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Navy Midshipmen vs. UCF Knights Prediction and Preview

Navy Midshipmen vs. UCF Knights Prediction and Preview

Navy Midshipmen vs. UCF Knights Prediction and Preview

With last week’s 52-40 victory against Temple, No. 11 UCF extended its nation-leading win streak to 21 games. At 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the AAC East, first-year head coach Josh Heupel has done well to sustain the momentum the Knights carried over from the perfect 2017 season, and they are primed to appear in a second consecutive New Year’s Six bowl.

An embattled Navy (2-7, 1-4 AAC) team travels to the Sunshine State in the midst of its worst season in seven years. The Midshipmen haven’t won a game since Sept. 15 against FCS opponent Lehigh, and with last week’s loss to Cincinnati, Navy will miss out on playing in the postseason for the first time since 2011.

Last year’s meeting between these two teams was the first, and UCF earned a 31-21 win in Annapolis in a hard-fought contest that saw Navy trail the Knights by just three points in the fourth quarter.

Kickoff: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN2

Spread: UCF -25.5

Three Things to Watch

1. UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton

While Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray have been mentioned as the current quarterback front-runners for the Heisman, Milton’s contributions this season have been more than enough to earn him a spot in the Heisman conversation.