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2006 Navy Midshipmen Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Navy Midshipmen season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Navy Midshipmen Football Schedule. If you are wagering on college football this season consider using Maddux Sports' College football picks for the added edge over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to visit our college football odds line service for the upcoming season.

Coach: Paul Johnson (5th year at Navy)
Team Name: Midshipmen
2005 Overall Record: 7-4
Returning Starters: 16

The Midshipmen have been on a roll, winning 18 games in the past 2 seasons. This is the third year they’re asking a senior to be a first-time starting quarterback. The past two years, it’s worked just fine, with Lamar Owens racking up 2,179 yards and passing for 17 touchdowns in 2005.

This year, QB Brian Hampton (6 COMP, 19 ATT, 99 YDS, 1 TDs, 2 INTS) will have to run the triple-option offense. In the backfield, junior Reggie Campbell and sophomore Karlos Whittaker will start at the slotback positions and junior Adam Ballard gets the foothold at fullback.

Most of last season’s offensive line that helped Navy lead the nation in rushing with 318.7 yards per game while limiting defenses to 1.5 sacks per game is back.

The front defensive line is small with noise guard Larry Cylc being the only returning lineman. Of the four linebackers, three are seniors and returning starters. ILB Tyler Tidwell led the Midshipmen in sacks (10) and ILB Rob Caldwell led them in tackles (140). The corners and free safety all return, having been vastly improved from two years ago.

The Midshipmen can best last season’s 7-4 mark and play in another bowl game. This season Stanford, Tulsa and Rutgers will be tough tests and Notre Dame will be near impossible to beat.

Navy Midshipmen 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
East Carolina
Home
Sep 9
UMASS
Home
Sep 16
Stanford
Road
Sep 23
Tulsa
Home
Sep 30
UCONN
Road
Oct 7
Air Force
Road
Oct 14
Rutgers
Home
Oct 28
Notre Dame
Home
Nov 4
Duke
Road
Nov 11
Eastern Michigan
Road
Nov 18
Temple
Home
Dec 2
Navy
Neutral

 

For more data on the 2006 Navy football program, view the Midshipmen team website or check out some more schools below.

 

2006 Non BCS Team Previews

There are always a few teams not in the major BCS conferences that are major BCS bowl game contenders or popular teams to write about it. We have listed 12 of those teams below. For teams other than these contenders check out the main 2006 college football preview section of Maddux Sports.

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