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Poinsettia Bowl breakdown: Navy vs. San Diego State

Poinsettia Bowl breakdown: Navy vs. San Diego State

NAVY KEY: THROWING THE BALL WISELY AND EFFECTIVELY You can count on San Diego State stacking the box with nine or 10 men to stop the triple-option. Head coach Rocky Long, who serves as his own defensive coordinator, will change fronts and use stunts in an attempt to muddy the waters and confuse the Midshipmen. Navy must show that it can throw the ball in order to back off the Aztecs, who figure to be very aggressive in pursuit. Wide receiver Jamir Tillman, who is enjoying a standout sophomore season with 20 catches for 386 yards and three touchdowns, could be a key figure in the game-plan. Offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper must also pick the right spots to throw the wheel route or down the...

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