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Navy 17, Central Florida 14

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

By DICK SCANLON
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. - Fullback Daba Fonfana rushed for 114 yards, and Navy beat No. 17 UCF 17-14 without completing a pass.

Navy (4-7, 4-4 American Athletic) dominated possession of the ball and gained 248 yards, all on the ground. Xavier Arline threw incomplete on the team's only passing attempt.

The loss dropped UCF (8-3, 5-2) out of first place in the AAC.

Mikey Keene replaced quarterback John Rhys Plumlee in the second half and immediately led the Knights to their only touchdown of the game.

Keene completed his first three passes for 79 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown pass to Javon Baker. Plumlee then passed to Baker for the 2-point conversion, tying it at 14 early in the third quarter.

John Marshall forced Keene's fumble on the Knights' next possession. It was recovered by Colin Ramos at the UCF 34, and Bijan Nichols' 45-yard field goal lifted Navy to a 17-14 lead with 8:22 left in the third.

Navy had a 14-6 halftime lead after two long touchdown drives.

The Midshipmen took a 7-0 lead on Arline's quarterback sneak with 8:20 left in the first quarter, completing a 75-yard drive.

Field goals of 21 and 31 yards by Colton Boomer made it 7-6, but Navy drove 84 yards to another touchdown late in the first half. Vincent Terrell Jr. ran it in from the 8 with 1:33 left.

Plumlee, a senior who had led UCF's ninth-ranked offense for most of the season, completed 11 of 18 passes for 107 yards and threw a long interception on the final play of the half.

Marshall had a school-record four sacks for Navy, bringing his season total to 10 1/2, also a Navy record.

TAKEAWAYS

Navy: Three weeks ahead of its 123rd showdown with Army, the Midshipmen gained a huge measure of respect late in a losing season. Navy is now 8-1 in games without completing a pass in the Ken Niumatolo era (15 years).

UCF: After losing a chance to host the AAC championship game on Dec. 3, the Knights will have to win at South Florida on Nov. 26 to play at the winner of next week's Tulane-Cincinnati game.

November 19, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NavyUCF
Navy TD 8:20 Xavier Arline 1 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 7 0
Second Quarter NavyUCF
UCF FG 12:27 Colton Boomer 21 yd FG 7 3
UCF FG 8:23 Colton Boomer 31 yd FG 7 6
Navy TD 1:33 Vincent Terrell II 8 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 14 6
Third Quarter NavyUCF
UCF TD 13:25 Javon Baker 28 yd pass from Mikey Keene (Javon Baker 2pt pass from Mikey Keene) 14 14
Navy FG 8:22 Bijan Nichols 45 yd FG 17 14
Team Stats
  Navy UCF
First downs 14 14
  Rushing 14 7
  Passing 0 7
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 5-17, 29% 3-12, 25%
4th down efficiency 4-4, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 63-248 24-84
Passing Yards 0 230
Return Yards 73 45
Completions-Attempts-Int 0-1-0 19-33-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--12 5--30
Punts 6 4
Punts-Average 50.2 48.3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 4-25 2-15
Time of Possession 39:36 20:24
Navy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
X. Arline 0 1 0 0 0
UCF Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Keene 8 15 123 1 0
J. Plumlee 11 18 107 0 1
Navy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Fofana 20 114 5.7 0
V. Terrell II 8 41 5.1 1
A. Hall Jr. 10 37 3.7 0
M. Haywood 3 36 12.0 0
X. Arline 18 24 1.3 1
A. Hassan 1 3 3.0 0
D. Jones 1 -1 -1.0 0
UCF Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
I. Bowser 10 64 6.4 0
R. Harvey 7 44 6.3 0
J. Plumlee 2 7 3.5 0
J. Richardson 1 -3 -3.0 0
M. Keene 4 -28 -7.0 0
Navy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
UCF Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Baker 6 101 16.8 1
R. O'Keefe 6 78 13.0 0
R. Harvey 2 22 11.0 0
I. Bowser 2 15 7.5 0
K. Hudson 2 9 4.5 0
X. Townsend 1 5 5.0 0
Navy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Williams Jr. 1 31
UCF Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Navy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Riethman 6 301 50.2
UCF Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. McCarthy 4 193 48.3
Navy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
V. Terrell II 1 15 15.0
A. Hassan 1 4 4.0
UCF Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Townsend 3 29 9.7
Navy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Haywood 2 23 11.5
UCF Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Townsend 1 16 16.0
R. O'Keefe 1 0 0
Navy Missed FG
Player Length
UCF Missed FG
Player Length




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