Navy vs. Memphis prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in Saturday’s game between the Midshipmen and Tigers.
Good on Navy for beating Houston and getting a bye week to enjoy it. But this is still the same team that lost to Air Force and has wins over average teams UConn and Tulane by a combined 11 points. AP voters obviously have forgotten that and put the Midshipmen at No. 24. I haven’t, and I’m going with Memphis to improve to 6-1 behind three touchdown passes from Riley Ferguson.
You know, I’m a firm believer in establishing the run to set up the air attack, but Navy can’t throw the ball. Like, it … just can’t throw the ball (long, awkward silence). Anyway, Memphis can move the chains through the air, and that’s exactly what Riley Ferguson is going to do. He’ll find Darrell Henderson for an early touchdown strike to set the tone for what will be a Memphis win.
The Tigers are No. 39 in the country in rush defense, allowing 140 yards per game. But everyone knows stopping the attack of the Midshipmen is much different than stopping a traditional ground game. The loss of quarterback Tago Smith could have been disastrous, but Will Worth has made a seamless transition. I think the Tigers will give up their share of yards on the ground, but the difference is Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson, who will shake off a turnover or two and make enough plays through the air to help the Tigers eek out a win.
Walking in Memphis could very well be the most perfect song ever written. It gives me chills and is just a great tune to rock out to. If the Tigers ever decided to make it their official anthem, I would be 100% on board. For the love of all things holy, I absolutely love that song.
Now Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
And she said
“Tell me are you a Christian child?”
And I said “Ma’am I am tonight”
Thank you Marc Cohn for sharing this with the world. Oh, and the Tigers win.