September 14, 2006

Stopping the run is the key against Navy

When Stanford opens up in the new stadium on Saturday as it faces Navy, there really won't be many people present that will not be aware of what Navy is going to do.

The coaches know it, the players know it and the fans it. However, that does not mean Stanford is going to have an easy time of stopping it.

Navy likes to run the ball. In fact, that is putting it lightly, as it only has attempted 13 passes in the first two games, using two quarterbacks. In the last game against Massachusetts, Navy went to the backup quarterback after starter Brian Hampton was not getting the job done.

Backup quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada did not do a whole lot better, only completing one pass on four attempts for 21 yards. When looking at how the quarterbacks have fared for Navy, it is easy to see why they like to run the ball so much.

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