TROY, Ala. (AP) - The assignments are clear for the defenses of Navy and Troy.
The Midshipmen must contain Trojans quarterback Corey Robinson and a dangerous passing game. Troy has to switch defensive gears after a 55-48 loss against Tennessee when the teams combined for 1,000-plus passing yards.
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't had a six-game winning streak since the start of the 1979 season.
Navy ranks seventh nationally in rushing. Robinson directs a Troy offense ranked 15th in the nation in both total and passing yards.
He threw for 393 yards and backup Deon Anthony added 103 against the Volunteers.