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Navy Pulled Freshman Out Of Stands To Suit Up After Injury To QB Tago Smith

Navy starting quarterback Tago Smith went down with an apparent knee injury after a hot start to the game.

He was replaced by senior Will Worth, but Navy had to go to pretty unique measures to make sure it has the requisite quarterback depth for the game. Malcolm Perry had been watching the game with his fellow Midshipmen from the Brigade, but was called into the locker room to suit up after Smith went down.

The Smith injury is a tough one for the Midshipmen. The senior is finally playing after years behind superstar Keenan Reynolds, and is now on crutches during the first game of the season. He was 1-for-1 for 45 yards through the air, and ran 10 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns before leaving. Worth, also a senior, has six rushes for 22 yards and a score in his stead. Perry, a freshman from Tennessee, is listed third on the depth chart, along with sophomore Zach Abey. Navy leads Fordham 35-10 at the half. We hope Smith's injury is not too serious. Update: Apparently Perry did not dress initially due to illness.

He can't be too sick, however, because he got into the game after unexpectedly dressing.

Perry has four runs for 28 yards, with a 16-yard long rush. The Midshipmen lead Fordham 52-13 with 9:18 left in the game.