NCAAF Game Recap - Navy at Tulsa
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Navy 45, Tulsa 17

Oct 12, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Navy (4-1)

7

21

0

17

45

Tulsa (2-4)

3

0

7

7

17

Perry leads Navy over Tulsa 45-17
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:32 AM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Few people who watched the game would agree, but Malcolm Perry thought he didn't play well Saturday night.

Perry rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries to lead Navy to a 45-17 victory over Tulsa, but was still critical of his own performance.

"As far as executing the offense, seeing things clearly, making the right reads, just a little too much indecision," Perry said. "I wasn't too happy with my performance, but of course we got the win. I thought the offense as a whole played really well, so I'm happy about that, but overall, my personal play, I wasn't too pleased."

Jamale Carothers, Nelson Smith and C.J. Williams also scored rushing touchdowns for Navy (4-1, 2-1 American), which outscored Tulsa 21-0 in the second quarter to take control of the game. The Midshipmen snapped a 14-game losing streak in contests played outside of Annapolis, a stretch that dated back to their previous trip to Tulsa, a 31-21 victory on Sept. 30, 2017.

"I thought he did a lot of good things, he's leading our offense well," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said of Perry. "He's playing well, our defense is playing well, a lot of good things happening. That's how you get to 4-1. It's a great win for our football program, to come on the road. Tulsa's a good football team. I thought our defense played phenomenal. I'm really proud of our guys. It was a great team win."

Navy entered the day leading the nation in rushing with an average of 312 yards per game and added to that total in this one, gaining 388 yards on the ground. Out of 63 overall offensive plays, the Midshipmen ran the ball 58 times.

Zach Smith threw for 254 yards and a touchdown for Tulsa (2-4, 0-2), which lost its fifth straight game to Navy. JuanCarlos Santana had nine receptions for 98 yards.

"We let it get away from us in the first half. We had opportunities to make plays and didn't execute and get it done," Smith said. "That's on me, on us as an offense and the team as a whole."

THE TAKEAWAY

Navy: The Midshipmen's defense entered the day ranked 13th in the nation in rushing defense, giving up 90.3 yards per contest, and allowed Tulsa just 25 yards on the ground through the first half and 69 overall, 50 of which came on one drive early in the third quarter. Navy also ranked 12th in total defense before the game, allowing an average of 277 yards, and Tulsa gained just 99 in the first half and 174 through the first three quarters before ending up with 323 overall, adding more in the fourth quarter with the game already out of reach.

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane had several missed opportunities in the first quarter that might have made a difference. On their first possession, Jacob Rainey's 30-yard field goal attempt hit the left upright for Tulsa's fourth straight missed field goal attempt (three by Rainey). Then on Tulsa's third drive, after Rainey did connect on a career-long 41-yard field goal, it looked like Smith connected with Sam Crawford for a 98-yard touchdown pass. But following a lengthy review, the play ended up being called back when it was determined that Crawford stepped out of bounds before making the catch.

TURNING POINT

Even though it came late in the first quarter, it completely changed the direction of the contest. Leading 3-0 and backed up on its own 2-yard line, Tulsa appeared to have scored a touchdown when Smith hit Crawford with a 98-yard pass. After the play was nullified by the video review that showed Crawford stepping out of bounds before the catch, momentum swung Navy's way. Tulsa ended up punting, giving Navy a short field with the ball at the Golden Hurricane 48, and five plays later, Perry scored on a 29-yard run. The Midshipmen went on to score on each of their next three possessions while Tulsa had just three first downs and 47 yards of offense in the second quarter. Navy entered halftime with a commanding 28-3 advantage. "You got to be good and lucky, it's always the case," Niumatalolo said of the wiped out Tulsa touchdown. "The ball's got to bounce your way and that was big for us."

LAST WORD

"We knew it was going to be a really tough ball game coming in, they're very talented," Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery said of Navy. "We had opportunities early in the game to really try to establish something, get a lead, but this game kind of got away from us a little bit. And when you're playing someone like Navy, you get down and it makes it very difficult to come back with the way they are doing things and controlling the tempo."

UP NEXT

Navy returns home to Annapolis on Saturday to take on USF.

Tulsa goes on the road to face No. 25 Cincinnati on Saturday.

Passing

Navy Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Williams 1 1 100.0 0 26 26 0 118.8
M. Perry 4 2 50.0 0 9 9 0 56.3
Tuls Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Z. Smith 48 23 47.9 1 254 51 0 71.0

Rushing

Navy Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Perry 20 218 10.9 47 3
T. Maloy 5 58 11.6 22 0
Tuls Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Brooks 12 55 4.6 22 0
T. Wilkerson 3 9 3.0 4 0

Receiving

Navy Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Cooper 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Carothers 1 26 26.0 26 0
Tuls Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Santana 9 98 10.9 28 0
K. Stokes 3 64 21.3 51 0

Fumbles

Returning

Navy KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. Winn 0 - 0 0 3 8.7 0 11
C. Warren 2 15.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
Tuls KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Johnson 2 14.0 0 16 0 - 0 0
J. Santana 1 6.0 0 6 0 - 0 0

Punting

Navy Punt Yds Avg LgPu
O. White 5 219 43.8 48
Tuls Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Bennett 8 324 40.5 50

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Navy Tuls
Points For 45 17
Total Yards 423 323
Rushing Yards 388 69
Passing Yards 35 254
Passing Completions / Attempts 3/5 23/48
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 19 16
Penalties - Yards 4/35 10/51
Time Of Possession 21:21 39:39
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/12 8/21
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 5/44 8/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Navy Tuls
Tuls 7:31 FG Jacob Rainey 41 yd FG 0 3
Navy 14:51 TD Malcolm Perry 29 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 7 3
2nd Quarter Navy Tuls
Navy 5:54 TD CJ Williams 6 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 14 3
Navy 8:58 TD Nelson Smith 6 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 21 3
Navy 12:49 TD Malcolm Perry 35 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 28 3
3rd Quarter Navy Tuls
Tuls 2:42 TD Corey Taylor II 1 yd run (Jacob Rainey kick) 28 10
4th Quarter Navy Tuls
Navy 2:06 TD Malcolm Perry 3 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 35 10
Tuls 8:42 TD T.K. Wilkerson 12 yd pass from Zach Smith (Jacob Rainey kick) 35 17
Navy 11:13 FG Bijan Nichols 37 yd FG 38 17
Navy 12:48 TD Jamale Carothers 19 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 45 17

Game Information

Stadium: Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Attendance: 17,951
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