In a trend that spanned the entire season, the Navy made painful mistakes at key moments. The Mids took the lead, 35-27, after the second leg warm-up, but gave up a touchdown pass at 28 yards and converted to two points in the ensuing series. The Navy, even then, was poised for East Carolina to do – set a goal of winning the game. Fullback Tai Lavatai beat Mark Walker to complete his first knockdown in 3rd and 7th from the ECU’s 44-yard line, but he backed it out of bounds with less than three minutes to go. The Navy had to defeat.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/11/20/navy-east-carolina-ken-niumataolo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_homepage The Navy Fallen Wildly in East Carolina