Time to review yesterday’s game-day picks for Navy …
1. Kriss Proctor will run for 100 yards as he opens his senior season.
CORRECT. Proctor almost did it in the first quarter alone, rushing for 99 yards in the first 15 minutes. He finished the day with 176 yards rushing and three touchdowns, plus his first career passing touchdown.
2. Jabaree Tuani, who needs 14.5 tackles for loss to become Navy’s outright career leader in the category, will collect at least two TFLs against Delaware.
INCORRECT. Tuani did not put a dent in his march toward the tackle for loss mark, but he did bat down a couple passes in addition to his five tackles.
3. Maryland transfer Travis Hawkins will do something exciting for the Blue Hens.
INCORRECT. Hawkins had a couple tackles and averaged 19.2 yards per kickoff return. Facing an option team doesn’t do much to help a cornerback have a great day. Still, the former Terp is poised to do some fine work against opponents in the former Division I-AA.
4. David Sumrall will start at left tackle for Navy.
CORRECT. Sumrall played almost the entire game at left tackle, while Andrew Barker got some work on some jumbo formations around the goal line. Graham Vickers saw time on Navy’s final possession as it ran out the clock.
5. With a bit of a scare, Navy will win its opener.
INCORRECT. The Mids held a 16-7 lead late in the second quarter and seemed at moderate risk at the time. Then Jon Teague kicked a 54-yard field goal, Delaware punted on its first possession of the second half and Navy responded with a touchdown to create some distance between the teams. In the final three quarters, Navy held a double-digit lead for all but 1 minute and 43 seconds. That doesn’t constitute much of a scare.
—- Patrick Stevens