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Methodical Navy faces quick-strike Indiana

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BLOOMINGTON -

Indiana hopes to speed up the game. Navy wants to slow it down.

Two dramatically contrasting offensive styles will be on display Saturday when the Hoosiers face the Midshipmen for the first time since 1986.

Second-year Indiana coach Kevin Wilson has devised a potent attack predicated on running a high number of plays with little delay. The Hoosiers (2-4) showed how effective the no-huddle system can be in last week's 52-49 loss to Ohio State.

Offensive coordinator Seth Littrell says, "Our goal is to get on the ball very quickly and dictate to the defense."

Navy (3-3) employs a triple-option offense designed to methodically move the ball. Passing, it seems, is optional.

Coach Ken Niumatalolo says the Midshipmen's formula for success is "run the ball, eat the clock."

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