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Navy senior QB Will Worth rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries while throwing for 104 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 75-31 blowout of SMU.

Worth secured two of his three rushing touchdowns (plus an eight-yard scoring toss to Jamir Tillman) in the first half. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound senior has been nothing short of phenomenal in the second half of the season. He has surpassed 100 yards rushing in each of his last six games, accounting for 24 total touchdowns in that space. The 9-2 Midshipmen will wrap up their regular season against Army next weekend.
Nov 26 - 6:59 PM

Navy senior QB Will Worth rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries while throwing for 111 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 42-40 win over Tulsa.

Lovely work from Worth in this one. Two of his three touchdown runs came in the fourth quarter, as the 6-foot-1, 209-pound senior scored from 15 and 44 yards out. The latter score gave Navy a 42-33 lead and while Tulsa would score one more time to draw within two, the Midshipmen would run out the clock over the final five-plus minutes of the contest. Worth has rushed for at least 115 yards and at least two touchdowns in each of his last four games. He has accounted for 25 total touchdowns over the course of nine games.
Nov 12 - 3:48 PM

Navy senior QB Will Worth rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 28-27 victory over Notre Dame.

Keeping the Irish honest as a passer, the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder went 5-of-8 for 48 yards through the air. Worth has been a revelation since taking over for the injured Tago Smith, rushing for 100 yards or more in six of his last seven. Navy, which improved to 6-2, gets Tulsa's and its generous defense next.
Nov 5 - 2:56 PM

Navy senior QB Will Worth rushed for 129 yards and four touchdowns in Friday's 52-45 loss to South Florida.

The Midshipmen were stunned by a flurry of long touchdowns from the Bulls, falling behind 28-0 after one quarter. They would actually outscore South Florida 45-24 over the next three quarters, but it was not enough to overcome that early deficit. Worth has now scored a rushing touchdown in all seven of Navy's games to date and has rushed for 100-plus yards in each of his last three contests.
Oct 28 - 10:53 PM

Navy denied senior QB Tago Smith's (ACL) request for an extra year of eligibility.

Smith tore his ACL in the first half of the Week 1 win over Fordham and was promptly ruled out for the remainder of the season. If he'd attended school at a non-military university, he would have had a slam dunk case for the medical redshirt. But things work differently at the academy, where Vice Admiral Walter Carter, the superintendent of the Naval Academy, was given sole authority to make this call. He proved to be the NCAA's superior in crushing dreams, going above and beyond the sport's bylaws to end Smith's college football career. "While we are sympathetic to Tago’s athletic career, we aren’t an institution that exists to develop professional athletes, we exist to develop leaders," Commander David McKinney said in a statement. And this developing leader just learned the following: Our brand of leadership consists of dispatching orders to underlings in no position to question them. Sir, yes sir!
Oct 26 - 2:53 PM

Navy senior QB Will Worth ran for a career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 win over Memphis on Saturday.

It was Navy's 14th consecutive home victory. Worth finished with five total touchdowns, completing 3-of-4 passes for 85 yards and two more scores. He rushed for a touchdown in his sixth straight game. Only Lamar Jackson, with seven straight, has a longer active streak among FBS quarterbacks. Navy, in sole possession of first place in the AAC West, gets East co-leader South Florida next week.
Oct 22 - 7:22 PM

Navy senior QB Will Worth completed 3-of-5 passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 115 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in Saturday's 46-40 upset win over Houston.

Shiny work for Worth all the way around. Both of his touchdown tosses came in a third quarter which saw Navy outscore Houston 21-7. The 115 yards rushing were a season-high for the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder. He has surpassed 100 yards on the ground in two of his last three games. In terms of his passing work during the 2016 campaign, Saturday's two touchdown passes gave him his first contest with multiple touchdown passes.
Oct 8 - 7:03 PM

Navy senior WR Jamir Tillman had four catches for 75 yards in Saturday's 28-24 win over UConn.

New starting quarterback Will Worth, who took over following Tago Smith's knee injury, played just fine in lieu of circumstances. The offense wasn't moving as efficiently as it generally does on the ground, but Worth was able to pick up some chunk yardage over the top of stacked boxes. Tillman, Navy's best receiver, was the primary beneficiary of that. The Midshipmen were extremely fortunate to win this game. The Huskies stalled out on the half-yard line after inexplicably burning their final timeout when the clock was already stopped with less than 20 seconds left. On the next play, they inexplicably called a delayed run up the gut, which was stuffed. Apparently not realizing that they were out of timeouts, UConn's offense didn't rush back to the line, allowing the clock to run dry. Navy is now 2-0.
Sep 10 - 7:03 PM

Navy freshman RB Sean Samuels will transfer.

