Saturday, October 21, 2017

UCF 31 - Navy 21 - Final

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6:40 - The clock runs out and Navy falls to #20 UCF, 31-21.  Navy travels to Temple on November 2 to take on the Owls on a Thursday night.

6:39 - Lewis’s 4th down attempt is picked off by Brandon Moore.  Several penalty flags will bring the ball bacl to the UCF 39.  The Knights have the ball with 0:52 remaining in the game.

6:38 - Lewis throws two incomplete passes and Navy faces a 4th down.

6:37 - Lewis completes a 17 yard pass to Carmona to the 29.

6:36 - UCF punts the ball on 4th down and the ball is fair caught at the Navy 13.  The Mids have the ball with 1:29 left in the game down 10.

6:33 - With 2:21 remaining in the game, Navy uses their last timeout.  UCF has the ball at the Navy 40.

6:28 - Navy fails on a 4th down attempt and UCF takes over on downs at the Navy 44.  The Mids train UCF 31-21 with 2:34 remaining in the game.  Navy has 2 time outs remaining.

6:26 - Malcolm Perry returns the kick off to the Navy 35 yard line.

6:21 - Anderson carries the ball 10 yards for a UCF TD.  The PAT was good and UCF now leads Navy, 31-21 with 3:30 remaining.  UCF’s scoring drive was 7-54-3:37.

6:20 - UCF picks up a 1st down at the Navy 11 with 4:28 remaining.

6:18 - Otis Anderson carries the ball 26 yards to the Navy 24.

6:14 - Bonner took a pitch from Lewis and was crushed, forcing a Navy fumble.  UCF has the ball on their own 46 with 7:07 remaining in the game.

6:13 - Navy takes a timeout facing a 3rd and 5 at the UCF 38.  This will be four down territory for the Mids.

6:10 - Gargiulo carries the ball for 12 yards for a big Navy first down in UCF territory.  8:49 remains in the game.

6:08 - Navy’s Micah Thomas picks off a UCF pass and returns it to the UCF 40.  A penalty moves the ball back to the Navy 45 yard line.  1st down Navy with 10:08 remaining in the game.

6:05 - Milton completes a 14 yard pass to Killins, Jr. to the 44 yard line.

6:04 - UCF 1st and 10 at their own 25.

6:00 - Anthony Gargiulo carries the ball 7 yards for a Navy TD.  Moehring’s PAT was good and Navy cuts into UCF’s lead, 24-21 with 12:50 remaining in the game.  Navy’s scoring drive was 10-75-4:51.

5:58 - Lewis completes a 30 yard pass to Bonner to the UCF 20.

5:53 - That’s the end of the third quarter.  UCF leads Navy, 24-14.  Navy has the ball 1st and 10 at midfield.

5:50 - Navy takes over 1st and 10 at their won 25 yard line down 10.

5:49 - Abey is back on the field in a ball cap and wearing a head set.  It looks like the junior QB is done for the game.

5:46 - Matthew Wright kicks a 35 yard field goal to cap off a 12-45-4:14 drive for UCF.  The Knights lead Navy, 24-14 with 2:41 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

5:42 - Milton completed a 24 yard pass to Snelson to the Navy 22 for a UCF first down.

5:35 - Navy is stopped on a fourth down attempt.  UCF takes over on their own 37.  Lewis had 3 carries for 8 yards on his first drive of the game.

5:31 - Zach Abey being taken to the locker room.  He’s walking under his own power.

5:26 - Navy starts their drive on their own 25 yard line down by a TD with 11:30 remaining in the 3rd quarter.  Abey takes a hard hit on the first drive and is down on the field.  Garret Lewis in at QB for Navy.

5:22 - Killins, Jr. answers Navy with a 79 yard TD run and UCF regains the lead, 21-14.  UCF’s scoring drive was 1-79-0:15.

5:19 - Abey has 19 pass completions this year, and 6 of them are touchdowns.

5:17 - Abey completes a 75 yard TD pass to Perry and Navy ties the game with a Moehring PAT.  Navy and UCF are tied, 14-14 with 12:23 remaining in the third quarter.  Navy’s scoring drive was 5-85-2:37.

5:14 - Malcolm Perry runs the kickoff out of the end zone to the Navy 15 where the Mids have a 1st and 10.

5:10 - Both teams are back on the field preparing for the second half.  Navy will receive the second half kickoff.

4:53 - UCF completes a pass to the Navy 28 and Matthew White missed a 45 yard FG attempt as time expired.  UCF leads Navy at halftime, 14-7.

4:52 - UCF calls a timeout with 0:06 remaining in the half and a 3rd and 10 at the Navy 48.

4:50 - Abey has a pass tipped and intercepted by Kyle Gibson.  Milton completes a pass to Anderson to the Navy 48.

4:49 - Malcolm Perry carries the ball 30 yards for an apparent Navy TD, but the play was called back on a holding call against the Mids.

4:47 - Abey now has 21 carries in the game while the rest of the team has 8 combined.  He has six on this drive alone.

4:44 - Zach Abey with back-to-back first down runs for the Mids.  Abey has 104 yards rushing in today’s game.  That’s 8 consecutive 100 yard games for the Navy QB.

4:39 - Adrian Killins, Jr. carries the ball 15 yards for a UCF TD.  UCF regains the lead, 14-7 with 2:46 remaining in the half.  UCF’s scoring drive was 5-35-2:00.

