NAVY 35, TEXAS STATE 21

At Media Day, it seemed like every other question asked of the players was about high expectations for this season. With 15 returning starters from a 9-win team, that didn’t come as much of a surprise. There wasn’t much we didn’t know about the Navy team back then. There certainly was on Saturday, though, with Tago Smith replacing an injured Keenan Reynolds at quarterback against Texas State. Now there was an element of the unknown. How would Navy react to its new signal caller? How well would Tago direct the offense?

Pretty well, as it turns out.

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Postgame Haiku, Vol. 77

No Keenan? Just win.
I don’t care how they do it.
Mission accomplished.

GAME WEEK: TEXAS STATE

Will he play?

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NAVY 31, TEMPLE 24

Saturday’s game between Navy and Temple was a matchup between a seasoned team with a 3rd-year starter at quarterback against another squad with a roster full of freshmen and sophomores. Unfortunately for Navy, there were moments where you couldn’t tell which description applied to which team.

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Postgame Haiku, Vol. 76

Defense did their jobs
Offense sort of did their jobs
They did Temple’s, too.

GAME WEEK: TEMPLE

You know, maybe I didn’t give Al Golden enough credit.

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OHIO STATE 34, NAVY 17

The prevailing mood in the wake of Saturday’s 34-17 loss to Ohio State seems to be one of, “wow, Navy played great! Imagine what they’ll do to the rest of their schedule!” I’m not quite there.

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