The Midshipmen are 4-0 in home openers under head coach Ken Niumatalolo.
For the first time since 2007, Navy is playing its first two games on the road.
The Mids and Nittany Lions will meet for the first time since 1974.
Blue dominates Gold, 45-0
Navy vs. Central Michigan - Oct. 12
At Navy: Returning starter as the kickoff specialist ... has the strongest leg on the team ... is expected to be more consistent with his placement of the ball this year ... has earned one varsity letter.
2012: Finished the season with a 60.7 kickoff average with 19 of his 63 kickoffs going down as touchbacks ... posted a 56.0 aveage among his five kickoffs against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... kicked off four times in the Army game, averaging 58.5 yards ... turned in a 63.8 kicking average on the four kickoffs against Texas State ... averaged 64.8 yards on his six kicks at Troy ... booted five kickoffs for an average of 56.4 yards against Florida Atlantic ... kicked off a season-high nine times in the win over East Carolina where he averaged 61.4 yards ... averaged 58.3 yards on six kicks (350) yds) in the win over Indiana ... kicked off six times at Central Michigan for an average of 63.2 yards ... averaged 60.8 yards on five kickoffs in what was his first appearance against Air Force ... in the Mids' win over VMI he kicked off eight times and registered an average of 60.9 yards ... averaged 59.5 yards in his two kickoffs at Penn State ... made his debut in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame where he kicked off twice for an average of 65.0 yards.
2011: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, Amerau attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a four-year football letterwinner who also was awarded four letters as a member of the swim team ... garnered all-district and all-region honors in football his senior year ... served as team captain of the football team his senior season ... sister, Brittany Amerau, graduated from the Naval Academy in 2010 and was a member of the Mids' women's lacrosse team for four years ... father, Harold, is also a graduate of the Naval Academy (`65) ... son of Harold Amerau and Carla Stucki-Amerau ... majoring in economics.