Bold Prediction #1 Te’von Coney will have 15 tackles
It will be a monstrous game for Te’von Coney. The Linebacker has filled a huge hole this year on the defensive end and it has not gone unnoticed. Having only three games this season with double-digit tackles, Coney has been on top of his game recently.
Over the last four games, Coney has racked up 41 total tackles with his biggest game coming only a couple weeks ago.
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Against Wake Forest, Coney came one tackle shy of his career best 13 tackles set earlier this season. Three of those tackle for a loss and he added a sack as well.
His transformation from last year to this year has been arguably one of the best on the team. As far as someone who has been asked to fill a huge void in the absences of Nyles Morgan, Coney has been next to none. Week after week a high IQ has accompanied his explosiveness and hard-hitting capabilities. His feel for the game has improved tremendously and you can tell in his pre-snap reads.
We know that in this game Navy will rush for a ridiculous amount of yards. This gives Coney a huge opportunity to show just how talented he is. He can use this game to highlight his reading capabilities against the triple option.
The huge test for him this week will be that of Malcolm Perry. The Sophomore rushed for 282 yards and four touchdowns last week against SMU while taking the helm under center.
Normally playing as a Running Back this year, you may remember him as the QB who Navy pulled out of the stands into the game last year.
With an injury to Zach Abey, Perry was placed back into the Quarterback position.
There’s a level of uncertainty about who will play the position this week. Perry injured his ankle last week and is listed as questionable. His counterpart Abey is now considered probable. Either way, we should see a huge game from Te’von Coney stopping the Midshipmen.