NCAAF Game Recap - Navy at Houston
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:00 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Navy 56, Houston 41

Nov 30, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(24) Navy (9-2)

21

7

14

14

56

Houston (4-8)

14

13

7

7

41

Jamale Carothers helps No. 24 Navy beat Houston 56-41
Sun Dec 1, 2019 12:11 AM

HOUSTON (AP) Jamale Carothers finished one rushing touchdown shy of tying the American Conference record.

He didn't care. Following the high-scoring affair against Houston, Carothers and Navy were just happy to walk out with the victory.

Carothers rushed for career highs of 188 yards and five touchdowns, Malcolm Perry ran for 146 yards and a touchdown and No. 24 Navy beat Houston 56-41 on Saturday night.

Carothers scored on runs of 8, 17, 19, 29 and 75 yards, and CJ Williams and Tyreek King-El also rushed for touchdowns for Navy (9-2, 7-1 American).

"When you're going with the fullback, obviously Jamale did a fabulous job," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "The O-line did a great job of blocking, and he did a great job of running. ... He's so versatile what he can do."

The Midshipmen ran for 447 yards and Navy outgained Houston (4-8, 2-6) 554-527.

"Any given night, whatever the defense gives us, we will take," Perry said. "Whatever they don't give us, we will work our hardest to get it. We have weapons all over the field, and we are not one-dimensional. We can move the ball."

Perry, who also threw for 107 yards, set a school record with his ninth 100-yard rushing game this season and tied a school record with his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing game.

"It was a little more high-scoring than what we're used to," Perry said. "The offense went out there, executed, found a way to outscore them. At the end of the day, that's all that matters."

Houston's Clayton Tune threw for 393 yards, a career-high four touchdowns and four interceptions and rushed for 61 yards.

Marquez Stevenson had eight catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns, and Tre'von Bradley caught three passes for 99 yards and a touchdown for Houston.

Courtney Lark had a 26-yard touchdown reception, and Patrick Carr had a 5-yard touchdown rushing touchdown for Houston.

Houston finished 4-8, the worst record for the Cougars since finishing 3-8 in 2004. Coach Dana Holgorsen finished with his second career losing record after going 4-8 in 2013 at West Virginia.

"Any time you have a losing season, you're ready to turn the page," Holgorsen said. "We knew that this was coming to an end for about three weeks. A lot of teams would have thrown the towel in, and our guys didn't. That's program building character. There will be a lot of things we can come back on. Our team knows where we are at and where we are going."

After Houston closed to 35-34 with 5:48 left in the third, Carothers upped the lead to eight with a 29-yard rushing touchdown with 2 minutes remaining and, after Kevin Brennan intercepted Tune's pass in the end zone, King-El capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive with a 21-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes left to increase the lead to 49-34.

THE TAKEAWAY

Navy: The Midshipmen went 5 for 10 on third downs and were 1 for 3 on fourth downs and were stopped twice inside their own 30. Navy forced five turnovers and converted it into 21 points. Navy's four interceptions were the most since recording four against Wake Forest on Sept. 27, 2008.

"When you have some moron coach, who is going for it on the 18-yard line or whatever it was twice, I thought we could get it," Niumatalolo said. "To the defense's credit, they came up with some big turnovers against a very potent offense. They made some key interceptions."

Houston: The Cougars played well again, but the five turnovers were costly. Houston went 4 for 10 on third downs and 3 for 3 on fourth downs. The Cougars went 0-6 against ranked teams this season.

"We didn't give up on the season," Holgorsen said. "We didn't quit coaching. We didn't quit practicing. We didn't quit preparing. We didn't quit playing. Ever. Not in 12 games."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Navy should move up in the poll following the win.

UP NEXT

Navy plays Army in Philadelphia on Dec. 14.

Houston's season is over.

Passing

Navy Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Perry 4 2 50.0 0 107 60 0 95.8
Hou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Tune 35 23 65.7 4 393 67 4 102.1

Rushing

Navy Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Carothers 18 188 10.4 75 5
M. Perry 18 146 8.1 54 1
Hou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Tune 11 61 5.5 23 0
P. Carr 12 56 4.7 19 1

Receiving

Navy Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Makekau 1 60 60.0 60 0
J. Carothers 1 47 47.0 47 0
Hou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Stevenson 8 133 16.6 47 2
T. Bradley 3 99 33.0 67 1

Fumbles

Hou F FL
M. Stevenson 1 0

Returning

Navy KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Williams 1 1.0 0 1 0 - 0 0
Hou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Creamer 1 -2.0 0 0 0 - 0 0
J. Daulong 1 2.0 0 0 0 - 0 0

Punting

Navy Punt Yds Avg LgPu
O. White 2 76 38.0 41

Takeaways

Navy Int Yds InTD
C. Bankston 1 9 0
K. Brennan 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Navy Hou
Points For 56 41
Total Yards 554 527
Rushing Yards 447 134
Passing Yards 107 393
Passing Completions / Attempts 2/4 23/35
Turnovers 0 5
Interceptions Thrown 0 4
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/1
First Downs 20 21
Penalties - Yards 2/15 2/19
Time Of Possession 26:26 34:34
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/10 4/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/3 3/3
Punts - Average Yards 2/38 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Navy Hou
Hou 1:29 TD Tre'von Bradley 67 yd pass from Clayton Tune (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 0 7
Navy 5:39 TD Jamale Carothers 8 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 7 7
Navy 7:28 TD Jamale Carothers 17 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 14 7
Hou 12:47 TD Patrick Carr 5 yd run (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 14 14
Navy 13:26 TD Malcolm Perry 15 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 21 14
2nd Quarter Navy Hou
Hou 1:28 TD Marquez Stevenson 5 yd pass from Clayton Tune (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 21 21
Navy 5:22 TD CJ Williams 3 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 28 21
Hou 8:16 FG Dalton Witherspoon 27 yd FG 28 24
Hou 13:56 FG Dalton Witherspoon 29 yd FG 28 27
3rd Quarter Navy Hou
Navy 0:11 TD Jamale Carothers 75 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 35 27
Hou 9:12 TD Courtney Lark 26 yd pass from Clayton Tune (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 35 34
Navy 12:54 TD Jamale Carothers 29 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 42 34
4th Quarter Navy Hou
Navy 5:08 TD Tyreek King-El 18 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 49 34
Hou 9:10 TD Marquez Stevenson 22 yd pass from Clayton Tune (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 49 41
Navy 11:34 TD Jamale Carothers 19 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 56 41

Game Information

Stadium: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 22,824
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