AAC foes meet when the Navy Midshipmen (4-5) and the East Carolina Pirates (2-8) square off on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Tune in to ESPNN to see this matchup live.

When is Navy vs. East Carolina and when does it start?

This matchup between the Midshipmen and Pirates will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 12:00 PM ET.

Where to watch Navy vs. East Carolina

The Midshipmen and Pirates will take to the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for this matchup on November 18, and if you would like to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

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Navy vs. East Carolina Game Preview

Navy Stats & Insights

  • In their last outing, the Midshipmen won 31-6 over the UAB Blazers.
  • While Navy ranks 60th in total defense with 369.7 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been slightly worse, ranking 11th-worst (308.3 yards per game).
  • The Midshipmen have been a bottom-25 pass offense this year, ranking second-worst with 101.8 passing yards per game. Defensively, they are ranked 84th in the FBS (235.6 passing yards allowed per game).
  • Navy ranks 43rd in run defense this year (134.1 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 10th-best in the FBS with 206.6 rushing yards per game.
  • The Midshipmen rank 16th-worst in scoring offense (19.7 points per game), but they’ve played a little better on defense, ranking 43rd with 21.4 points allowed per game.

East Carolina Stats & Insights

  • In their last outing, the Midshipmen won 31-6 over the UAB Blazers.
  • East Carolina ranks third-worst in total yards per game (271.1), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 36th in the FBS with 336.7 total yards ceded per contest.
  • The Pirates’ passing game has been struggling, ranking 11th-worst in the FBS with 162.8 passing yards per game. They have been more effective defensively, giving up 223.1 passing yards per contest (59th-ranked).
  • East Carolina ranks 16th-worst in rushing yards per game on offense (108.3), but at least it has been playing well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (113.6).
  • The Pirates’ offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering 18.1 points per game, which ranks eighth-worst in the FBS. On defense, they rank 49th with 23.0 points allowed per contest.

Navy Key Players to Watch

  • Tai Lavatai leads Navy with 522 passing yards (74.6 ypg) on 40-of-75 passing with four touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. He also adds 171 rushing yards (24.4 ypg) on 56 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Alex Tecza has carried the ball 91 times for a team-high 629 yards (69.9 per game), with four touchdowns this year.
  • This season Daba Fofana has racked up 247 yards (27.4 per game) on 64 attempts with two touchdowns.
  • Eli Heidenreich’s 267 receiving yards (29.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has 12 receptions with four touchdowns.
  • Brandon Chatman has racked up 211 receiving yards (23.4 yards per game), hauling in 13 passes this year.
  • Nathan Kent’s four receptions have yielded 77 yards (19.3 ypg) and one touchdown.

East Carolina Key Players to Watch

  • Alex Flinn leads East Carolina with 1,219 passing yards (121.9 ypg) on 123-of-234 passing with four touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Rahjai Harris, has carried the ball 107 times for 341 yards (34.1 per game), with four touchdowns this year.
  • This season Mason Garcia has rushed for 227 yards (32.4 per game) on 50 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Chase Sowell’s 452 receiving yards (50.2 yards per game) lead the team. He has 36 receptions with one touchdown.
  • Jaylen Johnson has reeled in 38 passes for 421 yards (42.1 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Jsi Hatfield’s 23 catches have netted him 278 yards (27.8 ypg).

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