Navy Midshipmen had a terrible and forgettable game and offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper has this to say — Mama said there’d be days like this.
This is the first appearance of Navy in the conference title where they got controlled and dominated by Temple from start to finish with a 34-10 score. Navy was gunning on playing in the Cotton Bowl but it looked dim right from the start.
The Midshipmen got defeated physically and emotionally and started the game trailing 21-0, against the Black Knights.
Quarterback Will Worth was injured early in the game when he later said he heard something pop and after that he cannot put any weight on his feet after running just four yards on his 263rd carry. He is the second quarterback for the Navy Midshipmen that had been injured, Tago Smith the starting quarterback tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter of the season opener, ran four yards on his 263rd carry of the fall.
On Will Worth’s leg — I thought I heard a pop. I tried one more play, but I couldn’t put any weight on it.
On the same play that injured Will Worth, Navy’s offensive captain slotback Toneo Gulley also got injured and has this to say — I felt some pops here and there. He shook his head. Crazy.
Both Will Worth and Toneo Gulley are very important players for the Midshipmen and having them on the bech easily lost their chances. Both of them felt bad about it —
“It was very emotional. For both of us.”
Both players upon x-ray revealed they had broken bone in their foot.
Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo has this to say —
It was just a good old-fashioned butt-whipping. It starts with me as the head coach, and you have to give credit to [Temple Coach] Matt [Rhule] because his team was prepared.
Temple lost 28-13 against Army and allowed them to run 342 yards. Navy was held to only 168 yards.
This is a sweet revenge for Temple, as 19 years ago Temple lost against Navy 47-19 and now they reversed the final results Navy badly beaten.