Navy kicker Jon Teague had an increasingly familiar sensation when he trudged away from Saturday's 21-20 loss to Rutgers.
It's challenging enough to play one sport at the Naval Academy.
Five games into the season, Rutgers is full of surprises.
It was warm Monday on Rip Miller Field — almost too warm for a college football team to be facing its most crucial crossroads in nearly a decade.
It wasn't a pleasant memory, but Navy fullback Alexander Teich discussed it anyway Monday. After all, Teich won't soon forget when coach Ken Niumatalolo informed him he would be suspended for a game.
Navy entered Saturday's game having just hurdled the haunting memory of the botched extra point attempt that handed them a one-point loss against Air Force a week earlier. After another seemingly benign field goal kick went awry against Southern Miss, they'll have to do it all over again this week.
Ken Niumatalolo was seething Tuesday, an uncommon state for the typically laid-back Navy football coach.
Senior fullback Alexander Teich is unlikely to play in Saturday's game against Southern Mississippi as part of a team disciplinary matter, coach Ken Niumatalolo said Wednesday.
Navy endured a year of misery after losing to Air Force last season.