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In week 5, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head to Navy Marina Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland to face the Navy Midshipman Saturday. The Hilltoppers are 1-2 SU and ATS. The Midshipmen are 2-2 SU and ATS.

Western Kentucky is coming off a loss to Middle Tennessee in 3OTs. Quarterback Brandon Doughty who has 1459 passing yards and 12 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Leon Allen leads the rushing game with 345 yards, 3 touchdowns and a 4.3 yards per carry average. Jared Dangerfield leads the wide receivers with 230 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Western Kentucky’s defense through week 4 has allowed 41 points per game and 508 yards per game.

Navy is coming off a loss of 31-24 against Rutgers last week. Quarterback Keenan Reynolds who has 281 passing yards and 1 touchdown leads the offense this season. Noah Copeland leads the rushing game with 241 yards on 36 carries and a 6.7 yards per carry average. 12 other players ran for a combined 1139 and 11 TDs. Jamir Tillman leads the wide receivers with 186 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Midshipmen defense through week 4 has allowed 27.5 points per game and 423 yards per game.

Keys to Western Kentucky win

Western Kentucky will have to stop the rushing game of Navy, which may prove to be harder than expected.

Keys to Navy win

Navy will have to use the same game plan as always, and that is run the ball. In addition, Navy’s defense will have to play a good game.

Injuries

Western Kentucky – Joel Lyiegbuniwe

Navy – James Britton, Daniel Gonzales, DeBrandon Sanders, Demond Brown, David Gordeuk, Lonnie Richardson, Cam Henson, Collin Osborne

Favorite

Navy -7

Conclusion

This will be a close game. However, Navy’s run game will be too much for Western Kentucky to handle.

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