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.
The Midshipmen own a 34-22 all-time record in Homecoming games.
2011 Navy Football - Army
AP photos from today's game.
2011 Navy Football - Troy
AP photos from today's game.
2011 Navy Football - Southern Miss
At Navy: Enters the fall battling Marcus Thomas for third on the depth slot at Navy's deepest position ... bounced back and forth between slot back and quarterback his first two years, but played exclusively at slot back this past season ... hard-nosed runner who is tough to tackle ... has good speed ... has a quick first step ... ran a 1.43 in the 10-yard dash, tied with Gee Gee Greene for the fastest mark on the team ... has earned one varsity letter.
2010: Played in 12 games, mainly on special teams over the last nine contests ... carried the ball 10 times for 38 yards and a touchdown over the course of the season ... carried the ball twice at Air Force for a gain of two yards ... scored his first-collegiate touchdown on a four-yard run on Navy's opening drive at Louisiana Tech ... finished the game with four carries for 15 yards ... carried the ball four times for a gain of 21 yards in Navy's opener against Maryland ... ran the ball on a key fourth-and eight where he gained 10 yards and one of Navy's 26 first downs.
2009: Made three appearances after being moved back and forth between quarterback and slot back ... carried the ball eight times for 58 yards on the year ... moved back to quarterback after starting QB Ricky Dobbs suffered a knee injury against SMU ... gained 25 yards on four carries against Rice, including a long run of 16 yards ... carried the ball once for a gain of 14 yards against Western Kentucky ... moved back to quarterback the week leading up to the opener against Ohio State after backup QB Kriss Proctor suffered a knee injury ...made his debut in a Navy uniform against Louisiana Tech in the home-opener, spelling starting QB Ricky Dobbs late in the fourth quarter ... carried the ball three times for 19 yards, including a long run of eight yards.
2008: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, Stukel attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... a two-sport standout, he lettered three times each in football and baseball ... an all-city quarterback who served as team captain of the football team ... led the baseball team to the district and regional titles before losing in the state title game in 2006 ... received All-State (Fla.) and all-city recognition in baseball as a senior ... son of Mike and Cinda Stukel ... majoring in economics.