Monsignor Farrell product John Kelly III and his Navy teammates take on Brigham Young University Monday at 8 p.m. ET in the season opener for both teams.
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Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Monday, Sept. 7
Place: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Kelly, a junior, figures to see some action tonight at outside linebacker, a position the team calls raider. Kelly, who wears No. 55, did not play as a freshman and appeared in one game as a sophomore. He had been No. 1 on the depth chart most of the preseason but was overtaken by another player.
ESPN will broadcast the game, but if you don’t have cable you can watch it on fuboTV, which is currently offering a free trial to new subscribers. FuboTV is a streaming service that offers packages much cheaper than your cable provider.
Navy was 11-2 in 2019, while BYU finished with a 7-6 mark.
Senior Dalen Morris takes over the QB reigns from Malcom Perry, who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins.
“He’s just been the best so far at operating the offense; he’s just been the best in reading, throwing the ball where it’s supposed to go,” Niumatalolo said. “I’ve always believed that the number one trait or characteristic of a great quarterback is decision-making.”
For BYU, head coach Kalani Sitake enters his fifth season with an experienced and very deep squad.
BYU vs Navy Preview
After going 11-2 last year, Navy finished the season ranked 20th in the country. A win in the Liberty Bowl over Kansas State topped an extraordinarily productive season for Ken Niumatalolo and company. Now ranked No. 23 in the nation, Niumatalolo and his team are looking to string together back-to-back 9+ win seasons for the second time in his tenure as head coach.
The Midshipmen led the nation in rushing last year, netting 360.5 yards a game, along with 52 rushing touchdowns. C.J. Williams, Keoni-Kordell Makekau and Myles Fells will make up a revamped backfield this year, with the trio likely splitting carries.
Navy will have a new quarterback this season, as senior Dalen Morris came to camp and beat out several others to earn the job. He served as the backup for Malcolm Perry last season, but offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper said last month that Morris is ready to take over.
“He’s come to camp and been a man on a mission,” Jasper said of Morris. “Dalen came in with purpose and took the position. He’s been really, really good at every single practice.”
On defense for Navy, seven starters will return to a unit that had 30 sacks and forced 22 turnovers in 2019. The Midshipmen finished 2019 ranked 16th in the nation in total defense, so they should be formidable there again this season.
As for the Cougars, quarterback Zach Wilson will lead the BYU offense. Wilson had 2,382 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his first year as a starter last year, and he recently expressed some major confidence in himself and his teammates.
“We are going to be a dang good football team this year, and that’s what I am excited about. We are out here going to levels that we have never been to before in the past,” Wilson said, adding: “I am confident we are going to be a way better offense and a way better team.”
They’ll have to do it without one of their top offensive weapons, however. Tight end and NFL prospect Matt Bushman suffered an unfortunate season-ending Achilles injury during camp, so the Cougars took a big hit on offense before taking their first official snap this season.
Despite the recent setback, BYU’s head coach Kalani Sitake likes where his team is right now. “We have a lot of experience at a lot of different places,” Sitake said. “That’s in all positions.”
On defense, BYU gave up 25.5 points a game, which was 48th out of 130 teams. They will be tested in a big way out of the gates against this tough Navy team.
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