"It felt good to get that interception just for these guys, for my team, my brotherhood," Gaines said, smiling to reveal a mouthful of braces. "That probably was one of the best moments of my life right there."
"Playing those two big-name teams two years ago, I felt like that helped us for today," Navy co-captain Parrish Gaines said Saturday. "I was playing in that [opening] game, and also there were some other seniors that were playing in that game. I feel like they knew how we had to compete in practice to start out in a game like, and they got everybody else ready."