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Navy downs Connecticut 28-24

Quarterback Will Worth scored two touchdowns as the Navy Midshipmen improved to 2-0 with a tough 28-24 victory over Connecticut on Saturday.

Navy had just 235 yards rushing and 365 total yards but the Mids withstood a late scoring threat at their own 1-yard line as  time ran in the game for the Huskies. Connecticut (1-1) quarterback Bryson Shirreffs completed an impressive 23-of-26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown.  

Mids quarterback Will Worth, who took over for injured starter Tago Smith last week, scored two touchdowns on a couple of 1-yard runs. 

Navy built a 21-0 second quarter lead but the Huskies stormed back taking the lead 24-21 on a field goal with nine minutes remaining in the contest.  Worth's second touchdown score, however, put the Mids back up 28-24.  

"I'm just really proud of our football team, we've got some great kids," said Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo.    "I'm just so fortunate to coach such great young men.  I say a lot of bad things to them but they keep coming back to practice every day."    

Next up for the Mids is a visit to New Orleans on Saturday to face Tulane.   The Green Wave (1-1) defeated Southern University 66-21 on Saturday.  


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