DALLAS (FWAA) – The Navy Midshipmen
overcame a 24-point second-half deficit to post the biggest comeback
in school history, stealing a 27-24 win at Tulane. Bijan Nichols'
33-yard field goal as time expired helped Navy (1-1) even its record
and earn the Reveal Suits National Team of the Week
honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 19 as selected by the
Football Writers Association of America.
This is the fifth time for Navy to earn the Team of the Week
honor and the first since 2016. All Division I FBS and FCS schools
are eligible to be selected. This is the 19th season for the FWAA
to award a Team of the Week.
Navy ran just two plays in Tulane territory in the first half
and looked as if it might suffer another blowout, trailing 24-0
at halftime after falling 55-3 to BYU in its opener. An interception
deep in its own territory turned the game when Cameron Kinley picked
off a pass at the Navy 3-yard line. Navy found its offensive rhythm
from there, scoring 16 points in the last parts of the third quarter
on two short Nelson Smith touchdowns and a safety. Navy outgained
Tulane 291-82 in the second half.
Tulane left the door open with five minutes left, failing to
convert a fourth-down pass at the Navy 32. Navy drove to the Tulane
16 from there to set up Nichols' kick. Jamale Carothers rushed for
127 yards on 25 carries, and quarterback Dalen Morris, the starter
in the opener but coming off the bench to replace Myles Fells here,
used six completions to gain 139 yards and a touchdown.
It was the second consecutive year that Nichols and Navy beat
Tulane on a field goal as time expired. The Midshipmen won 41-38
in Annapolis last year on Nichols' 48-yarder.
The other Reveal Suits National Team of the Week nominees for
the weekend of Sept. 19 are:
• Marshall (2-0): The Thundering Herd shut
down No. 23 App State, 17-7, to earn their first win over a
ranked team in 17 years and the first win against a Top 25 team
at home in 44 seasons. Marshall kept App State scoreless twice
after it advanced inside the Marshall 10-yard line in the fourth
quarter, which resulted in App State's lowest point total since
moving into the FBS in 2014.
• Miami (2-0): The Hurricanes had 485 yards
of offense in a 47-34 win at No. 20 Louisville in their ACC
opener. Making his second start at Miami, quarterback D'Eriq
King finished with 325 passing yards on 18-of-30 with three
touchdowns and no interceptions. Running back Cam'ron Harris
finished with 134 rushing yards on nine carries, including a
career-long 75-yard touchdown run on Miami's first offensive
play of the second half.
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The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key
executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas
that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.
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