The harsh, brittle irony of what happened to the Navy football team Saturday is impossible to escape.
The Midshipmen got kicked right in their Cotton Bowl aspirations and — to make matters much, much worse — were divested of two of their best offensive players for the remainder of the season on the same first-half play.
So here is that irony: The loss of record-setting quarterback Will Worth and team co-captain Toneo Gulley was not the reason No. 19 Navy was overwhelmed by Temple, 34-10, in the American Athletic Conference title game. The Mids were well on their way to that ugly defeat already.
But the loss of those two starters for good and several other...