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Ken Niumatalolo
Bye week comes at opportune time for Navy
Bye week comes at opportune time for Navy

Listening to head coach Ken Niumatalolo along with captains Noah Copeland and Parrish Gaines on Saturday, it sounds like Navy is a football team in need of a week off. Navy has a bye next Saturday, and Niumatalolo said after Saturday's convincing victory over Virginia Military Institute that it comes at a welcome time. The Midshipmen (3-4) had a tough first half of the season beginning with the season opener against now No. 13 Ohio State and ending with a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of service academy rival Air Force. Saturday's 51-14 rout of VMI was a positive start to the second half of the regular season, but Navy will have to play a much better brand of football in...