SMU Bowl Hopes Dashed By Navy Rout
DALLAS (AP) — Will Worth accounted for four touchdowns while becoming the first Navy quarterback with more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards passing in three consecutive games as the Midshipmen beat SMU 75-31 on Saturday.
Worth ran 15 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns, increasing his FBS-leading total to 25 rushing scores while playing only three quarters. The senior was 5 of 7 for 104 yards and the go-ahead TD just before halftime.
SMU (5-7, 3-5) missed a chance to become bowl eligible in its regular-season finale.
After Navy’s first lost fumble in five games led to a touchdown that put SMU up 24-21 late in the first half, the Midshipmen responded with 47 unanswered points.
Worth’s 8-yard TD pass to Jamir Tillman with 6 seconds left in the first half put the Midshipmen ahead to stay. They then scored twice in less than a minute right after halftime, on 255-yard fullback Shawn White’s 50-yard run and Justin North’s 25-yard interception return.