4:36 - UCF’s Mike Hughes returns the Navy kickoff 58 yards to the Navy 35.

4:34 - Today’s announced attendance is 35,277.

4:32 - Zach Abey runs the ball 6 yards for a Navy TD.  Bennett Moehring kicked the PAT to tie the game 7-7 with 4:46 remaining in the half.  Navy’s scoring drive was 12-92-6:25.  This TD was Abey’s 13th rushing TD this season.

4:29 - Zach Abey completes a big 40 yard pass to Tyler Carmona to the UCF 25.  This is their first drive that went into UCF territory.  Abey then ran the ball 12 yards to the UCF 13.

4:26 - Daryl Bonner carries the ball for 7 yards for Navy’s second first down of the game.

4:21 - UCF is forced to punt facing a 4th and 13 at the Navy 42.  Navy called for a fair catch at their own 8 yard line with 11:11 remaining in the half.  This will be Navy’s fourth drive in the game and the average field position is their own 14 yard line.

4:19 - Milton completes a pass to Jordan Akins for 20 yards to the Navy 39.

4:15 - Navy came into today’s game averaging 3.6 punts per game.  They already have three today with 13:37 remaining in the first half.

4:14 - Navy is forced to punt facing a 4th and 10 at their own 18.  Navy’s punt is fair caught at the UCF 35.

4:09 - The first quarter ends with the score, UCF 7, Navy 0.  The game hasn’t really seemed as close as the score indicates.  UCF has outgained Navy in offensive yardage, 145-36.  Navy has not possessed the ball in UCF territory yet.

4:07 - Navy picks up their first first-down of the game with 1:17 remaining in the first quarter on a 10 yard rush by Zach Abey.

4:02 - UCF goes for it on 4th and 1 at the Navy 3 and was held with no gain on a tackle by DE Tyler Sayles.  The Mids take over with 2:14 remaining in the first quarter at their own 3 yard line.

4:00 - Milton completes an 18 yard pass to Marlon Williams to the Navy 25.

3:57 - UCF forces another three and out for Navy.  White’s punt is taken at the UCF 46 and returned to the Navy 43.

3:50 - Two huge penalties and two nice Navy tackles force UCF into a 4th and 28 punting situation.  The punt is downed at the Navy 11 where the Mids take over first and 10.

3:46 - Taj McGowan runs the ball 17 yards on the first play.  On the next play McGowan carries the ball for 17 more.  UCF has the ball in Navy territory.

3:42 - Navy is forced to punt on their first drive without gaining a first down.  Owen White punts the ball out of bounds at the UCF 31 where the Knights take over.

3:40 - Navy returns the kickoff to their own 24.

3:38 - Milton completes a 6-yard TD pass to Tre’Quan Smith.  UCF takes the quick 7-0 lead over Navy with 11:48 remaining in the first quarter.  UFC’s scoring drive was 10-64-3:12.

3:36 - Milton runs the ball 9 yards to the Navy 8.  1st and goal UCF.

3:34 - McKenzie Milton completes a 35 yard pass to Sophomore Dredrick Snelson to the Navy 31 to convert a big third down play.

3:32 - UCF starts the game on their own 36 yard line.

PREGAME - 

3:28 - The Midshipmen take the field and the Knights follow closely behind.  Navy won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.  UCF will get the ball first on this sunny, warm afternoon.

3:25 - Following the National Anthem, two F/A-18 F Superhornets and two F/A-18 C Hornets participated in the flyover.

3:15 - The Brigade is now on the field in one of the best traditions in college football.

3:10 - UCF is huge.  Their offensive line weighs in at 325, 304, 320, 340, and 306.  Navy’s front three on defense matches with 292, 304, and 257.

3:04 - Both teams are wrapping up their pregame warmups.  The Brigade of Midshipmen are waiting outside the stadium for their march on.

1:22 - The Central Florida team has arrived at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium - to much less fanfare than the Midshipmen.

1:00 - The Navy team buses have just arrived at the stadium with a police escort.  There’s a nice crowd lining the sidewalk to welcome the team and wish them well.

GAME PREVIEW - Navy’s 17 home game regular season win streak will be on the line as undefeated and #20 ranked Central Florida comes to Annapolis for a 3:30 kickoff. The Knights are 5th in the nation in total offense averaging 547 yards per game.  They are also first in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 50.6 points.  The Knights are dominating their opponents, winning games by nearly 34 points per game.  That includes a 40-13 win over Memphis, the team that gave Navy their only loss of the season. The Navy defense has a huge task in front of them to get back to their winning ways. The Mids will have to play a nearly perfect game to pick up the win and won’t be able to afford turnovers or untimely penalties.

UCF is led by QB McKenzie Milton who has completed 70% of his passes while throwing for 15 TDs and just 2 INTs.  His leading target is Tre’Quan Smith who has 7 TD catches which is 7th best in the country.  As well as the Central Florida offense has played this year, the defense is giving up just 16.8 points per game and is holding opponents to just 110 yards on the ground.  They will be tested against the Navy triple option rushing attack that leads the nation with nearly 400 yards per game.

Navy is led by QB Zach Abey who is on pace to break the school’s rushing attempt record.  Abey has already rushed for 1016 yards and has 12 rushing TDs through the first 6 games.  Sophomore Malcolm Perry is the second leading rusher and receiver on the team with 4 total TDs.  Sean Williams leads the defense with 43 total tackles to go along with a FF and FR.

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