Quarterback Xavier Arline faked the handoff to the fullback and carried the ball down the line of scrimmage looking for an opening. There was none, and Arline was dropped for a 1-yard loss.
Arline dropped back to pass on third-and-10 and almost immediately had to scramble, desperately throwing the ball away before taking a sack.
That series was the norm for the Navy offense during Saturday’s service academy showdown against Air Force. The Midshipmen just could not muster many positive plays, due largely to an offensive line that got no movement whatsoever.
Inside linebacker Diego Fagot and the Navy defense did all it could to keep the contest close, but there was no overcoming a disastrous performance by the offense and special teams units.