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Navy junior QB Zach Abey rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns on 37 attempts while completing 1-of-7 passes for 20 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 30-27 loss to Memphis.

Abey failed when putting the ball in the air, but as tends to be the case with the junior, he excelled as a rushing threat in Navy's triple-option attack. The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder has put up sizzling numbers on the ground for the season as a whole, having now rushed for 1,046 yards and 12 touchdowns in six games. He has surpassed 100 yards rushing in all six of those contests and is very much in play to surpass 2,000 yards rushing for the campaign if he stays on his current track.
Oct 14 - 8:34 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 29 attempts while completing 4-of-11 passes for 86 yards and two scores in Saturday's 48-45 win over Air Force.

Navy improves to 5-0. The only reason they remain undefeated is Abey, who was forced to rally the Midshipmen to a last-second touchdown (a 16-yard pass to Tyler Carmona with :15 seconds left) after Navy's defense collapsed in the second half. Abey has rushed for 108 yards or more in every game, topped 200 yards rushing twice (which ties a school record) and scored multiple rushing touchdowns in four of five contests.
Oct 7 - 7:39 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns on 36 attempts while completing 3-of-4 passes for 90 yards in Saturday's 31-21 win over Tulsa.

Abey put in two of his three rushing touchdowns in the second quarter as Navy came storming back after falling into an early 14-0 hole. He has yet to post a down performance this season, having rushed for at least 100 yards in all four of Navy's games to date. The junior has accounted for 10 total touchdowns on the year.
Sep 30 - 8:43 PM

Navy junior RB Tre Walker (knee) will miss the rest of the season.

Walker (5'9/190) picked up the injury against Cincinnati in the second quarter of last week's game. With Darryl Bonner questionable and listed as a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Tulsa, it creates a serious depth issue for the Midshipmen. It could mean more touches for players like John Brown III.
Sep 28 - 8:45 PM

Navy senior SB Darryl Bonner (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Tulsa.

Bonner (5'7/178) sat out most of last week's game against Cincinnati with the high-ankle sprain. Trey Walker is out for the season, so it's unclear who will start behind in the split back position for the Midshipmen.
Source: Ava Wallace
Sep 28 - 8:38 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in Saturday's 42-32 win over Cincinnati.

He threw only three times, but he had two completions for 53 yards and a touchdown on those tosses. Abey has completed only nine passes all year, but he's averaging over 11.0 YPA as defenses have been forced to crowd the box to stop him as a runner. Even against those boxes, Abey has run for over 100 yards in all three games during Navy's 3-0 start.
Sep 23 - 6:54 PM

Navy senior SB Darryl Bonner (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Cincinnati.

Bonner required the use of crutches after going down injured against Tulane last weekend. Tre Walker will start in his place at slotback.
Sep 23 - 3:33 PM

Navy senior SB Darryl Bonner (undisclosed) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Cincinnati.

Bonner (5'7/178) is a starter at slotback in Navy's triple-option. He was injured neared the end of last weekend's win over Tulane and required the use of crutches after he left the field of play. If he is unable to play against the Bearcats on Saturday, junior Tre Walker will start in his place.
Sep 22 - 10:15 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey rushed for 108 yards on 29 carries in Saturday's 23-21 win over Tulane.

He added 132 yards through the air with a touchdown and an interception. Abey is barely completing 30-percent of his passes, but Navy won't care if he keeps running like this. The junior has run for 343 yards during Navy's 2-0 start.
Sep 9 - 6:50 PM

Navy junior QB Zach Abey rushed for 235 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries in Friday's 42-19 win over FAU.

Abey was the offensive star in this one, repeatedly slicing through FAU's hapless defense for long runs. He finished up averaging 7.3 YPC in the win. When asked to throw, he managed just three completions in 10 attempts, though he did make those count -- they went for 110 yards. This season will be Abey's first as a full-time starter after he made a two-start cameo a year ago while stepping up for an injured Will Worth. A showdown with Tulane awaits Abey and company next time out as they look to settle into the groove of the season.
Sep 2 - 2:10 AM

Navy OC Ivin Jasper will take a leave of absence following his son's hospitalization.

Jasper's son was hospitalized on Friday with an undisclosed critical condition. Midshipmen HC Ken Niumatalolo said that "nobody has been more instrumental to the success of our football program than Ivin Jasper," adding, "[o]ur thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now." Jasper has been with Navy for the past 18 seasons. While he attends to this scary situation, run-game coordinator and OL coach Ashley Ingram will serve as offensive coordinator.
Aug 7 - 12:28 PM

The Capital Gazette's Bill Wagner writes that Navy senior FB Chris High "has all the physical tools and has impressed the coaching staff by running with a purpose."

High (6'0/224) started eight games last season, missing three due to injury. He started out 2016 with a bang -- rushing for 176 yards and two scores against Fordham in the opener -- and went on to finish second on the team with 546 rushing yards (6.4 YPC) and seven touchdowns last season.
Jul 24 - 6:23 PM

Former NC State HC Tom O'Brien has joined Navy's radio broadcast team as a color analyst.

O'Brien graduated from Navy, where he played defensive end, in 1971. He also got his initial start in coaching with the Midshipmen, after which he went on to serve as head coach at both Boston College (1997-06) and North Carolina State (2007-12). In a statement, O'Brien said, "After a 25-year sabbatical from the Naval Academy I am thrilled to return to Annapolis and be a part of the radio team. I am honored that Chet Gladchuk thought of me for this position when it came open." O'Brien is taking over for Omar Nelson, who has taken a job as Navy's football recruiting coordinator.
Jun 29 - 8:05 PM

Navy QB Will Worth (foot) accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

Unfortunately, Worth will not be able to play the game due to the foot injury he sustained in the AAC Championship Game. Worth is an option quarterback not likely to hang in the NFL.
Jan 18 - 2:06 PM

FootballScoop reports that Navy HC Ken Niumatalolo is "considered a strong candidate" for the Cal HC position.

Per the report, Niumatalolo has already been contacted by Cal. We are huge fans of Niumatalolo and believe he would be a slam dunk hire for the Golden Bears. His triple-option offense could do some serious damage in the Pac-12. That system is essentially the polar opposite of deposed HC Sonny Dykes' Air Raid. Stay tuned.
Jan 11 - 3:31 PM


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