"I thought he played great under the circumstances," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "He came in and played well against a very aggressive defense."
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Niumatalolo said it forced the Midshipmen to take everything they did during the summer to "the 13th degree," from the way they ate to the way they stretched to the way they studied in team meetings.
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