Saturday, October 22, 2016

Final - Navy 42 - Memphis 28

7:04 - The game ends - Navy knocks off Memphis, 42-28 to remain undefeated in the AAC West.

6:59 - Memphis is moving the ball down the field on the arm of Riley Ferguson. Memphis has the ball on the Navy 38 down 14 points.

6:54 - Worth punches it in from 1 yard out.  With 2:01 remaining in the game, Navy leads 42-28. Worth now has 3 TD runs in the game to go along with his 2 passing TDs.

6:52 - Memphis takes their final timeout following Will Worth's 7 yard gain to the Memphis 1 yard line. There is 2:04 left on the clock.

6:51 - Memphis calls their second timeout with 2:12 left in the game.  Navy has the ball on the Memphis 8.

6:50 - Will Worth carries the ball 27 yards to the Memphis 9. Worth has 192 yards on the ground today.

6:47 - Memphis completed an 8-yard pass to Proctor. Elijah Merchant forced a fumble that was recovered by Tyler Sayles.  Navy ball at the Memphis 43.

6:45 - Memphis converts on a fourth down play completing a 7-yard pass and keeping their drive alive.  Memphis has the ball on their own 33 with 4:16 left in the game.

6:41 - Bennett Moehring attempted a 32-yard field goal and hit the upright giving Memphis the ball on their own 20 with 5:40 remaining in the game. Navy has 404 rushing yards in today's game.

6:39 - Navy takes a timeout facing a 4th-and-1 on the Memphis 15 yard line.

6:37 - Worth completes a 52-yard pass to Bonner to the Memphis 24.

6:35 - Today's announced attendance is 35,943 - a great crowd for a great AAC matchup.

6:34 - Navy is guilty of a hold on the kickoff return and they begin their drive at their own 13 yard line.

6:30 - Riley Ferguson completes two huge passes - one to Sean Dykes for 30 yards and another to Daniel Hurd for 26 to move the ball to the Navy 7. Patrick Taylor carried the ball out of the wildcat set on the next play for a Memphis TD. Navy now leads the Tigers, 35-28 with 10:21 remaining in the game.  Memphis's scoring drive was 4-70-1:04.

6:25 - Facing a 4th-and-1 on their own 25, Navy decides to punt the ball away. The ball was fair caught on the Memphis 30 yard line following a 45 yard punt with 11:25 remaining in the game.

6:21 - The Navy defense steps up and forces another Memphis punt.  The Mids take over on their own 16 yard line.

6:12 - Navy goes for it on fourth down and Will Worth completes an 18-yard TD pass to Tyler Carmona giving Navy a 35-21 lead going into the fourth quarter. Navy's scoring drive was 12-75-5:42. Worth now has 2 rushing and 2 passing TDs in today's game. Navy is recognizing the pilots that performed today's flyover on the field between quarters.

6:10 - Memphis calls a very strategic timeout with 2 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter that may force Navy to kick into the wind if they decide to try for a field goal on a 4th down and 4 on the Memphis 18.

6:04 - Memphis has an injured defensive player on the field. Navy has the ball 1st-and-10 on the Memphis 37 yard line with 3:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

5:54 - Memphis drives 82 yards on 13 plays and finds the end zone when Ferguson connects with Daniel Hurd from 9 yards out cutting Navy's lead to 28-21 with 5:42 remaining in the third quarter. Memphis's scoring drive was 13-82-3:32.

5:39 - Will Worth carries the ball into the end zone from 4 yards out for his second rushing TD of the game. Bennett Moehring makes his fourth PAT and Navy now leads Memphis, 28-14 with 9:14 left in the 3rd quarter. Navy now has 318 rushing yards in the game. Navy's scoring drive was 11-75-5:46.

5:34 - Will Worth has another big gain - this mite for 12 yards.  Not sure if I mentioned this already, but he's a tough runner - and I don't mean for a quarterback.

5:30 - Memphis prepares to kickoff to Navy to start the second half.

5:08 - Time runs out in the first half and the Midshipmen hold a 21-14 lead over visiting Memphis. First half stats -
Total yards - Navy 258, Memphis 156
Rushing yards - Navy 243, Memphis 33
Passing yards - Navy 15, Memphis 133
Time of possession - Navy 19:57, Memphis 10:03

5:01 - Worth carries the ball again, this time for 22 yards to the Memphis 3 yard line. On the next play, Worth carries the ball into the end zone giving Navy a 21-14 lead with 1:19 left in the half. Worth has 119 yards rushing on 17 carries in the game - a career high with another half of football yet to play. Navy's scoring drive was 9-70-3:11.

4:59 - Will Worth runs for 18 more yards down to the Memphis 21 yard line.  Navy now looking to break the 14-14 tie with just under 2 minutes remaining in the half. Navy takes their first timeout of the half.

4:57 - It was just announced that Navy now has over 200 yards rushing with 2:33 remaining in the second quarter. Navy has 204 yard on 34 carries. The Mids are averaging 262.4 yards per game this season.

4:50 - Memphis threw 3 incomplete passes in a row and Jake Elliott missed a 47 yard field goal attempt and the Tigers miss a great opportunity at putting points on the board. The game remains tied with 4:30 remaining in the half. Memphis's drive lasted only 23 seconds.

