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Navy Breakdown Against Notre Dame: Fourth Quarter

The Navy offense played exactly the type of game they needed to play last Saturday to come away with the win in South Bend. They controlled the ball, controlled the clock and the pace of play. They also had zero turnovers and zero penalties. Navy finishes with 70 carries for 331 yards, 6-9 passing for […]

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Navy Breakdown Against Notre Dame: Third Quarter

Navy fought Notre Dame tooth and nail for four quarters on Saturday. They came up on the short end of a 38-34 contest as their final drive stalled in Notre Dame territory. Navy’s offense proved to be efficient in the first half. Their two first quarter drives (analysis here) produced a touchdown and a punt. […]

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Navy Breakdown Against Notre Dame: Second Quarter

I wrote yesterday about the tremendous gameplan and execution the Navy offense in their narrow defeat by Notre Dame on Saturday. Navy only had two drives in the first half. One resulted in a touchdown, the other ended in a punt, as the offense got themselves behind the sticks with a sack on a 1st […]

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Navy Breakdown Against Notre Dame: First Quarter

I wrote very briefly on Saturday following Navy’s tough loss to Notre Dame, that the effort and execution of the entire Navy team was truly remarkable. Although the record doesn’t yet show the result of the work these guys put in, they are still in position to retain the CIC trophy and they will give […]

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How to Handle Dominant Interior Defenders

From 2007-2010 Navy defeated Notre Dame three out of four seasons. The one year they lost was by a score of 27-21. When facing far superior interior defenders, there are a number of techniques that the Flexbone Offense can use. Due to talent mismatches Navy has often had trouble with dominant interior players, especially nose […]

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