Saturday, November 16, 2013

South Alabama at Navy - Pregame Notes

Today's game is televised on CBS Sports Network at 3:30 PM.

Today will be the first meeting between Navy (5-4) and South Alabama (3-5).

Today is senior day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  Twenty-two seniors will be recognized before today's game.

The Midshipmen and Jaguars have one common opponent.  Navy lost at Western Kentucky 19-7 on September 28 while the Hilltoppers fell to South Alabama 31-24 on September 14.

With a win today, Navy will become bowl eligible and will accept an invitation to play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on December 30 in Fort Worth, Texas.

South Alabama is just 12 points away from being 8-0.  The Jags lost to Southern Utah (22-21), Tennessee (31-24), Troy (34-33), Texas State (33-31), and Arkansas State (17-16).

Sophomore QB, Keenan Reynolds leads the Midshipmen in rushing with 825 yards and 18 TDs. He is also completing over 50 percent of his passes for 814 yards and 6 TDs.

DeBrandon Sanders and Casey Bolena each have 10 receptions for 194 and 114 yards respectively.

Jay Jones leads South Alabama with 437 yards on 83 carries.  QB Ross Metheny also has 359 yards on 77 carries.  Metheny has completed nearly 62 percent of his passes with 1817 yards and 9 TDs.  Four receivers have over 26 catches with Wes Saxton leading the group with 39.