The Commander-In-Chief’s Most Valuable Player is a weekly award that Against All Enemies does to honor the midshipman or cadet who proves their worth on the football field. Naturally, this superlative will often go to a player whose team won on that given week. Due to Army West Point losing, 17-8, to Western Kentucky, this narrowed down the options to cadets from Air Force and midshipmen from Navy.
Kyle Johnson, a starting inside linebacker for the Falcons, played well with five tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown. Additionally, Timothy Jackson rushed for 117 yards on 20 carries and scored a touchdown. Both players contributed significantly to Air Force’s win over Fresno State.
However, neither of these performances compared to that of Navy’s, Malcolm Perry.
Perry rushed for an amazing 218 yards with a long of 47 yards. On his 20 carries, he found the endzone three times, which contributed to Navy’s dominant performance against Tulsa in an away conference matchup. He passed the 200 yard mark for the fourth time in his Navy career.
We aren’t the only ones to recognize this phenomenal performance by the senior quarterback. Malcolm Perry was also named AAC Offensive Player of the Week. He will look to eclipse the 3,000 career rushing yard mark this upcoming weekend as the Midshipmen welcome the USF Bulls to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy is now 4-1 on the year, which is a complete turnaround from 2018. The Midshipmen look like they are well on their way to a successful season.