Looking back at the picks heading into Navy’s 31-30 defeat of Indiana …
1. Two Navy fullbacks will have 10-plus carries.
INCORRECT. It wasn’t a fullback-friendly day for the Mids. Noah Copeland had 12 rushes for 31 yards, while Prentice Christian —- fresh off a career day against Central Michigan —- did not have a carry, The circumstances might have dictated some of that; until three kneel downs to end the game, Navy did not run a play with the lead.
2. Keenan Reynolds will throw at least one touchdown pass.
CORRECT. He waited until the closing minutes to do so, though Navy probably doesn’t have many complaints on that front. Reynolds found Matt Aiken for a 4-yard touchdown with 2:02 to play to provide the go-ahead score.
3. Navy will have a five-minute scoring drive.
CORRECT. Try three of them. The Mids’ first touchdown drive chewed up 5:59. A third-quarter touchdown push used exactly five minutes. And Navy got a Nick Sloan field goal out of a possession that lasted 6:48.
4. Pablo Beltran will have a 50-yard punt.
CORRECT. The sophomore boomed a 59-yarder into the end zone in the second half, marking the fifth time in seven games he had at least one 50-yard punt.
5. Navy will win.
CORRECT. The Mids climbed out of an early hole, then rallied again to improve to 4-3. It is the first time Navy is over .500 since last season’s 2-0 start.
—- Patrick Stevens