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Southern Methodist 40, Navy 34

Associated Press

DALLAS - Tanner Mordecai passed for 336 yards and three touchdowns, and he rushed for 74 yards and a score to help SMU beat Navy 40-34.

All four of Mordecai's touchdowns went for 20-plus yards. Mordecai raced up the middle for a 60-yard touchdown run to begin SMU's 20-point scoring run in the third quarter. Mordecai also had a short pass to Jordan Kerley, who used two good blocks along the sideline to race for a 33-yard touchdown.

Mordecai connected with Roderick Daniels Jr. from 27-yards out for a 40-20 lead midway through the fourth. SMU recovered Navy's onside kick with 2:30 left but went three-and-out before the Midshipmen scored with nine seconds left to cap the scoring.

Dylan Goffney had a team-high four catches for 116 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown for SMU (3-3, 1-1 American Athletic Conference).

Quarterback Tai Lavatai carried it 25 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns for Navy (2-4, 2-2). Lavatai was 9-of-22 passing for 137 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Navy's third pass attempt of the game went to Vincent Terrell Jr. for a 24-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left before halftime. Navy opened the second half with a 75-yard drive, ending in Lavatai's 15-yard touchdown run.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NavySMU
SMU FG 11:01 Collin Rogers 40 yard field goal 0 3
SMU TD 7:00 Dylan Goffney 24 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Collin Rogers Extra Point) 0 10
Second Quarter NavySMU
SMU FG 11:49 Collin Rogers 46 yard field goal 0 13
Navy TD 0:14 Vincent Terrell II 24 yard TD pass from Tai Lavatai (Daniel Davies Extra Point) 7 13
Third Quarter NavySMU
Navy TD 11:13 Tai Lavatai 15 yard TD run (Daniel Davies Extra Point) 14 13
SMU TD 10:40 Tanner Mordecai 60 yard TD run (Rashee Rice 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 14 19
SMU TD 5:49 TJ McDaniel 1 yard TD run (Collin Rogers Extra Point) 14 26
SMU TD 2:49 Jordan Kerley 33 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Collin Rogers Extra Point) 14 33
Fourth Quarter NavySMU
Navy TD 14:21 Jayden Umbarger 26 yard TD pass from Tai Lavatai (Maquel Haywood 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 20 33
SMU TD 8:28 Roderick Daniels Jr. 27 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Collin Rogers Extra Point) 20 40
Navy TD 2:31 Logan Point 3 yard TD run (Daniel Davies Extra Point) 27 40
Navy TD 0:09 Tai Lavatai 1 yard TD run (Daniel Davies Extra Point) 34 40
Team Stats
  Navy SMU
First downs 33 16
  Rushing 24 5
  Passing 5 10
  Penalty 4 1
3rd Down Efficiency 11-22, 50% 4-9, 44%
4th down efficiency 5-7, 71% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 77-373 22-101
Passing Yards 136 339
Return Yards 16 26
Completions-Attempts-Int 9-23-1 19-26-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-6 0-0
Punts 2 3
Fumbles Lost 2-1 2-0
Penalties - Yards 6-35 5-55
Navy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Lavatai 9 20 136 2 1
SMU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Mordecai 19 26 339 3 0
Navy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Lavatai 24 125 5.2 2
M. Haywood 10 93 9.3 0
D. Fofana 20 59 3.0 0
V. Terrell II 11 35 3.2 0
D. Jones 3 25 8.3 0
K. Puailoa-Rojas 2 19 9.5 0
N. Kent 1 7 7.0 0
A. Hall Jr. 3 5 1.7 0
L. Point 3 5 1.7 1
SMU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Mordecai 5 74 14.8 1
T. Lavine 6 28 4.7 0
C. Wheaton 3 5 1.7 0
T. McDaniel 4 0 0.0 1
M. Dixon 1 -3 -3.0 0
Navy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Umbarger 5 59 11.8 1
M. Walker 1 34 34.0 0
V. Terrell II 1 24 24.0 1
K. Puailoa-Rojas 1 12 12.0 0
M. Haywood 1 7 7.0 0
SMU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Goffney 4 116 29.0 1
R. Rice 3 74 24.7 0
J. Kerley 3 62 20.7 1
M. Dixon 1 47 47.0 0
R. Daniels Jr. 2 30 15.0 1
A. Upshaw 1 10 10.0 0
T. McDaniel 3 6 2.0 0
R. Maryland 1 -3 -3.0 0
T. Knox 1 -3 -3.0 0
Navy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
SMU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
I. Slade-Matautia 1 -3
Navy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Grave de Peralta 2 76 38.0
SMU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Bujcevski 3 142 47.3
Navy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
SMU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Roberson Jr. 1 -9 -9.0
Navy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Moore 1 16 16.0
SMU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Goffney 2 15 7.5
T. McDaniel 1 0 0
R. Daniels Jr. 1 0 0
B. Massey 1 10 10.0
G. Haskin 1 13 13.0
Navy Missed FG
Player Length
D. Davies 36
SMU Missed FG
Player Length




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