The first week of the season and most of Navy's stats get stuffed.
It's always interesting to see how a team's stats change after playing Ohio State.
It may not be the best comparison, but I will use Navy's 2013 stats against the results of yesterday's game.
Below you will be able to compare Navy's stats before playing, and after playing, Ohio State.
Navy is known for its running game. Last season Navy averaged just over 325 yards rushing per game. Did the new look Silver Bullets step up to the challenge? No. The Midshipmen were able to gain 370 yards (+44.6 yards) on the ground against Ohio State's defense.
Coming into this game there were many questions about Ohio State's secondary. Although Navy's ground oriented offense is not the best barometer, the Buckeyes' defense only allowed 20 yards through the air and never got caught sleeping on the deep ball.
Even without Braxton Miller, Ohio State's offense was able to sink the midshipmen's defensive stats. The J.T. Barrett led Buckeyes were able to gain 420 yards and score 34 points. Both were well more than what Navy gave up in 2013.
|2013 Stats Per Game||Statistical Category||Navy Stats Against Ohio State||Stat Diff.|
|33.5 (35th)||Points For||17.0 (90th)||-16.5|
|24.4 (40th)||Points Against||34.0 (88th)||-9.6|
|325.4 (2nd)||Rushing Offense||370.0 (8th)||+44.6|
|122.0 (122nd)||Passing Offense||20.0 (11th)||-122.0|
|441.3 (61st)||Total Offense||390.0 (76th)||-51.3|
|178.8 (79th)||Rushing Defense||194.0 (86th)||-15,2|
|215.9 (37th)||Passing Defense||226.0 (67th)||-10.1|
|394.7 (57th)||Total Defense||420.0 (79th)||-25.3|
|.511 (6th)||3rd Down Conv.||.333 (81st)||-.178|
|.869 (33rd)||Red Zone||.750 (75th)||-.119|
|7.4 (74th)||Punt Return||0.00 (81st)||-7.4|
|21.9 (56th)||Kickoff Return||16.0 (87th)||-5.9|
|.459 (109th)||3rd Down Conv.||.250 (21st)||+.209|
|.778 (27th)||Red Zone||.750 (42nd)||-.028|
|140.7 (95th)||Pass Eff. Def.||237.2 (113th)||-136.5|
|38.5 (29th)||Net Punting||36.8 (67th)||-1.7|
|Total: 14||THE EDGE||Total: 2|
Navy, is Ohio State still your daddy?
After winning the 5th straight game and remaining undefeated in the series, you bet your sweet ass they are.
Gifs came from Jason Priestas.