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Navy senior QB Garret Lewis completed 5-of-11 passes for 81 yards while rushing for 16 yards and a touchdown on six attempts in Saturday's 17-10 loss to Army.

Lewis (6'1/200) came in for an ineffective Zach Abey, and while his overall body of work was less than scintillating, he proved some juice as a passer that Abey just couldn't. And it was his short touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter which made this a game. Army led 10-0 prior to that score. The Black Knights would answer that touchdown with one of their own before Navy K Bennett Moehring booted a 46-yard field goal with under a minute remaining to provide the final margin on the scoreboard. Lewis wraps up the final year of his collegiate career having rushed for 268 yards and five touchdowns while throwing for 479 yards with a 2/2 TD/INT ratio. He has served as Navy's go-to passing option (as it were) this season.
Dec 8 - 7:04 PM

Navy senior QB/WR Zach Abey failed to complete any of his passing attempts while being picked off twice and fumbling in Saturday's 17-10 loss to Army.

Abey drew the start but ceded playing time to Garret Lewis after failing to do much of anything to spark the offense in the first half. He came back into the contest in the fourth quarter after Lewis was forced to sit out a play injured after attempting to catch a trick-play pass. After reentering the game, the senior promptly fumbled. Not only was his performance riddled with errors, he failed to manage positive rushing yardage on the afternoon. It's been an adventure of a final year for the senior, who transitioned to wide receiver last offseason -- he ended up starting six games at wideout this year -- before moving back to quarterback at the beginning of November.
Dec 8 - 6:52 PM

Navy senior QB/WR Zach Abey rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Saturday's 37-29 win over Tulsa.

The Navy "quarterback" also completed 1-of-2 passes for 15 scoreless yards. Abey has had a rough time moving the ball over the last two weeks (CIN, ND), but there was more space against Tulsa this week. His 128 yards were a season-high, and the win moved Navy's record to 3-8. Abey and the offense will get a couple weeks to master their rushing attack for the bragging rights game against Army on December 8th, but they have a contest against Tulane next week before we get there.
Nov 17 - 8:33 PM

Navy senior QB/WR Zach Abey completed 0-of-2 passes and ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 35-24 loss to UCF on Saturday.

Navy's style of play obviously doesn't force the quarterback to throw more than a handful of times per game, but completing zero passes certainly isn't encouraging. With Navy falling behind 21-0 by the second quarter, Abey's job wasn't made any easier as he was painstakingly inefficient on the ground (3.3 yards per carry). His rushing touchdowns came from eight and five yards away in the second half. Navy is in the midst of it's worst season since 2002 where they won just two games. They will look to right the ship against a 2-8 Tulsa team next week.
Nov 10 - 4:38 PM

Navy senior QB/WR Zach Abey completed 3-of-4 passes for 47 yards and ran for 37 yards on 28 carries in a 42-0 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday.

The Midshipmen are a triple-option team that relies on the run, and they carried the ball 52 times. Those 52 carries came with a total of 124 yards, and their longest run of the game was for 16 yards. That's not going to work out well for anyone. This is the worst Midshipmen season in years, and with the loss, they no longer are under bowl consideration. They'll try and spoiler against UCF on Saturday.
Nov 3 - 6:38 PM

Navy senior QB/WR Zach Abey is taking snaps at quarterback with the first-team offense in advance of Saturday's game against Cincinnati.

Abey practiced exclusively at quarterback this week and looks to be in line to draw the start. He converted to wide receiver over the offseason, but has extensive prior experience at signal-caller. The senior will start over Garret Lewis versus the Bearcats.
Nov 3 - 3:19 PM

Navy sophomore FB Nelson Smith suffered an ankle injury during the first quarter of last Saturday night’s 44-22 loss to Notre Dame.

