NAVY MIDSHIPMEN NEWS

Navy outlasts Tulsa 42-40

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy quarterback Will Worth ran for 122 yards and scored three touchdowns and the Midshipmen took control of the American Athletic Conference's West Division with a 42-40 victory over Tulsa on Saturday. Navy (7-2, 5-1) is now in the driver's seat to earn a spot, and possibly host, the AAC championship game on Dec. 3. The Midshipmen have won 15 consecutive games...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth accounts for 4 TDs, leads Navy over Tulsa 42-40

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy quarterback Will Worth ran for 122 yards and scored three touchdowns and the Midshipmen took control of the American Athletic Conference's West Division with a 42-40 victory over Tulsa on Saturday. Navy (7-2, 5-1) is now in the driver's seat to earn a spot, and possibly host, the AAC championship game on Dec. 3. The Midshipmen have won 15 consecutive games...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Tulsa-Navy meet for 1st place in AAC West Division

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy will seek to extend an historic winning streak Saturday while seizing control of the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. Coming off a 28-27 victory over Notre Dame, the Midshipmen (6-2, 4-1) host Tulsa (7-2, 4-1). The winner will have the inside track toward representing the division in the AAC title game next month. ''Now we press forward...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth scores twice, Navy gets rare win vs Notre Dame, 28-27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Will Worth ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns, his ninth consecutive game with a rushing score, and Navy beat Notre Dame 28-27 Saturday in the nation's longest-running intersectional rivalry. It was a rare victory in the series for the Midshipmen (6-2), who beat the Irish for just the fourth time since 1963. Notre Dame (3-6) had won five in a row against...
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November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

TailGreater: Down the hatch with the Midshipmen

In all the hubbub after the Chicago Cubs forced a Game 7 in the World Series, something has gotten lost in the shuffle — the release of the first College Football Playoff ranking. If you, like me, missed it because you were busy nervously biting your nails to the quick, we have a handy recap for you right here. And while the world might rightly be focused on a historic game in one...
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November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

USF scores TDs on first 6 possessions, holds on to beat Navy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Quinton Flowers ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns to help South Florida get back on track in the American Athletic Conference with a 52-45 victory over No. 22 Navy on Friday night.Rebounding from a 16-point loss to Temple that cost the Bulls (7-2, 4-1) sole possession of first place in the AAC's East Division, Flowers keyed a balanced attack that amassed 629...
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October 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Flowers shines, South Florida beats No. 22 Navy 52-45

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Quinton Flowers ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns to help South Florida get back on track in the American Athletic Conference with a 52-45 victory over No. 22 Navy on Friday night. Rebounding from a 16-point loss to Temple that cost the Bulls (7-2, 4-1) sole possession of first place in the AAC's East Division, Flowers keyed a balanced attack that amassed 629...
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October 28, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 22 Navy prepares for USF while on a challenging streak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- c"We're very cognizant of time," coach Ken Niumatalolo said, noting how important it will be to limit the number of possessions for USF, when the West Division-leading Midshipmen (5-1, 4-0) face the Bulls (6-2,3-1) on Friday night. "One way to stop them is to keep them on the sideline."USF is averaging 487.1 yards and 42.4 points per game in getting off to one...
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October 28, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 22 Navy braces for challenge of slowing potent USF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Houston one game, Memphis the next, and now South Florida. No. 22 Navy is facing a steady stream of high-scoring teams in the American Athletic Conference and finding one of the best ways to defend them is to keep the ball away from opposing offenses. ''We're very cognizant of time,'' coach Ken Niumatalolo said, noting how important it will be to limit the number...
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October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth accounts for 5 TDs as No. 24 Navy beats Memphis 42-28

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Will Worth rushed for a career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 24 Navy ran over Memphis 42-28 on Saturday for its 14th consecutive home victory. In addition to operating the triple option in near-flawless fashion, Worth completed three of four passes for 85 yards and two scores. The Midshipmen (5-1, 4-0 American Athletic Conference) gained a season...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 24 Navy hosts Memphis in duel for 1st in AAC West

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Two of the most surprising teams in the American Athletic Conference meet Saturday in an unlikely duel for first place in the West Division. No. 24 Navy (4-1, 3-0) knocked off previously unbeaten and then-No. 6 Houston two weeks ago. Memphis (5-1, 2-0) announced itself as a contender by defeating Temple in its AAC opener on Oct. 6. After Saturday's matchup...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Stunner! Navy snaps No. 6 Houston's unbeaten streak

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy stunned No. 6 Houston, romping to a 46-40 victory that seriously damaged the Cougars' playoff hopes. Will Worth ran for 115 yards and threw for two touchdowns Saturday to help the Midshipmen (4-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) pull off the upset. Navy hadn't defeated a Top 10 team since 1984, when it topped No. 2 South Carolina in Annapolis. When...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force vs. Navy: True old school vs. new old school

