Six of Navy's 12 opponents qualified for bowl games, while eight finished with a winning record.
The Midshipmen have won nine in a row against their arch rivals from West Point.
Saturday's contest will be just the 12th regular-season game Navy has played in the state of California in its 131-year history.
The Mids have won four in a row against SMU, including a thrilling 38-35 OT victory in Dallas in 2009.
The Midshipmen have won eight-consecutive Senior Day games.
At Navy: Enters the fall battlling Kevin Eckel for third on the depth chart at fullback ... has good size and speed ... powerful runner who is hard to tackle ... has game experience.
2010: Saw action in seven games where he carried the ball seven times for 17 yards ... carried the ball twice for three yards in Navy's 76-35 win at East Carolina ... rushed for nine yards on a pair of carries in Navy's victory over Notre Dame, including a career-long five-yard scamper ... carried the ball once for four yards in the win over SMU ... with injuries to both Vince Murray and Alexander Teich, was called upon in the Wake Forest to play a major role in the second half ... carried the ball for the first time in his career for a gain of one yard, but played a pivotal role as a blocker on the Mids' final drive that was capped off by a six-yard TD catch by Greg Jones with 26 seconds remaining to give Navy the win.
2009: Played in Navy's first two contests, including making his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against No. 6 Ohio State.
2008: Did not see any varsity action
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Claxton High School, Diggs attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... a three-sport athlete, he earned four letters each in football and track and two in basketball ... earned All-State (Ga.) football honors as a senior ... elected captain of the football team in his senior year ... selected team MVP in football during his junior and senior years ... brother, Eric Slater, played football at Austin Peay ... majoring in oceanography.