NCAAF Game Recap - Navy at Connecticut
Fri Nov 1, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Navy 56, Connecticut 10

Nov 1, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Navy (7-1)

14

14

14

14

56

Connecticut (2-7)

7

3

0

0

10

Midshipmen stay afloat in AAC title race with rout of UConn
Sat Nov 2, 2019 12:32 AM

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Quarterback Malcolm Perry and Navy have inserted themselves into the mix for a New Year's Six bowl game.

Perry ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 165 yards and another score Friday night in leading the Midshipmen to a 56-10 rout of UConn on national television.

It was the fifth straight 100-yard rushing game for the senior, who eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the third consecutive season.

The win keeps the Midshipmen (7-1, 5-1 American) within striking distance of undefeated No. 15 SMU in the AAC West Division, with games against Notre Dame and the Mustangs on the horizon.

"We haven't done much yet," said Perry. "We've got some great competitors coming up in a few weeks. All we've done so far is put ourselves in a great position."

Perry scored on his first carry, spinning past the line of scrimmage and going 58 yards down the numbers on the right side of the field. He also had a 58-yard touchdown pass in the first half, hitting sophomore receiver Mychal Cooper down the middle. It was one of just six passes thrown by Perry, who completed three of them, all for more than 30 yards.

"He walks around like he's a plebe; the most humble kid," said Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo. "But back to back to back thousand-yards rushing and we're not over yet. He's doing great things running our offense."

Freshman Jack Zergiotis threw for 205 yards and a touchdown for UConn (2-7, 0-5), but had three turnovers including two first-half interceptions that led to Navy scoring drives including the Cooper touchdown. He first pick set Navy up on a 49-yard Navy drive that ended with a 13-yard run up the gut by Jamale Carothers. The sophomore fullback added touchdown runs of 23 and 6 yards in the second half.

The Huskies were still in the game with a first down on Navy's 2-yard line and less than a minute to play in the first half. But Jacob Springer Jr. forced a Zergiotis fumble on third down and the Midshipmen led 28-10 at intermission.

"When you have the opportunities that we had in the first half and don't take advantage of them, it makes it hard to try and come back," said UConn coach Randy Edsall. "We just didn't play very well."

Navy finished with 573 yards of offense, including 408 on the ground.

Kevin Mensah had 107 yards rushing for UConn.

THE TAKEAWAY

Navy: Perry becomes the second player in Navy history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in three straight seasons, joining Keenan Reynolds who accomplished the feat in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

"That's somebody I looked up to a lot coming into the recruiting process," said Perry. "We're from the same area. I always used to watch him, and he had a great career. So, to be mentioned in the same sentence is amazing, but that's something I'm going to focus on after the season."

UConn: The Huskies losing streak against American Athletic Conference opponents is now 16. UConn snapped a 22-game losing streak against all opponents from the Bowl Subdivision last week with a win over UMass.

SCORING MACHINE

Carothers now has nine touchdowns in four games this season, seven in the last two including six on the ground.

"My offensive line is blocking very well, and my coaches are calling great plays; I'm just reaping the benefits of it," he said.

SECOND CHANCE PICK

Navy defensive end Jackson Perkins had a second-quarter interception, one play after dropping a ball that hit him in the hands.

"The first time, I was covering the back and I didn't think the quarterback would throw it, because I was right there, so I was kind of surprised by it," he said. "But, the second one, somehow I had a feeling he was going to throw it again."

UP NEXT

Navy: The Midshipmen are off until Nov. 16, when they visit South Bend, Indiana, for their annual game against Notre Dame.

"The stage is set," Perry said. "I don't think there's much we need to do to motivate the guys in the locker room. We'll be ready to go."

UConn: The Huskies travel to Cincinnati a week from Saturday to face the East Division leading Bearcats.

Passing

Navy Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Perry 6 3 50.0 1 165 74 0 135.4
UConn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Zergiotis 34 16 47.1 1 205 53 2 51.7

Rushing

Navy Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Perry 11 108 9.8 58 2
N. Smith 5 86 17.2 77 1
UConn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Mensah 26 107 4.1 26 0
A. Thompkins 4 13 3.3 10 0

Receiving

Navy Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Mitchell 1 74 74.0 74 0
M. Cooper 1 58 58.0 58 1
UConn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Hairston 1 53 53.0 53 0
C. Ross 6 38 6.3 14 0

Fumbles

UConn F FL
J. Zergiotis 1 1

Returning

Navy KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. Winn 1 22.0 0 22 1 6.0 0 6
UConn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Thompkins 5 19.6 0 25 0 - 0 0

Punting

Navy Punt Yds Avg LgPu
O. White 2 79 39.5 40
UConn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Magliozzi 5 229 45.8 54

Takeaways

Navy Int Yds InTD
J. Perkins 1 10 0
C. Garnes 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Navy UConn
Points For 56 10
Total Yards 573 313
Rushing Yards 408 108
Passing Yards 165 205
Passing Completions / Attempts 3/6 16/34
Turnovers 0 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 24 21
Penalties - Yards 4/47 6/56
Time Of Possession 7:07 53:53
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/9 4/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 2/40 5/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Navy UConn
Navy 3:26 TD Malcolm Perry 58 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 7 0
UConn 6:16 TD Art Thompkins 10 yd pass from Jack Zergiotis (Clayton Harris kick) 7 7
Navy 12:33 TD Jamale Carothers 13 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter Navy UConn
UConn 1:29 FG Clayton Harris 40 yd FG 14 10
Navy 6:29 TD Nelson Smith 1 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 21 10
Navy 10:11 TD Mychal Cooper 58 yd pass from Malcolm Perry (Bijan Nichols kick) 28 10
3rd Quarter Navy UConn
Navy 4:56 TD Malcolm Perry 2 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 35 10
Navy 9:47 TD Jamale Carothers 23 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 42 10
4th Quarter Navy UConn
Navy 1:09 TD Jamale Carothers 6 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 49 10
Navy 11:44 TD Perry Olsen 1 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 56 10

Game Information

Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut
Attendance: 16,659
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