VMI [1-2, 0-0 Big South] @ NAVY [0-2, Independent] - With losses to Notre Dame & Penn State, Midshipmen play first home game against FCS foe Virginia Military Institute [VMI].
Keydets lost at home [Lexington, VA] last Saturday to FCS power Richmond, 47-6. Navy hopes for improved performance following 34-7 loss at Penn State. Keydets run game is paced by RBs DAVID & JABARI TURNER. David Turner [31-113-2 TD], Jabari [28-103-1 TD] account for all three VMI rushing scores. QB ERIC KORDENBROCK [64-107-646-2 TD] has been victimized by five INTs on young season. Navy RB GEE GEE GREENE [11-103-1 TD] leads Midshipmen rushers and has 9.4 yards-per-carry average. Through two games, Navy's rushing at 197-yards-per-game clip. QB TREY MILLER [20-32-209-1 TD] has absorbed 7 sacks in 2 games. Navy has fumbled 8 times, losing 6. Midshipmen have scored 17 points while allowing 84 with first-half differential of 47-3. The Series: Navy is 8-0-0 alltime against VMI in series that began in 1898. All but 2 games have been played in Annapolis, MD. Last Meeting: 2003, Navy 37, VMI 10 at Annapolis. Teams have met in 1898, 1904, 1905, 1938, 1963, 1973, 1997, 2003. VMI has never scored more than 12 points in any of previous meetings. Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. [PDT]/3:30 p.m. [EDT]. TV: CBS College Sports Network [national cable].
UTAH [2-1, 0-0 Pac-12] @ ARIZONA STATE [2-1, 0-0 Pac-12] - Utes took last-second thriller from in-state rival BYU last Saturday, while Sun Devils dropped intersectional contest at new SEC member Missouri. Game could be high-scoring affair as ASU averages 42.7 ppg to 28.3 for Utah. Sun Devils QB TAYLOR KELLY [47-65-674-3 TD-2 INT] is 6th Pac-12 passer for average yards/game, but ranks 2nd in overall pass efficiency [168.5 rating]. Utes JON HAYES took over QB duties following career-ending shoulder injury to incumbent JORDAN WYNN. Devils WR CHRIS COYLE [17-239-2 TD] is team's leading receiver. Utah punt returner CHARLES HENDERSON owns 14.8 average on 6 returns. LB DAVE FAGERGREN leads all Utah stoppers [9-13-22 tackles] while ASU's junior DE WILL SUTTON has 3 sacks in as many games. Utes are +4 in giveaway/takeaway ratio to an even mark for Arizona State. Sun Devils rank 2nd in QB sacks with 10 overall to 8 for Utah. Sun Devils have won the last 8 games between the schools. The Series: Twenty-fourth meeting in series that began in 1961. Arizona State has won 17 times to 6 for Utah. Last Arizona State win: 2011, 35-14, at Salt Lake City, UT. Last Utah win: 1976, 31-28, at Tempe, AZ. Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. [PDT], 10:00 p.m. [EDT]. TV: Pac-12 Networks [regional cable].