College football is like any other business. If you fail to adapt, you die. And in today’s college football, adapting means being on the cutting edge of innovation and creativity. Teams who fail to keep up will, for better or worse, be forgotten and replaced much like the cassette tape or the VCR. But what if I told you there were two college football programs not only competing...
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September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth's late TD run helps Navy beat Tulane 21-14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Quarterback Will Worth rushed for 111 yards and the winning touchdown in the final three minutes as Navy rallied to defeat Tulane 21-14 in an American Athletic Conference game on Saturday. Worth, a senior making his second start in place of Tago Smith, who suffered a torn right ACL in the season opener against Fordham, scored on a 1-yard run and then hit Toneo...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy, Tulane brace for option extravaganza

NEW ORLEANS (AP) When Navy brings its highly refined option offense to Tulane on Saturday, the Midshipmen will run into a defense that is unusually familiar with their scheme. First-year Green Wave coach Willie Fritz likes running the option as well. Freshman Tulane quarterback Jonathan Brantley proved proficient at it in the Wave's 66-21 victory over Southern last weekend. Brantley...
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September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth scores winning TD as Navy beats Connecticut 28-24

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Will Worth scored two touchdowns in his debut as Navy's starting quarterback and the Midshipmen blew a 21-point lead and survived a hectic finish in a 28-24 victory over Connecticut on Saturday. Worth bulled in from the 1-yard line with 3:08 remaining after a 26-yard punt return gave Navy a first down at the UConn 17. The Huskies then moved to the Navy 1 and...
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September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Next man up for Navy: Worth steps in at QB vs Connecticut

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) For the third time in three games, Navy will have a different starting quarterback operating the complex triple option. Keenan Reynolds capped off last season in his final game at Navy. Tago Smith replaced the record-setting QB last week against Fordham in the season opener and lasted into the second quarter before a torn ACL ended his season. Now, 6-foot...
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September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy captains honoring Tago Smith, change jerseys to No. 2

On Saturday, Navy quarterback Tago Smith went down with an apparent knee injury in their game against Fordham and it was later announced that he had torn his ACL and would be out for the 2016 season. Now, two of his teammates are going to honor him in the coolest way possible. It was announced on Wednesday that co-captains linebacker Daniel Gonzales and slotback Toneo Gulley have...
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September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy QB Smith lost for season with torn ACL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Tago Smith, who replaced Keenan Reynolds as Navy's starting quarterback, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Smith tore his right ACL in Navy's 52-16 victory over Fordham on Saturday. The injury occurred on the third play of the second quarter during a 22-yard run by Smith. He finished the game with 97 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 10...
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September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy QB Tago Smith tears ACL, out for season

In their 52-16 win over Fordham on Saturday, Navy quarterback Tago Smith went down with what appeared to be a knee injury. The Midshipmen turned to Will Worth and Malcom Perry, a freshman who did not dress for the game and was in the stands, and it seems they will have to continue to play these two going forward. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that Smith had suffered a torn ACL in...
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September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Smooth Sailing! Navy plucks QB from seats, helps top Fordham

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Malcolm Perry marched into the stadium wearing his Navy dress whites. Plucked from the stands at halftime, he wound up in a much different uniform. From question mark to quarterback, Perry quickly became the buzz of college football. Navy found an unlikely replacement after starter Tago Smith was injured Saturday, with Perry running seven times for 30 yards...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy defeats Fordham 52-16 despite injury to Smith

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy pulled a quarterback out of the stands on Saturday, finding an unlikely replacement for injured starter Tago Smith in a 52-16 victory over Fordham in the season opener. Freshman Malcom Perry was told to suit up and take over after Smith was lost to a knee injury early in the second quarter. Perry, who started the junior varsity game on Friday, put together...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Malcolm Perry pulled from stands to play quarterback for Navy

During Navy’s season opener against Fordham on Saturday, the Midshipmen had an unexpected development at the quarterback position. Starting quarterback Tago Smith suffered a knee injury during the first half and later needed the assistance of crutches on the sideline. That left Navy shorthanded at quarterback. In need of an extra body, the team called on freshman Malcolm Perry,...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy pulls new QB from crowd in dress whites

Well, this isn’t something you see every day. During Saturday’s season opener between the Navy Midshipmen and Fordham Rams, a military member was summoned from the brigade to suit up as quarterback for the second half. After an injury to first-year starter Tago Smith, who was given the tough task of following Keenan Reynold’s tenure as the starting quarterback, the Midshipmen pulled...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy launches new era without Reynolds in matchup vs Fordham

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) It's time to find out how Navy will fare without record-setting quarterback Keenan Reynolds. Reynolds rushed for 88 touchdowns as a four-year starter for the Midshipmen, defeating Army four straight times before being selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After serving for three years as Reynolds' backup, senior Tago Smith takes...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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