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Toledo squeezes past Navy in 2 overtimes, 45-44

(courtesy U of Toledo)

Terrance Owens threw a 20-yard touchdown pass and Jeremiah Detmer kicked the conversion to give the host Toledo the win over Navy on Saturday, 45-44 in 2 overtimes.

The Rockets other star of the game was David Fluellen finished with 154 rushing yards on 19 attempts before leaving the game for good early in the fourth quarter after being on a hard hit.

Navy’s Nick Sloan sent the game in overtime after converting on a 40-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.

Toledo’s winning play came after Navy’s Geoffrey Whiteside scored on a 9-yard touchdown to give the Midshipmen a 44-38 lead. But Sloan missed the extra point paving the way for the Rockets to win the game.

Toledo improves to 4-3. Navy drops to 3-3.

2010 POINSETTIA BOWL: San Diego State too much for Navy to handle

(courtesy of Poinsettia Bowl via Wikipedia Commons)

The San Diego State Aztecs led by freshman Ronnie Hillman scoring four touchdowns and tied for a career best 228 yards rushing on 28 carries to its first bowl win since 1969, 35-14 over Navy in Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

The game was played on a slick field after 1.5 million gallons of rainwater was pumped out of the stadium the night before the game. There had been several days of torrential rains which flooded the field and portions of the parking lot.

Hillman, the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, scored on runs of 22,37 and 2 yards, and also had a 15-yard scoring pass from Ryan Lindley.

Hillman broke the Poinsettia Bowl record of 129 yards rushing by Navy’s Adam Ballard in 2005.

Hillman also ran for 228 yards in a loss at Missouri on Sept 18.

Navy, who drops to 8-4 on the season, was making its third Poinsettia Bowl appearance since the game’s birth in 2005.

San Diego State goes to 9-4 on the season.

SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS GAME NOTES

* Made its first postseason trip since the Mountain West Conference formed in 1999.

* The Aztecs played the game at their home stadium, Qualcomm Stadium.

* The Aztecs beat Air Force in San Diego, 27-23. The Falcons were ranked number 23 and that game ended San Diego State’s streak of 25 consecutive losses to ranked teams.

* San Diego State has two of the best running backs in the country in Ronnie Hillman and Brandon Sullivan, who can also play fullback. Hillman leads the Mountain West Conference in rushing yards with 1,304 yards, scoring 14 touchdowns and averaging 5.6 yards a carry. Sullivan, scored nine touchdowns in the aztecs’ final five regular season games.

* QB Ryan Lindley, the three-year starter entered the bowl game with 9,261 career passing yards and 65 passes touchdown. He threw for 528 yards vs. Utah on November 20.

* San Diego State has two NFL-caliber receivers in Vincent Brown and DeMarco Simpson, capable of the home run ball at anytime. Brown has 61 catches for 1,187 yards and nine touchdowns. Simpson has 65 receptions for 1,175 yards and eight touchdowns.

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN GAME NOTES

* Navy has appeared in eight straight bowl games.

* The Midshipmen have a nice duo at fullback in Alexander Teich and Vince Murray.

* QB Ricky Dobbs, a senior has 13 100-yard rushing games in his career, second to Chris McCoy’s 15 on Navy’s all-time list. He has more than 2,000 career rushing yards.

* LB Tyler Simmons is the team leader in tackles having consecutive 17-tackle games against Central Michigan and Arkansas State.

* FB Alexander Teich, a junior had the best game of his career against Notre Dame, 26 rushes for 210 yards and a 31-yard touchdown reception.

compiled from staff, Poinsettia Bowl, U.S. Naval Academy & San Diego State athletics news


Navy and Penn State will renew football series in 2012

compiled from staff, wire, U.S. Naval Academy and Penn State news

Navy and Penn State will be renewing their football rivalry in 2012.

The schools announced on Wednesday that they will be meeting at Beaver Stadium on September 15, 2012, in their first game since 1974. To be able to schedule the Navy game, Penn State’s previously announced home game with Temple on the same date, has been moved to September 22, 2012.

Joe Paterno Penn State coach (PSU)

Ken Niumatalolo Navy coach (USNA)

Navy was victorious in that game when head coach George Welsh, a former Penn State assistant, led the Midshipmen to a 7-6 upset over the number 8 Nittany Lions in State College.

The Nittany Lions lead the series 18-17-2. The series began in 1894 with a 6-6 tie in Annapolis, Maryland which is a Baltimore suburb.

Ohio State, Navy to open 2014 season in Baltimore

courtesy of Ohio State and the U.S. Naval Academy

M & T Bank Stadium, in Baltimore,  Maryland, will be hosting  a football contest between Ohio State and the U.S. Naval Academy during Labor Day weekend 2014 to open the season for both schools.

The game, a home contest for the Midshipmen from nearby Annapolis, is the latest in a series of moves by the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens to bring high-profile sporting events to the 71,000-seat stadium. “It is widely known across college football that Buckeye fans have a history of traveling in big numbers, with as many as 30,000 heading to road games, and Baltimore being 5 1/2 hours or 400 miles is not far from Columbus”, says Mark Burdett, Baltimore Ravens vice president. He continues, “Ohio State is quintessential college football. We see this as an interesting and very exciting opportunity. With the game being played on a long holiday weekend, it will give visitors more time to spend time and money in Baltimore”.

The Naval Academy played in Columbus in September 2009 to open Ohio State’s season and almost beat the Buckeyes.

M & T Bank Stadium (Ravens)

Chet Gladchuk, Navy’s athletic director, said the academy has never played at M & T Bank Stadium without drawing a sellout crowd. The team has played a handful of games there against Army, Maryland and Notre Dame. A home game with Ohio State was ideal for a larger park because Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is 37,000.

Says Gladchuk, ” We don’t even think about going up the street to Baltimore if we can’t sell the game out. M & T Bank Stadium will host the Army-Navy game in December 2014. And there’s no question in my mind this won’t be different.”

Gladchuk also said that 100,000-seat FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home of the Washington Redskins, was a contender for the game.