The assignments are clear for the defenses of Navy and Troy.
The Midshipmen (6-3) have to contain Trojans quarterback Corey Robinson and a dangerous passing offense in Saturday's game. Troy (4-5) must switch over from last week's passing festival with Tennessee to defending one of the nation's top running teams.
The Trojans are trying to bounce back from a 55-48 loss to Tennessee when Robinson, backup Deon Anthony and Tyler Bray combined for more than 1,000 passing yards.
''Now we are going from a team that spreads it out all over the field to a team that is very different, that is a dynamic option, play-action pass team that is very, very disciplined and normally very prolific,'' Troy coach Larry Blakeney said. ''So we will have our hands full. We are getting into some must-win area and I hope we respond well to it.''
Navy has already secured a spot in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 29 in San Francisco against a Pac-12 opponent. The Midshipmen have won five in a row and haven...