Saturday, November 03, 2012

Navy 14 - FAU 10, 2nd Quarter

On the second play of the second quarter, halfback Jonathan Wallace punched the ball into the end zone from 1-yard out to cap off a 15-play, 72-yard drive that took 7:58 off the clock.  FAU leads the Mids 7-0.

Navy started their first drive of the second quarter on their own 25 yard line.  They were able to gain 19 yards on five plays but were forced to punt with a fourth down and 1243

Beltran's second punt went only 18 yards.

FAU takes over on their own 38 yard line and drive to the Navy 36 yard line.  Junior Mitch Anderson kicked a 53 yard field goal to tie the FAU record for longest field goal that was set in 2007.

The Mids seem lethargic and are down 10-0.

Navy started their next drive at their own 16 yard line.  Freshman QB sparked the Midshipmen with a 48-yard run to the FAU 33.  A 22-yard pass to Ryan Williams-Jenkins took the ball to the FAU 11.  Two penalties and three plays later, Reynolds found Brandon Turner in the end zone with a 14-yard TD pass.  The Mids cut FAU's lead to 10-7 with 5:32 left in the quarter.

On FAU's next possession, a pass from Graham Wilbert to William Dukes for 39 yards took the Owls to the Navy 23.  Three plays later FAU faced a 4th and 2 on the Navy 15.  They chose to go for the first instead of kicking the chip shot field goal.  A pass from Wilbert to Wallace gained 0 yards and Navy took over on their own 15 on downs.

The momentum appears to be shifted towards the Mids.

Navy methodically moved the ball down the field against the Owls, with the key play being a 28-yard pass from Reynolds to Tyler Lynch to the FAU 43.  Five plays later, Reynolds found fullback Noah Copeland all alone on the left side and he was forced out of bounds at the FAU 5.  Two plays later Reynolds called his own number and ran to the right side into the end zone.  After Nick Sloan's PAT, Navy led 14-10 with 7 seconds remaining in the half.

Time expired in the second quarter and Navy has fought back to a 14-10 lead.