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Navy defense made improvement against East Carolina, coordinator Brian Newberry says

Brian Newberry believes the Navy defense took a big step forward during Saturday’s 27-23 victory over East Carolina.

The Pirates piled up 372 total yards but were limited to two touchdowns and three field goals. Those numbers did not seem demonstrably better than the previous game when Navy gave up 29 points on 407 total yards in beating Temple, but the second-year defensive coordinator saw a lot to like.

“I thought that was the most solid game we’ve played all-around. I was really proud of some of the improvements we made,” Newberry said during his weekly media session Tuesday.