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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

Navy sophomore QB Zach Abey rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries while throwing for 159 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 48-45 loss to Louisiana Tech in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

Navy's offense doesn't cater to the pass generally. That assumption worked to Abey's favor on his lone touchdown pass of the contest, as he hit Darryl Bonner for a 64-yard score in the opening seconds of the second quarter. Abey would find the end zone (via the rush) from two yards out just minutes later to give the Midshipmen a 21-17 advantage, but Louisiana Tech would come right back with a score of their own to retake the lead. While Navy managed to tie the game several times from that point on, they would never again hold a lead. In two starts filling in for the injured Will Worth to close out the 2016 campaign, Abey rushed for 187 yards, passed for 248 and accounted for five total touchdowns.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Navy sophomore QB Zach Abey rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for 89 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 21-17 loss to Army.

Making his first collegiate start, Abey was predictably shaky in places. The Midshipmen turned it over three times in the first (including a pair of Abey interceptions) and trailed 14-0 at the break. They came out sharp in the second half, though. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Abey would rev the engine on the comeback trail, with his most impressive work coming on a winding 41-yard scoring run with 12:42 remaining in the fourth quarter. That would boost Navy to a 17-14 advantage, but Army came roaring back with an answering score to take a 21-17 lead. They ultimately came away victorious by that score. Barring a rapid Will Worth comeback from a broken foot, Abey figures to start against Louisiana Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl on December 23.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Navy sophomore QB Zach Abey will start against Army on Saturday.

It took quite the long, winding road to reach this point. Abey sat at third-string on the depth chart entering the 2016 season. Initial starter Tago Smith tore his ACL in the opener, though, ceding way to Will Worth. Worth went on to put in a phenomenal season before breaking his foot against Temple last Saturday. Enter the 6-foot-2, 218-pound Abey, now. "It's definitely a lot of pressure and a huge responsibility," he said of his first start. "Right now, all I can do is focus on the preparation and make sure my mind is right." In very limited action this year, Abey has rushed for 197 yards (7.6 YPC) and two touchdowns on 26 carries while completing 7-of-13 passes for 104 yards and an 0/2 TD/INT ratio.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 03:22:00 PM

Navy senior SB Toneo Gulley has been ruled out for the year with a broken bone in his foot.

Incredibly, Gulley and starting QB Will Worth -- Navy's two best offensive players -- were both lost for the season to injury on the same play early in the second quarter of last weekend's American Athletic Conference championship game loss to Temple. "Losing two of our best players on the same play, in a championship game, the week before Army?" Gulley said. "You can’t ever imagine that. But resilience, fighting through, relying on the next guy up — that’s the story of our season." , Gulley's teammates are currently preparing for Saturday's epic date at M&T Bank Stadium, the site of this year’s annual Army-Navy game.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo announced that senior QB Will Worth (foot) is out for the season.

The senior quarterback finished with 1,196 yards and 25 touchdowns on the ground, and also topped the 1,000-yard mark passing. Slotback Toneo Gulley was injured on the same play as Worth (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) in the American Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday against Temple. "I came in here and (Gulley) had just gotten the bad news. I used the same X-Ray machine and I got bad news as well," Worth said. "It was a tough time in there." Navy plays archrival Army on Saturday before traveling to the Armed Forces Bowl to close out the season on Dec. 23. Former No. 3 quarterback Zach Abey will close out the year as starter.
Source: Fanrag
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Navy senior QB Will Worth (ankle) was knocked out of the game in the second quarter of Saturday's tilt against Temple.

Worth got hurt during the third drive and didn't return to the field until hobbling to the sidelines on crutches. Sophomore No. 2 quarterback Zach Abey went 7-of-13 passing for 104 yards and two interceptions, adding 70 yards on the ground. Temple's resounding win put an end to Navy's 15-game home winning streak. After licking their wounds, the Mids will play their annual Army-Navy game in Baltimore next Saturday.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 03:53:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 06:59:00 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.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 03:48:00 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.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 02:56:00 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.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 10:53:00 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!
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 02:53:00 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.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 07:22:00 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.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 07:03:00 PM

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