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Navy sophomore SB/QB Malcolm Perry ran for 250 yards on 30 carries with a touchdown in a 14-13 loss to Army on Saturday.

Perry was outstanding for the Midshipmen, but it wasn't enough to get the win. His touchdown was a thing of beauty, a 68-yard scamper that gave Navy a 10-7 lead in the second quarter. He had another long run of 46 yards that looked like it would get into the end zone, but he was tripped up and set up a field goal. Navy finishes the regular season 6-and-6, and they'll take on Virginia in the Military Bowl.
Dec 9 - 6:24 PM

Navy OC Ivin Jasper might not be with the team for Saturday's showdown with Navy due to his son's medical condition.

Jasper's son, Jarren Jasper, is currently awaiting a heart transplant. A checkup at the hospital this week apparently revealed a concerning issue in relation to Jarren's health and his father was not on-hand for Wednesday's practice as Navy preps for their big game against Army on Saturday. Running-game coordinator Ashley Ingram would serve as the Midshipmen's play-caller if Jasper is not available to coach this weekend.
Dec 7 - 6:29 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey rushed for 33 yards on 16 attempts while completing 2-of-4 passes for 45 yards in Friday's 24-14 loss to Houston.

Those 33 yards rushing represent Abey's lowest tally of the season. He started out the year with seven straight games of at least 100 yards on the ground, but has now been held to fewer than 65 yards rushing in two of his last three games. He's been dealing with a nagging shoulder injury this month, one which cost him a game against SMU several weeks ago.
Nov 24 - 3:28 PM

Navy sophomore SB/QB Malcolm Perry (ankle) is playing at slotback in Friday's game against Houston.

Perry -- who was pushed into duty as starting quarterback against SMU two weekends ago -- did not play in last Saturday's loss to Notre Dame due to an ankle injury. He's back at it, now, albeit it not at quarterback. Zach Abey (arm) is working as signal-caller against the Cougars.
Nov 24 - 12:31 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey (shoulder) rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 29 attempts while completing 3-of-6 passes for 41 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 24-17 loss to Notre Dame.

Abey did not play against SMU last weekend due to a shoulder injury, but he was feeling frisky enough on Saturday to take on a heavy carry-load. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound junior has now accounted for 22 total touchdowns this season. Houston and Army await on the schedule over the next two weeks as Navy winds down the campaign.
Nov 18 - 6:53 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey (shoulder) entered Saturday's game against Notre Dame in the first quarter.

Garret Lewis started for the Midshipmen, with Abey coming in later in the first quarter. Expect both young men to continue to see playing time in the game. For his part, Abey sat out against SMU last weekend while nursing the shoulder concern.
Nov 18 - 4:00 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey (shoulder) is warming up in advance of Saturday's game against Notre Dame.

Abey -- who sat against SMU last weekend -- is splitting first-team pregame reps with Garret Lewis. A starter has not yet been announced for Saturday's contest. In an additional Navy quarterbacking note, Malcolm Perry (ankle) has not been seen in warmups and does not appear likely to play.
Nov 18 - 3:31 PM

Navy HC Ken Niumatololo says he's re-opened a quarterback competition.

Niumatololo indicated that junior QB Zach Abey (shoulder) has looked good in practices after he missed the SMU game. Even so, he's not committing to Abey going forward. Abey is a great runner between the tackles, but his lack of speed has hampered Navy's preference to put pressure on the perimeter in its triple-option offense. Malcolm Perry is faster, and a more natural runner, according to Niumatololo. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound Abey is also still dealing with a left shoulder injury he suffered in the Temple loss. For his part, Perry is questionable for the Notre Dame game after suffering an ankle injury against SMU. Navy figures to keep Notre Dame in the dark about its intentions until perhaps gameday. "Zach will definitely be back in the mix and I’ll turn this back over to [quarterbacks coach Ivin Jasper]," Niumatalolo said. "We’ll have to discuss it as a staff and see where we’re at. We have to find out Malcolm’s health and Zach’s health."
Nov 15 - 4:54 PM

Navy sophomore QB Malcolm Perry (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Notre Dame.

Filling in for the injured Zach Abey, Perry rushed for 282 yards and four touchdowns in last Saturday's 43-40 win against SMU. Unfortunately, the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder also got rolled up by an SMU defender. "It looked like Malcolm sprained his ankle pretty good so we’ll just have to see," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. If Perry and Abey were both healthy, it sounds like Navy would prefer to use Perry, whose speed and elusiveness gave the offense an element that Abey's skill set didn't. If both are unavailable against the Irish, Navy will turn to QB3 Garret Lewis. "We’ll go back and look at the situation this week. Obviously, health will play a factor," QB coach Ivin Jasper said. "Malcolm has an injury right now, so we’ll have to find out how serious that may be. Ankle sprains can take time to heal. We’re also worried about Zach’s shoulder."
Nov 15 - 4:36 PM

Navy sophomore QB Malcolm Perry ran 33 times for 282 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 43-40 win against SMU.

Perry was getting the start with Zach Abey (arm) on the shelf and the Midshipmen didn't miss a beat. The Middies rolled up 559 rushing yards on 72 attempts, gouging the Mustangs for 7.8 yards per attempt. No matter how hard SMU tried they could not stop Navy on the ground, and Navy punted just twice on the afternoon. If Abey is unavailable next week it would be Perry under center for the annual rivalry game at Notre Dame.
Nov 11 - 8:07 PM

Navy sophomore QB Malcolm Perry started Saturday's game against SMU.

Perry starts in place of Zach Abey, who is out for the game with an arm injury. The 5-foot-9, 185-pounder has been utilized to nice degree as a runner in eight games this season, rushing for 454 yards and three touchdowns.
Nov 11 - 3:50 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey (arm) is not starting Saturday's game against SMU.

Abey sustained an arm injury in the fourth quarter of last Thursday's loss to Temple. There's no current timetable for his return. Malcolm Perry is starting in his place on Saturday.
Nov 11 - 3:46 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey had his arm in a sling following Thursday's loss to Temple.

Abey was forced to the locker room in the fourth quarter after taking a big hit. The exact nature of his injury is currently unknown, but it looks to be an arm or shoulder issue. More information should come to light as Navy preps for their game against SMU, set for a week from Saturday.
Nov 3 - 1:25 PM

Navy junior QB Garret Jones completed 6-of-9 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-26 loss to Temple on Saturday.

Jones came in after starting quarterback Zach Abey exited with an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter, and provided some life to the Navy offense. He threw a 16-yard strike to Brandon Colon with 5:52 left in the fourth, and a few minutes later he found Tyler Carmona for an eight-yard strike to give pull the Midshipmen within a score at 34-26. If Abey is unable to play next week against SMU, Jones looks to be a competent -- and possibly better-throwing -- option for Navy going forward.
Nov 2 - 11:21 PM

Navy Junior QB Zach Abey left Thursday's game against Temple with an undisclosed injury.

Abey -- who was cleared to play in this game with a concussion -- took a huge hit from a Temple player in the fourth quarter, and exited to the locker room. Backup QB Garret Lewis took over for Abey after the injury. We should know more about Abey's injury after the game.
Source: SB Nation
Nov 2 - 11:01 PM


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