Saturday, October 19, 2019

Navy 35, USF 3 - Final

Navy Defeats ACC Rival USF, Moves to 5-1

Post game

Fourth Quarter

USF had the ball for two plays before the clock hit 0:00.  The Mids picked up their fifth win of the season with a 35-3 win over USF.

Perry Olson took over the quarterback duties for Navy on their next drive.  The Mids were forced to punt with a three-and-out.  Owen White punted the ball 53 yards to the USF 21.

USF made a change at QB on their next drive.  On the second play of the drive, Kirk Rygol completed a 28 yard pass to Bryce Miller.  Three plays later, Rygol connected with Jacob Mathis for a 24 yard completion to the Navy 20.  The USF offense sputtered at this point.  The Bulls had a 1st-and-goal on the Navy 7, but ended up attempting a 33 yard field goal on the Navy 16.  The attempt hit the upright and went wide left and Navy gets the ball back.

The Navy offense got back on track following the USF short possession.  The Mids ran the ball 10 times and drove the ball 80 yards to increase their lead to 35-3.  Tazh Maloy found the end zone on a 26 yard carry down the USF sideline.

The Navy defense came up big again on the next USF possession.  The Mids forced another three-and-out forcing the Bulls to punt the ball away.

The Mids carried the ball 8 times on their drive.  CJ Williams had one carry for 6 yards and Nelson Smith had three carries for 22 yards.  The man of the hour once again was Malcolm Perry.  Perry called his own number four times carrying for 43 yards including a 21 yard TD run.  The Mids lead USF, 28-3 with 13:03 remaining in the game.  The Navy scoring drive was 8-76-3:26.

Third Quarter

USF had a confusing drive.  On their first seven plays they gained 40 yards and moved into Navy territory.  Kelly Joiner started the drive with an 11 yard run.  Three plays later, McCloud hit Mitch Wilcox for another 11 yard gain.  Three plays later, Trevon Sands picked up 10 yards on the ground.  The next two plays the Navy defense had consecutive sacks for a loss of 14 yards.  Joiner carried the ball again for 11 yards, but USF was forced to punt facing a 4th-and-13 on the USF 49.

The Navy defense bailed out the offense and the Mids take over on their own 27 yard line.  The offense was unable to move the ball and the Bulls forced a 3-and-out.  Navy punted the ball away and USF gets the ball at their own 12 following a holding penalty on the play.

USF took over at their own 39.  The Bulls ran three times with a big 25 yard carry coming from Cronkrite to the Navy 32.  USF then went to the air and completed just one of four passes for 5 yards.  The big play was a 4th-and-5 on the Navy 27.  The Bulls decided against a FG attempt and the pass fell incomplete turning the ball over on downs.

Navy gets the ball first in the second half.  The Mids started at their own 25 yard line.  The Midshipmen carried the ball 8 times for 36 yards.  Tazh Maloy had a 12 yard carry and Malcolm Perry had a 10 yard run.  With a 1st-and-10 at the USF 39, Perry fumbled the ball and USF recovered.

Second Quarter

Navy took a knee and first half ended with Navy leading USF, 21-3.

The Bulls drove the ball looking to score quickly before halftime.  McCloud rushed for 15 yards and completed a 4-yard pass to Cronkrite.  With the ball at the Navy 48, McCloud’s pass was intercepted by Navy’s Chelen Garnes ending the USF scoring threat.

On the fourth play of Navy’s drive, Malcolm Perry was picked off again by USF.  Nick Roberts intercepted the errant pass at the USF 33 yard line.

USF started the drive on the Navy 21.  The Bulls were only able to move the ball to the Navy 16.  Spencer Shrader connected on a 33-yard FG making the score Navy 21, USF 3.  The USF scoring drive was 4-5-2:03.

Navy ran the ball two times for 11 yards to start the drive.  On the next play, Malcolm Perry was intercepted by KJ Sails.  A penalty on the Bulls nullified the pick six and USF is in scoring position.

On an important drive for USF to get back in the game, USF started at their own 19 yard line.  The Bulls used the running game heavily on their drive.  They ran the ball 5 times for 33 yards.  The big play was a 20 yard scramble from Jordan McCloud to the Navy 43.  The Bulls could get to closer and punted the ball to the Navy 9.

Navy has great field position to begin the next drive.  After a passing attempt on the first play of the drive that fell incomplete with a wide open Ryan Mitchell, the Mids carried the ball 7 consecutive times.  The 7 runs gained 36 yards to the USF 23 yard line.  On the next play, Perry pitched the ball to CJ Williams who then threw the ball to a wide open OJ Davis who scored is first career TD on the 23 yard completion.  Navy leads USF 21-0 with 10:03 remaining in the first half.  The Navy scoring drive was 9-59-3:53.

The Navy kickoff goes out of bounds and USF began their drive on their own 35.  The Bulls could not get a first down and the Mids forced another 3-and-out.  Winn returned the punt 17 yards to the Navy 41.

Navy began the second quarter 3rd-and-1 on their own 42.  On the first play of the quarter, Carothers broke through USF defense for a 58 yard TD run.  Navy leads USF, 14-0 with 14:50 remaining in the first half.  Navy’s scoring drive was 3-67-1:01.  The Mids have 164 yards rushing in the game already.

First Quarter

Navy started at their own 33 after a 12 yard return by Garrett Winn. Jamale Carothers carried the ball twice for nine yards before the quarter ended with Navy leading, 7-0.

USF began the drive on their own 18 yard line.  A 9-yard pass from McCloud to Randall St. Felix was the big play of the drive.  The Bulls were able to get a first down with a one yard carry, but the Navy defense held USF and forced a punt.

The Mids started deep in their own territory at the 9 yard line.  Navy ran the ball seven straight times before Offensive Coordinator Ivin Jasper called a pass play with the ball at the Navy 33.  Malcolm Perry could not find an open receiver and scrambled for 67 yards for a Navy TD.  The carry put Perry over 3000 career rushing yards, one of only four players at Navy to reach this milestone.  Navy leads USF, 7-0.  The scoring drive was 8-91-3:51.

South Florida ran 7 plays on their drive but could only manage 29 yards.  The drive stalled at the USF 44 and the Bulls punted to the Navy 9.  Jordan Cronkrite and Trevon Sands had runs of 10 and 9 yards respectively gaining most of the yards on the drive.

Navy struggled to get any offense moving and gained just six yards on their opening drive.  The Midshipmen are forced to punt and Owen White (43 yards) pins the Bulls deep in their own territory at the USF 15.

USF will start on their own 25 yard line.  After a 5 yard carry on the first play from scrimmage, the Navy defense forces a three-and-out and the Mids will get the ball on their own 36.

Navy won the toss and deferred to the second half.  USF will get the ball first in today’s game.

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