4:45 - Navy could not move the ball at all following their stop of Memphis. They actually lost 7 yards on the drive and Alex Barta punted the ball out of bounds at the Midshipmen 30. Memphis takes over with great field possession looking to break the 14-14 tie with 4:53 remaining in the first half.

4:41 - Memphis attempted a fourth down play at Navy's 1 yard line. Riley Ferguson was tackled for a 2-yard loss and Navy takes over on their own 3 yard line. Huge defensive stand by the Mids.

4:38 - Memphis is moving the ball quickly down field. They have the ball on the Navy 3 yard line using a potent passing attack gaining 59 yards on this drive so far.  The score is tied, 14-14 with 9:25 remaining in the half.

4:33 - The review showed that Worth lost possession of the ball that hit the pylon. The call is a fumble and a touchback. Memphis takes over on their own 20 yard line. That's a huge momentum shift.

4:31 - Will Worth keeps the ball and runs 29 yards for a Navy TD. The play is under review.

4:29 - Dishan Romine makes a 36-yard carry to the Memphis 32. This was his longest run of the season.

4:24 - Memphis loses 14 yards on a third down sack by D.J. Palmore forcing Memphis to punt. Navy will take over on their own 31 yard line.

4:19 - The first quarter ends with Navy and Memphis tied at 14. First quarter stats.
Total yards - Navy 111, Memphis 90
Rushing yards - Navy 96, Memphis 25
Passing yards - Navy 15, Memphis 65
Time of Possession - Navy 11:31, Memphis 3:29

4:14 - Navy answers back and drives down the field when Will Worth connected with Jamir Tillman for a 15 yard TD pass with 42 seconds remaining in the first quarter.  Navy knots the score at 14-14. Jamir Tillman now has 1,281 receiving yards which moves him to number two on the all-time list at Navy. His 9 career TD receptions move him to #4 at Navy. Navy's scoring drive was 10-61-5:35. That's their second scoring drive today that was over 5 minutes.

4:06 - Memphis claimed that Navy fumbled on their kickoff return, but replay confirmed that that the returner was down before losing the football. Navy has the ball 1st-and-10 on their own 39. Memphis has forced 18 turnovers already this season.

4:00 - Tony Pollard returned the Navy kickoff 100 yards to give Memphis the lead, 14-7.

3:56 - Navy scores a TD on their opening drive to answer Memphis. Shawn White scored on a dive play from 4 yards out to tie the score at 7-7. Navy dodged another bullet deep in Memphis territory. Chris High fumbled the ball on the Memphis 6 yard line. WR Tyler Carmona made a heads-up play recovering the loose ball on the Memphis 4 yard line. White scored on the next play. Navy's scoring drive was 11-65-5:56.

3:51 - Navy goes for it on fourth-and-one from their own 44.  Darryl Bonner took a Will Worth pitch for two yards converting the fourth down conversion.

3:46 - Navy just dodged a huge play by the Tigers. Memphis's kickoff hung in the air and went out of bounds just before a Memphis player recovered. Navy starts their opening drive on their own 35.

3:42 - Memphis marched easily down the field when Riley Ferguson hit Anthony Miller for a 33-yard TD pass.  The PAT was good and Memphis leads Navy, 7-0 with 12:26 remaining in the first quarter. Memphis's scoring drive was 7 plays, 75 yards, and took 2:34 off the clock.

3:38 - Navy won the toss and elected to defer to the second quarter.  The opening kickoff goes into the end zone and Memphis starts their opening drive at their own 25.

Previewing the Navy - Memphis game this afternoon in Annapolis, MD.

Navy and Memphis each come into this afternoon's contest undefeated in the American Athletic Conference West division. Navy comes in with a 4-1 overall record and Memphis is 5-1. The winner of today's contest controls their own destiny in participating in the AAC championship game on December 3. USF is 3-0 in the AAC East division.

Navy currently has 13-game win streak which includes a 46-40 win over #6 Houston. The win streak is the third-longest current win streak in the country.

Navy is best known again this year by their potent running game led by senior QB, Will Worth. Worth has 288 yards on 102 carries and 6 TDs. FB Chris High and slot backs Toneo Gulley and Dishan Romine are averaging  8.2, 9.1, and 7.5 yards per carry respectively. High has added 5 TD runs. Navy's 262.4 yards per game is 13th in the NCAA. Jamir Tillman is the leading receiver for the Mids with 18 catches for 271 yards. Tillman has 1,266 career receiving yards and needs just 12 yards to tie Phil McConkey for second place on the all-time list at Navy.

Navy's defense is led by talented junior linebacker, Micah Thomas. Thomas leads the team with 39 total tackles this season. His role expanded with the season-ending injury to captain Daniel Gonzales earlier in the season. Junior LB D.J. Palmore leads the team in sacks with 3 to go along with his 22 tackles. The defense has forced 9 fumbles and 3 interceptions, two of which came in the upset over Houston.

The Tigers are averaging 40.2 points for game which is 16th in the NCAA. Doroland Dorceus leads the running game with 427 yards and 5 TDs. Riley Ferguson is a talented QB that completes over 65 percent of his passes.  He's thrown for nearly 1,600 yards and 12 TDs. His main target is Anthony Miller who has 32 receptions and 2 TDs. Ferguson has completed TD passes to 8 different receivers this season.

The weather forecast for today's game - 59 degrees and windy (24 mph).

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