UCF Outscores Navy, 35-24

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The Navy Midshipmen (2-8, 1-5) lost their seventh straight game Saturday afternoon, falling to the UCF Knights (9-0, 6-0), 35-24. The 12th ranked Knights have now won 22 games in a row.

Zach Abey again got the start under center for Navy. He finished the day rushing for 85 yards on 26 carries but was 0-2 on pass attempts. Tre Walker added another 82 yards on the ground for the Midshipmen. On defense, Taylor Heflin had 14 total tackles, five of them solo. Jacob Springer, Juan Hailey and Hudson Sullivan each recorded ten total tackles, with Hailey leading the team with seven solo efforts

McKenzie Milton had another impressive game at QB for UCF. Passing for 200 yards and two TDs, he completed 17 of his 21 pass attempts. Greg McCrae rushed for 101 yards, including a TD for the Knights. Dedrick Snelson caught five balls for 72 yards and two TDs.

Here’s a look at the final game stats for each team.

Total Yards: NAVY: 374… UCF: 497
Passing Yards: NAVY: 0… UCF: 200
Rushing Yards: NAVY: 374… UCF: 297
Penalty Yards: NAVY: 4 for 30 yards… UCF: 3 for 25 yards
1st Downs: NAVY: 20… UCF: 28
3rd Downs: NAVY: 8-13… UCF: 7-11
4th Downs: NAVY: 1-2… UCF: 2-2
Time of Possession: NAVY: 35:41… UCF: 24:19

Following a game which saw their offense shutout, today’s final is a relief to Mids fans. It is, however, a very small relief in a season full of big disappointments.

Next Saturday, Navy returns home (finally) to face Tulsa at 3:30pm ET.

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Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats and Navy sports (on Twitter, she's the #NavyMaven and #curlyWchick). This season will be her first as the Director of Nationals Coverage for the Maryland Sports Blog.

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