Time to review the quality of the predictions from Navy’s 40-14 victory over Western Kentucky …
1. Bobby Rainey will run for at least 100 yards for Western Kentucky.
CORRECT. Rainey got his, rumbling for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. The capable veteran was dropped for a loss only once —- and even that was a loss of one yard.
2. Navy will lose at least one fumble.
CORRECT. Try three. The Midshipmen gave away one fumble on special teams and two more in the second half on offense. None of them hurt the Midshipmen; Western Kentucky turned the turnovers into a missed field goal, a three-and-out and a fumble back to Navy on the same play.
3. Speaking of physical play, Navy has an answer to that —- a 100-yard day from Alexander Teich.
CORRECT. Teich made it over the 100-yard plateau, managing 102 yards on 15 carries for the Mids’ first 100-yard day by a fullback since last year’s pummeling of East Carolina.
4. Still, Kriss Proctor will throw more —- attempts, completions and for more yardage —- than the opener.
INCORRECT. Yes, Proctor managed more yards (100) and an equal number of attempts (seven). He also had one less completion (three). There was, of course, no reason to quibble with his work. Two of his three completions went for touchdowns, and he was needed to throw only once in the second half.
5. Navy will win to get to 2-0 on the season.
CORRECT. The Mids will enter the third game without a loss for the first time since 2006 after amassing 510 total yards against the Hilltoppers. Navy scored the first 20 points, and Western Kentucky was never within a possession in the final three quarters.
Western Kentucky record: 4-for-5
Season record: 6-for-10