Samuels explained to NJ.com that Navy simply wasn't a comfortable fit for him. Said the 6-foot, 190-pounder, "I went through boot camp, I went through the hard parts. But when it came down to it, I just wasn't happy there. And I knew I wanted to come home and go to a university.' Samuels specifically pointed to interest in Rutgers "or something like that." Nebraska and Old Dominion have reached out to him (the Scarlet Knights have not), but as the running back noted, some programs are handicapped due to the fact that they have already filled their 2016 classes.
Source: NJ.com
Sep 8 - 2:29 PM

Navy senior QB Tago Smith will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a torn right ACL.

Smith tore his ACL in the first half of Saturday's win over Fordham. Prior to exiting the contest, the 5-foot-10, 201-pounder had rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns while completing one pass for 45 yards. Will Worth is expected to take over starting duties moving forward. Said HC Ken Niumatalolo, "[Worth] knows what we're doing; he's a tough, hard-nosed football player, great leader. He's the type of guy that you look here at the academy, he's just a phenomenal leader.
Sep 6 - 12:18 PM

Navy senior QB Tago Smith ran 10 times for 97 yards and a pair of scores but suffered an injury in the first half of Saturday's 52-16 victory against Fordham.

Smith attempted only one pass -- a 45-yard completion -- in his first game since taking the keys from program legend Keenan Reynolds. After he was knocked out of the game, Navy inserted backup Will Worth and yanked freshman QB Malcolm Perry -- who was not dressed to start the game -- from the stands to act as the No. 2. Perry was inserted into the game in the second half when the game got out of hand. Smith's status is the bad news for Navy, and a story to monitor going forward. The good news is that the Mids identified a potential keeper in RB Chris High (176 yards, two touchdowns).
Sep 3 - 3:54 PM

Navy senior QB Tago Smith was named Keenan Reynolds' successor at starting quarterback over the winter.

"The offense is now yours," said Reynolds to Smith at Navy's annual football banquet. Reynolds became the fourth Navy player to have his jersey retired at that banquet. "There's no pressure at all," Smith declared when asked about replacing a legend. "I don't really think too much about it. I'm confident in my ability, confident in what I can do." Over his three years, Smith has appeared in 18 games with two starts. "Tago is definitely our quarterback, and he's a real good one," head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "It's his time, it's his turn, he's going to be ready and he's going to do good things."
Aug 2 - 6:36 PM

Navy dismissed senior CB Brendon Clements.

Clements was already on thin ice after being charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace following a run-in with authorities on January 31. He was hit with an indefinite suspension at that point, but those charges were eventually dropped and the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder was reinstated on April 24. Thin ice, though. According to the Capital Gazette's Bill Wagner, the incident that led to his outright dismissal was relatively minor -- with enough straws, even a camel's back will break. Clements' future plans aren't known at this point, but he finishes out his Navy career having recorded 159 tackles, 14 pass breakups, seven interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Jul 3 - 7:38 PM

SI's Peter King reports that the Ravens had "reliable information" that the Patriots would try to draft Navy RB/WR Keenan Reynolds in Rd. 6 before Baltimore beat them to it.

Baltimore plucked Reynolds with the No. 182 overall pick. New England had a pair of sixth-rounders later in the stanza. King reports that the Ravens will likely as Reynolds to be an "all-purpose weapon ... returning, rushing, receiving, sort of a latter-day Antwaan Randle-El ... receiver/returner, and maybe a direct-snap back." GM Ozzie Newsome and assistant GM Eric DeCosta found out that Reynolds was learning how to return from Brian Mitchell, one of the all-time greats at it. HC John Harbaugh called Mitchell, a former player, and was told that Reynolds "could be a gifted returner." The rest was history.
Source: MMQB
May 3 - 10:46 PM

Chargers signed Navy FB Chris Swain.

Swain (6'0/249) was a three-year starter for Navy, serving as the thunder to dual-threat QB Keenan Reynolds' lightning. Swain finished his career with 410/2,176/19 (5.3 YPC) rushing but just two catches. He turned in fullback-level measurables at Navy's Pro Day, running 4.72 with a 9-foot-2 broad jump. The Chargers also added Wisconsin FB Derek Watt in the sixth round.
May 3 - 2:23 PM


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