- The Washington Times - Saturday, December 6, 2008

Army (3-8) vs. Navy (7-4)

When: Today, noon ” Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia ” TV: Chs. 9, 13 ” Radio: AM-1500, AM-1090, AM-1430




QB10Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada or

4Ricky Dobbs

FB36Eric Kettani

SB26Shun White

SB29Greg Shinego

WR89Tyree Barnes

WR86Curtis Sharp

LT61Jeff Battipaglia

LG72Anthony Gaskins

C68Ricky Moore

RG66Curtis Bass

RT70Matt Molloy


DE63Jabaree Tuani

NG99Nate Frazier

DE59Matt Nechak

OLB17Jeff Deliz or

34Ram Vela

ILB44Clint Sovie

ILB51Ross Pospisil

OLB5Corey Johnson

CB11Ketric Buffin

ROV25Emmett Merchant or

17Jeff Deliz

FS8Wyatt Middleton

CB18Rashawn King

Special teams

K19Matt Harmon

P35Kyle Delahooke

KO45Jon Teague

KR24Corey James

PR85Mario Washington




QB10Chip Bowden

FB30Collin Mooney

RB23Wesley McMahand

RB26Ian Smith

WR7Damion Hunter

WR8Mike Wright

LT76Ali Villanueva

LG79Brandon Cox

C64Trey Miranne

RG63Mike Lemming

RT67Jason Johnson


DE44Joshua McNary

DT99Ted Bentler

DT98Fritz Bentler

DE92Victor Ugenyi

OLB42John Plumstead

MLB46Frank Scappaticci

OLB50Stephen Anderson

CB1Mario Hill

SS20Lowell Garthwaite

FS6Donovan Travis

CB27Antuan Aaron

Special teams

K19Matthew Campbell

P18Andrew Rinehart

KR15Jameson Carter

PR3Josh Jones


Aug. 30TowsonW 41-13

Sept. 5at Ball StateL 35-23

Sept. 13at DukeL 41-31

Sept. 20RutgersW 23-21

Sept. 27at Wake ForestW 24-17

Oct. 4at Air ForceW 33-27

Oct. 18PittsburghL 42-21

Oct. 25SMUW 34-7

Nov. 1TempleW 33-27 (OT)

Nov. 15vs. Notre DameL 27-21

Nov. 25at Northern IllinoisW 16-0

Todayvs. ArmyNoon


Aug. 29TempleL 35-7

Sept. 6New HampshireL 28-10

Sept. 20AkronL 22-3

Sept. 27at Texas A&ML; 21-17

Oct. 4at TulaneW 44-13

Oct. 11Eastern MichiganW 17-13

Oct. 18at BuffaloL 27-24 (OT)

Oct. 25Louisiana TechW 14-7

Nov. 1Air ForceL 16-7

Nov. 8at RiceL 38-31

Nov. 22at RutgersL 30-3

Todayvs. NavyNoon



Jarod Bryant19-372752-3

K. Kaheaku-Enhada13-182112-0


Shun White1058737

Eric Kettani1528073


Tyree Barnes173342

Cory Finnerty4370



Chip Bowden22-562302-2

Carson Williams26-532731-3


Collin Mooney2141,2858

Chip Bowden1805661


Damion Hunter111341

Jameson Carter101450


Army FB Collin Mooney vs. Navy defense

Mooney has been the foundation of Army’s transition from a pro-style offense to an option-based attack and has made coach Stan Brock look like a savant for predicting a 1,000-yard season from him.

Despite losing six straight to Navy, the Black Knights have been the more physical team the past couple of years. It may not have gotten them far in the passing game, but as a run-first team their strength up front will have more impact.

Navy’s defense is improved from the unit that was routinely shredded last season, and it will need a strong day from inside linebackers Clint Sovie and Ross Pospisil to contain Mooney.



cA win would give the Midshipmen a record 13th consecutive victory against their rival service academies. Their six straight wins against Army is already a record for the 109-year-old series. A win would also give Navy its sixth consecutive Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, tying the record set by Air Force from 1997 to 2002.

cSophomore quarterback Ricky Dobbs is Navy’s No. 3 rusher (493) despite appearing in just seven games, only one of which he started.


cFullback Collin Mooney needs only 54 yards to break the Black Knights’ single-season rushing record of 1,338 set by Mike Mayweather in 1990.

cArmy ranks 38th in the country in rushing defense, allowing 124.82 yards a game. No team has gained more than 184 yards on the ground against the Black Knights; they have held three opponents under 100 yards rushing.

cIn four attempts, Army has not beaten Navy at Lincoln Financial Field.


Ken Niumatalolo, first season, 7-5

Niumatalolo, hired after Paul Johnson left for Georgia Tech after last year’s Army-Navy game, is only the third Navy coach since World War II to lead the Midshipmen to a winning record in his first season. He is also the first coach in program history to lead the Mids to a bowl game in his first year.


Stan Brock, second season, 6-17

The 16-year NFL offensive lineman has embarked on restoring Army to a winning program. After finishing in the bottom five in the nation in total offense and scoring offense in 2007, Brock ditched Todd Berry’s pro-style attack for the option.

- Mike Fratto

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