anybody.

Anyway, here is the ACC breakdown after the season’s sixth week:

ACC teams with 3+ wins: 9
ACC teams at .500 or better: 9
Current projected team to the EagleBank Bowl: Boston College or Duke

—- Patrick Stevens