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.
Both sides of the ball show promise
Alexander Teich rushes for 148 yards to lead the Midshipmen.
2011 Navy Football - Delaware
At Navy: Enters the fall battling Wes Henderson for second on the depth chart at defensive end ... had a solid spring camp ... has good size and speed ... has the ability to rush the passer.
2010: Played three plays against East Carolina.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Cedar Grove High School ... earned four letters in football ... was named All-State as a senior ... was class valedictorian ... cousin of former Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs ... likes to draw ... would one day like to be an orthopedic surgeon ... son of Jacquelyn Arnold ... majoring in systems engineering ... carries a 3.0 grade point average.