Smith did not return to the game. His production is hit-and-miss in this inconsistent offense, though he did pop off for a 100-yard game a few weeks ago against Temple's tough defense. It's unclear what Smith's status for Cincinnati is at this time.
Nov 1 - 11:25 AM

Navy junior QB Malcolm Perry carried the ball 12 times for 133 yards in a 44-22 loss on Saturday to Notre Dame.

All the yards count, because that's how this works, but for the most part, it was a quiet game for Perry. He picked up 58 yards on a carry in the second-half that set up the first touchdown for the Midshipmen, and outside of that, he was contained by the staunch Notre Dame defense. Perry was battling a leg injury that he suffered against Houston, and it's certainly possible that limited him in this one. Navy has now lost five straight, and will try to snap that streak this Saturday against Cincinnati.
Oct 27 - 11:34 PM

Navy junior QB Malcolm Perry rushed for 97 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries in Saturday's 49-36 loss to Houston.

The Midshipmen couldn't keep up with D'Eriq King and the Cougars on Saturday despite averaging over five yards per carry and 11 yards per pass attempt without their best player for most of the second half. Perry left early in the third quarter and was limited to just stretching and doing high knees on the sideline. With Perry out, Navy played Garrett Lewis, who had a long touchdown pass but wasn't efficient as a runner. With the loss, Navy moves to 2-5 with No. 4 Notre Dame on schedule next.
Oct 20 - 8:27 PM

Navy sophomore FB Nelson Smith rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 24-17 loss to Temple.

Smith (5'9/212) rocked a 12-yard touchdown run shortly after halftime. While that score put the Midshipmen up 17-7 on the scoreboard, they would put no further points on the board through to the end of contest. These kinds of performances are not the norm for the sophomore fullback, but he's proven to be a competent offensive performer through the first month-plus of the campaign. Overall, Smith has rushed for 281 yards in six games. He and the rest of his Navy brethren will square off with Houston next weekend.
Oct 13 - 9:21 PM

Navy sophomore RB CJ Williams (upper body) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Temple.

With Williams and backup SB Keoni-Kordell Makekau both ruled out for this game, the Midshipmen are going to have to dig into their reserves against the Owls. Justin Smith, Tazh Maloy and Myles Fells are all potential options further down on the depth chart.
Oct 13 - 3:33 PM

Navy junior QB Malcolm Perry ran for 54 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 35-7 loss to Air Force.

As a thrower, he completed 2-of-6 passes for 36 yards. Perry didn't have his best game in this one and wasn't able to get much of anything going in Navy's run-centric offense. After starting hot and racking up three consecutive 100-yard rushing games to start the season, Perry has cooled off considerably with just 87 yards combined the past two weeks. The Midshipmen are now 2-3 on the season and will take on Temple next week.
Oct 7 - 10:12 AM

Navy senior QB/WR Zach Abey (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Air Force.

In addition to being a starting wide receiver, Abey is also the player the Midshipmen call upon to serve as the quarterback in short-yardage situations. The senior has rushed for just 41 yards on 20 carries this season, but his seven touchdowns are currently tops on the team.
Oct 6 - 3:44 PM

Navy sophomore RB CJ Williams rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Saturday's 31-30 overtime loss to SMU.

Williams drew the start after racking up 145 yards from scrimmage in last week's game against Lehigh. Williams has done most of his damage through the air in previous games, but with the Midshipmen only attempting three passes and only completing one the entire game, there wasn't much to go around. Williams' lone score was from 52 yards out on a triple option where he received the pitch and juked past one defender, broke two more tackles, and burst into the endzone. He will look to continue his success on the ground next week against Air Force.
Sep 22 - 5:45 PM

Navy sophomore RB CJ Williams started at slotback Saturday against SMU.

Williams broke out against Lehigh last Saturday, posting a career-high 104 receiving yards and 41 rushing yards on 16 yards per touch. Power Five schools apparently were intrigued by his athleticism, but the 5-foot-8, 180-pounder's frame probably cost him bigger offers.
Sep 22 - 12:56 PM


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