2. How Will Ohio State's New Defensive Scheme Fare At Navy? - Navy's triple option offense can keep the best of college teams off-balance, let alone a team that is adopting a more aggressive approach and has new starters within the linebacker and secondary positions. As so few teams run the triple option, it is very challenging for scout teams to simulate it adequately, thus the defense may not be completely prepared to defend the triple option in a game. Ohio State is bigger, faster, and stronger than Navy, but look for this game to be closer than Ohio State fans expect and want.
My all-time favorite Buckeye @chris_spielman just said on 97.1 The Fan, "Don't sleep on Navy.", & I agree. Spiels said that it in 2009 too.
— Chip Minnich (@ChipMinnich) August 25, 2014
3. Which Of The Freshmen Will Play At Navy? - Coach Meyer has been pointing out how many of the freshmen have had their black stripes removed from their helmets, representing that these players are now considered ready to play and contribute for the team. While I believe many of these players may still wind up being redshirted, it would not be surprising to see many of the freshmen contribute on the special teams units.
Prediction: Ohio state wins on the road against a worthy and tough opponent in Navy. I see it Ohio State 35, Navy 17.