Navy will be trying to extend its winning streak to seven games and improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2006.
The Huskies (2-1) will try to bounce back from a tough 9-6 loss at then-No. 22 Missouri. They will be facing a service academy and the triple-option offense for the second time in three weeks after beating Army 22-17 earlier this month.
But Navy is on a different level - stronger, faster and more experienced, said Husky coach Bob Diaco. The Midshipmen lead the nation in rushing at 393 yards a game. They have nine seniors starting on offense, led by quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who has rushed for 3,349 yards and 70 touchdowns and "doesn't make the wrong decision," when running the option, Diaco said.
UConn's defense is ranked 18th and has been giving up 126 yards a game on the ground.