Saturday, September 06, 2008

Game Nine: Ball State/Navy

Another exciting game on Friday Night ESPN coverage. Ball State downed Navy 35-23. Some thoughts and observations from that game....

....It's always fun to watch the Navy offense go. That offense is so different from what we normally see on Saturday afternoons. It's always amazing that the Academy team which is certainly not as big as most of its counterparts fares as well as it does.

....Nate Davis is the real deal. The Ball State quarterback has a strong, accurate arm and does a great job making decisions. As a third-year starter he has the experience necessary. He in himself makes the Cardinals a true contender in the MAC.

....Ball State opens MAC play next weekend versus Akron. I would think they would be a big favorite in that game. But I'll be able to tell you more after Akron plays at the Orange later today. I would think that Ball State would have a great shot to beat Big 10 team Indiana when they play them in two weeks.

....Navy has a tough stretch in the schedule. But certainly is a threat to beat anyone at any time.

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