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Delaware 14, Navy 7

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Nolan Henderson threw a pair of touchdown passes and FCS-member Delaware beat Navy 14-7 to give Ryan Carty a win in his debut as the Fightin' Blue Hens' coach.

Carty, a Delaware graduate and a member of the Blue Hens' 2003 national championship team, came over from Sam Houston State where he was offensive coordinator.

It was Delaware's first win over an FBS team and Navy's first loss to an FCS team since the Blue Hens beat the Midshipmen in 2007.

Navy, which lost five fumbles all of last season, had three in the first half against Delaware. On Navy's first play from scrimmage. Tai Lavatai fumbled and Delaware converted with Henderson's 6-yard score to Bryce De Maille. Coming at 14:38, it was the quickest Delaware touchdown versus an FBS opponent since 2015.

Henderson found Chandler Harvin deep for a 51-yard score in the third quarter. Navy responded with its only points with Lavatai scoring from 2 yards out with under a minute left in the period.

A final Navy drive ended at the Delaware 9 on a fourth-down incomplete pass into the end zone.

Henderson was 20-of-32 passing with 189 yards. Navy didn't have a player with 100 yards offense though it outgained Delaware 329-292. The Blue Hens had just 13 yards rushing.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter DelNavy
Del TD 14:38 Bryce De Maille 6 yard TD pass from Nolan Henderson (Brandon Ratcliffe Extra Point) 7 0
Third Quarter DelNavy
Del TD 4:30 Chandler Harvin 51 yard TD pass from Nolan Henderson (Brandon Ratcliffe Extra Point) 14 0
Navy TD 0:29 Tai Lavatai 2 yard TD run (Evan Warren Extra Point) 14 7
Team Stats
  Delaware Navy
First downs 17 18
  Rushing 2 12
  Passing 8 4
  Penalty 7 2
3rd Down Efficiency 2-13, 15% 5-16, 31%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 0-3, 0%
Rushes-Yards 29-13 62-194
Passing Yards 189 135
Return Yards 33 74
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-32-0 5-13-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 5-25 0-0
Punts 7 5
Fumbles Lost 2-1 4-3
Penalties - Yards 7-65 6-60
Delaware Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Henderson 20 32 189 2 0
Navy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Lavatai 5 13 135 0 0
Delaware Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Q. Watson 6 15 2.5 0
K. Spruill 5 7 1.4 0
J. Collins 1 2 2.0 0
N. Henderson 11 -2 -0.2 0
K. Cumby 4 -7 -1.8 0
Navy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Fofana 14 47 3.4 0
T. Lavatai 18 44 2.4 1
L. Point 12 38 3.2 0
A. Hall Jr. 9 36 4.0 0
M. Haywood 6 28 4.7 0
V. Terrell II 1 2 2.0 0
D. Jones 1 2 2.0 0
J. Umbarger 1 -3 -3.0 0
Delaware Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Harvin 3 69 23.0 1
B. Buckman 1 34 34.0 0
T. Pitts 3 23 7.7 0
B. Brose 1 21 21.0 0
M. Jackson 4 17 4.3 0
B. De Maille 3 14 4.7 1
J. Townsend 4 8 2.0 0
M. Yarns 1 3 3.0 0
Navy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Haywood 2 77 38.5 0
M. Walker 2 41 20.5 0
J. Umbarger 1 17 17.0 0
Delaware Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Navy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Delaware Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Dinkel 7 318 45.4
Navy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Riethman 5 231 46.2
Delaware Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Townsend 1 4 4.0
Navy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Hassan 2 3 1.5
Delaware Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Cumby 1 29 29.0
Navy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Jones 2 50 25.0
M. Haywood 1 21 21.0
Delaware Missed FG
Player Length
B. Ratcliffe 44
Navy Missed FG
Player Length
E. Warren 45




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