College football: Week 3 preview


It’s another big Saturday for the academies’ squads. (All times are Eastern time.)

• ARMY (1-1) hopes to rebound from last week’s crushing loss to Hawaii when it hosts the North Texas Mean Green (noon, CBS College Sports). Army won last year’s meeting in Denton, Texas, 17-13, and is 3-0 all-time against the Mean Green.

North Texas will be without senior quarterback Nathan Tune, who dislocated his hip in last week’s loss to Rice, which means sophomore Derek Thompson will start against the Knights. Army quarterback Trent Steelman is listed as the starter under center, even though he hurt his non-throwing shoulder in the third quarter of last week’s loss.

Elsewhere on the injury front: Army now says sophomore linebacker Nate Combs, who was injured against Eastern Michigan in his first collegiate start, is out for the season.

• NAVY (1-1) vists Louisiana Tech (7 p.m., It is the second meeting between the schools. The Mids won, 32-14, last year in Annapolis.

Navy hopes to get its offense going after only rushing for 109 yards last week against Georgia Southern, the worst performance by the Mids on the ground in eight seasons. Navy gained 193 yards in total.

The Mids list the following injuries: senior wide receiver Mike Schupp (ACL tear) is out; senior offensive tackle Matt Molloy (concussion) is questionable; and junior offensive tackle David Sumrall (left knee sprain) and sophomore center De’Von Richardson (left hamstring) are probable.

• AIR FORCE (2-0) faces its toughest test of the young season, visiting No. 7 Oklahoma (3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net). Oklahoma won the only previous meeting between the teams, 44-3 in 2001 at Falcons Stadium. It is the first time the Falcons have played consecutive games against teams in the top 25 since facing BYU and TCU in consecutive weeks in 2008.

As of Monday, Air Force didn’t list any injuries.

• COAST GUARD (1-0) travels to Curry (Mass.) College (7 p.m.). Curry (2-0) beat Fitchburg (Mass.) State, 28-0, last week, and the Colonels are the preseason favorites in the New England Football Conference.

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