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The Briefing Room: Navy at Pittsburgh

Heinz Field (AP Photo/Don Wright)

With their 32-14 victory over Louisiana Tech last Saturday, the Midshipmen made quite a statement about the direction in which their season is going, taking the first step towards achieving an unprecedented seventh straight bowl berth. The competition level takes another step up this week, however, as Navy travels to play 2-0 Pittsburgh at Heinz Field.

The Panthers are one of the most talented teams in the Big East, and proved it last year when they dispatched the Midshipmen 42-21 in Annapolis. And while All-American linebacker Scott McKillop and running back LeSean McCoy move onto the NFL, the Panthers will still present plenty of matchup problems for Navy. Here are three position battles that will help decide the outcome of Saturday's game...

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