Navy pulls No. 4 quarterback from stands, helps Midshipmen crush Fordham
Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
Annapolis, MD, United States (4E Sports) – After starting quarterback Tago Smith went down with an injury in the second quarter, Navy pulled freshman and No. 4 quarterback Malcolm Perry out of the stands in its 52-16 win over FCS rival Fordham Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Perry was wearing his uniform whites while sitting in the brigade when Navy’s coaches decided to get him out of the stands.
The coaches also sent someone to get Perry’s uniform, which was inside the team’s locker room at the academy.
Perry didn’t dress for the game because he was sick earlier this week, missing practices Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Senior Will Worth took over the offense after Smith was hurt. Worth ran times for 22 yards with one touchdown and completed all three of his passes for 78 yards with one score.
With 38 seconds remaining in the third, Navy fielded Perry, who finished with 30 yards on seven rushing attempts.
Perry, who did not throw a pass, led a 10-play, 90-yard drive that Bennett Moehring capped with a 23-yard field goal in the fourth.
Smith, who replaced Keenan Reynolds as starter this season, ran 10 times for 97 yards with two touchdowns and completed his only pass attempt for 45 yards before he was hurt. The extent of his injury was not immediately known.
Sophomore Zach Abey , Navy’s No. 3 quarterback, was suspended from playing in the game.