Saturday, November 17, 2012

Navy 21 - Texas St. 10, 4th Quarter

Gee Gee Greene
Senior Gee Gee Greene gave Navy a 21-3 lead with 10-yard TD run to cap off a 10-play, 75-yard drive.

Texas State answered with a 1-play, 62-yard drive - a pass from Shaun Rutherford to Isaiah Battle and Navy's lead is now 21-10.

Texas State caught Navy sleeping and recovered their onside kick at their own 46 yard line.  A series of penalties doomed the Bobcats' drive and their drive stalled when they turned the ball over on downs at the Navy 34.

Navy was held to a three-and-out.  Freshman punter Pablo Beltran dropped the ball but was able to recover and get off a 45-yard punt to the Bobcats 14 yard line.

Texas State completed a 32-yard pass on their first play, but were not able to get another first down.  They turned the ball over on downs at the Navy 46.

The Mids drove to the Texas State 19 yard line.  The key play of the drive was a 24-yard run by Greene.  On fourth down, kicker Nick Sloan missed a 36-yard field goal attempt.

Marcus Curry
Texas State took over on their own 20 down by 11 with under four minutes remaining.  Behind the arm of Rutherford and the legs of Marcus Curry, the Bobcats were able to move to the Navy 3 yard line.  They turned the ball over on downs as time expired.

Former Navy halfback Marcus Curry was held to 67 yards on 11 carries.  Curry was dismissed from the team in May of 2010 and ultimately resigned from the academy.  He made his first return trip to Annapolis this afternoon.

The Navy seniors gathered on the field for a group picture.  This year's seniors were the 10th consecutive senior class to win on Senior Day.

Sophomore Noah Copeland led the Mids with 110 yards on 17 carries and 2 TDs.  Senior Gee Gee Greene scored the other Navy TD and tallied 71 yards on the ground.

Texas State falls to 3-7 on the season.  The Midshipmen improve their record to 7-4 and will take on rival Army on December 8 in Philadelphia.