Navy gets dismantled in college football opener 42-3
Today marks the opening of college football and it started out with a matchup between Navy and 13th ranked Notre Dame in the cloudy element of Ireland. With a full stadium of fans and the buzz building around the return of football, it was a sight to see.
After having a 4-8 season last year, Navy wanted to start off their season the right way. With so many questions surrounding their QB position, it was going to be interesting to see what QB was going to have the start today against a tough Notre Dame team. Tai Lavatai got the started and it was a horrific half for the youngster did not complete any passes but had some decent plays on the ground. Navy's offense was one dimensional. They kept the ball on the ground and never really attempted to throw the ball down the field. Things went bad to worse for Navy as they attempted a field goal to stop the 21-0 bleeding before half and it went wide right. Navy went into the half with only one pass attempt in the half and 116 yards on the ground. Lavatai finished the game 1 for 4 for 2 yards and 19 yards on the ground.
You would think that Navy would throw the ball down the field more in the second half, but that was not the case. Notre Dame literally sucked the soul out of Midshipmen, throwing and rushing for touchdowns. At the start of the fourth quarter, Navy was looking at a 42-0 deep grave. Their confidence was low and it seemed like the offensive strategy for the rest of the day was running the ball and trying to gain some type of confidence to build off for their next game.