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Navy at Toledo

Toledo beats Navy 45-44 in 2 OTs after failed PAT

By JOHN SEEWER
Associated Press
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Terrance Owens tossed a 20-yard touchdown - his first of the day - and Jeremiah Detmer kicked the extra point to give Toledo a thrilling 45-44 victory over Navy in two overtimes Saturday.

Owens struggled much of the game until finding Bernard Reedy wide open in the end zone on Toledo's second play of the second overtime.

The winning play came after Navy's Geoffery Whiteside scored on a 9-yard touchdown to give Navy a 44-38 lead. But Nick Sloan missed the extra point.

Sloan had just sent the game into overtime with a 40-yard field goal on the final play in regulation.

Navy (3-3) scored in both overtimes but gave the Rockets (4-3) an opening after the failed kick.

The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime.

Toledo's Damion Jones-Moore scored on a 1-yard touchdown to give Toledo a 38-31 lead. Owens set up the score with an 8-yard pass to Bernard Reedy on third down.

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds then scored on 1-yard keeper to send the game into a second overtime.

Both teams ran at will throughout the game.

Navy piled up 419 yards rushing, but Toledo managed to match the Midshipmen's formidable triple-option with 316 yards on the ground.

Toledo's' David Fluellen finished with 154 rushing yards on 19 carries before being taken into the locker room at the beginning of the fourth. Fluellen was carted off after getting pulled down awkwardly on a hard hit. He didn't return.

Freshman Kareem Hunt took over for the Rockets after that, running for 128 yards on 15 carries,

Hunt's 19-yard touchdown, coming five plays after Fluellen was hurt, put Toledo up 31-21 with 12:10 to play.

Navy came back in the fourth quarter with a pair of impressive drives.

The Midshipmen put together a 96-yard drive that was capped off by Reynolds' 3-yard touchdown run, pulling Navy within 31-28 with just under five minutes left.

Navy got the ball quickly after forcing to Toledo to punt and drove 43-yards to set up Sloan's tying field goal that sent the game into overtime. The kick was a yard shy of his career long.

Reynolds completed just 5 of 12 passes for Navy, but he ran for three short touchdowns.

Noah Copeland led Navy on the ground with 153 yards rushing.

The lead changed hands three times in the third quarter.

Reynolds scored on a 1-yard keeper that pulled Navy ahead 21-17 midway in the third quarter.

Hunt's 52-yard touchdown run put the Rockets back in front 24-21 with 5:38 left in the third quarter.

Navy had little trouble moving the ball against the Rockets in the first half, scoring on its first possession and not even punting until the last play of the half.

Still, Navy only managed to come away with 14 points in the first two quarters.

Twice the Midshipmen drove inside Toledo's 30-yard-line without getting any points. They were stopped on downs the second time they had the ball and Nick Sloan later missed a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Toledo's only touchdown of the first half came on a Navy turnover.

Reynolds fumbled on a keeper and Toledo defensive end Jayrone Elliott picked it up in the middle of a pile, racing 68 yards for a touchdown to give Toledo a 10-7 lead with 13:08 left in the second quarter.

It was the fourth straight game the Rockets' defense scored a touchdown - all on fumble recoveries.

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Scoring Summary
NAVYChris Swain 2 yd run (Nick Sloan kick)
TOLEDOJeremiah Detmer 47 yd FG
TOLEDOJayrone Elliott 68 yd fumble return (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
NAVYNoah Copeland 20 yd pass from Keenan Reynolds (Nick Sloan kick)
TOLEDODavid Fluellen 44 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
NAVYKeenan Reynolds 1 yd run (Nick Sloan kick)
TOLEDOKareem Hunt 52 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
TOLEDOKareem Hunt 16 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
NAVYKeenan Reynolds 3 yd run (Nick Sloan kick)
NAVYNick Sloan 40 yd FG
TOLEDODamion Jones-Moore 1 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
NAVYKeenan Reynolds 1 yd run (Nick Sloan kick)
NAVYGeoffrey Whiteside 6 yd run (missed kick)
TOLEDOBernard Reedy 20 yd pass from Terrance Owens (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
 
Team Stats
 NAVYTOLEDO
First Downs3521
Third Down Efficiency11-216-12
Fourth Down Efficiency4-51-2
Plays-Net Yards106-51466-426
Rushes-Yds93-41946-321
Passing Yds95105
Kick Return Yds10390
Punt Return Yds513
Passes5-13-011-20-1
Punts3-1113-95
Fumbles-Lost2-10-0
Penalties-Yds4-408-70
Time of Poss.37:837:52
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
NAVY: Noah Copeland 28-153, Marcus Thomas 6-79, Chris Swain 13-62, DeBrandon Sanders 9-51, Keenan Reynolds 29-37, Geoffrey Whiteside 5-27, Demond Brown 1-10, Darius Staten 1-3, Brendan Dudeck 1--3
TOLEDO: David Fluellen 19-153, Kareem Hunt 15-127, Terrance Owens 6-26, Damion Jones-Moore 5-13, Zac Rosenbauer 1-2
PASSING
NAVY: Keenan Reynolds 5-12-95-0, Team 0-1-0-0
TOLEDO: Terrance Owens 11-20-105-1
RECEIVING
NAVY: DeBrandon Sanders 2-23, Demond Brown 1-31, Darius Staten 1-21, Noah Copeland 1-20
TOLEDO: Bernard Reedy 3-30, Alonzo Russell 3-30, David Fluellen 3-23, Zac Rosenbauer 1-13, Kareem Hunt 1-9
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Navy1st FBS Independents 0-05-5
Toledo1st Mid American West6-17-4

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