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Memphis uses 5 turnovers to hand No. 25 Navy 1st loss, 30-27

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Riley Ferguson didn't throw one, but he was certainly enjoying seeing a late-game interception Saturday.

The Memphis quarterback was watching helplessly on the sidelines as Navy took over on its 10 with 1:51 to go and an opportunity for a second-straight, last-minute victory. But Tigers defensive back Austin Hall picked off Zach Abey at the Midshipmen 33 to end the threat and secure a 30-27 upset of 25th-ranked Navy.

''I knew our defense was going to make a play,'' Ferguson said. ''That was something I felt good about.''

Ferguson threw three touchdown passes and Memphis took advantage of five turnovers to hand the Midshipmen their first loss of the season.

''We did not play a perfect game, but I'm so proud of this football team,'' Memphis coach Mike Norvell said.

Abey ran for 146 yards for Navy (5-1, 3-1 American Athletic Conference), but the Tigers held the nation's leading running game 100 yards below its 416-yard average.

''I've never been so proud to hold a team to 314 yards,'' Norvell said. ''But we went out and competed for 60 minutes.''

Abey surpassed 1,000 yards rushing this season with a 28-yard run late in the fourth quarter, but was responsible for all five turnovers.

''I can't remember the last time we had five turnovers,'' said Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo. ''You aren't going to beat anyone with five turnovers.''

Memphis (5-1, 2-1) beat a Top-25 opponent for the third straight time, including two this season.

Ferguson passed for 279 yards and Anthony Miller had 10 receptions for 90 yards and two TDs. Ferguson has 10 TD passes and no interceptions in his past two games.

''It's humbling and it's a blessing to be in this position, beating two Top 25 teams,'' Ferguson said. ''It was just a matter of being disciplined and staying focused on the little details.''

The Tigers took a 20-19 lead on a 42-yard field goal by Riley Patterson late in the third quarter, the game's fifth lead change. Memphis extended its lead to 27-19 by piecing together a 99-yard scoring drive early in the fourth, capped by an 8-yard TD pass to Miller.

After another 42-yard field goal by Patterson in the fourth made it 30-19, Navy trimmed to deficit to 30-27 with 3:25 to go and had one final opportunity in the final two minutes. But Memphis linebacker Austin Hall ended the comeback try with his second interception with 1:42 to go.

''The defense stepped up today,'' Hall said. ''Everyone did their job.''

Navy rushed 36 times for 155 yards in the first half and dominated time of possession. The Midshipmen controlled the ball for 20:06 minutes of the opening half.

THE TAKEAWAY

Navy: The Midshipmen were looking to go 6-0 for the first time in almost four decades. The division loss puts them in a bind behind the Tigers in the American Athletic Conference West race.

We just have to move on. When you win, you have to move on. And when you lose, you have to move on. We are a leadership institution and this is what leadership is about. Hopefully, we'll bounce back,'' Niumatalolo said.

Memphis: The Tigers converted those takeaways into 13 points. The win, coupled with Houston's surprising loss to Tulsa, puts Memphis back in the thick of the West race.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Navy: The Midshipmen will drop out of the polls after accomplishing what hadn't been done in 57 years. By moving into the Top 25 a week ago, Navy was ranked for a third straight season, a first since 1958-60.

Memphis: The Tigers will gain some additional votes, but likely not enough to earn a Top 25 ranking.

TIGER SUSPENSION: A Memphis defense hit hard by injuries this season lost another starter before kickoff.

School officials originally announced defensive end Ernest Suttles, listed as the co-starter at one of the end positions, had been suspended ''for a violation of team rules in an off-campus incident.'' Later, the school announced he had been dismissed following a Memphis Police Department tweet that Suttles had been charged with rape. He was booked into jail shortly before kickoff.

UP NEXT

Navy: The Midshipmen play host to the surprise AAC team this season. No. 22 UCF, led by second-year coach Scott Frost, leads the league in scoring offense and scoring defense and owns impressive wins over Maryland and Memphis.

MEMPHIS: The Tigers will not have much time to recover. They are at Houston on Thursday in another key West division game.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 3:25
29-D.Bonner to MEM End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
30
Touchdown 3:27
9-Z.Abey runs 1 yard for a touchdown. Team penalty on MEM Offside declined.
2
plays
1
yds
0:18
pos
25
30
Touchdown 3:25
9-Z.Abey runs 1 yard for a touchdown. Team penalty on MEM Offside declined.
12
plays
73
yds
03:09
pos
25
30
Field Goal 11:13
36-R.Patterson 42 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
5
yds
01:12
pos
19
30
Point After TD 13:17
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
19
27
Touchdown 13:17
4-R.Ferguson complete to 3-A.Miller. 3-A.Miller runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
104
yds
00:49
pos
19
26
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:20
36-R.Patterson 42 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
50
yds
02:10
pos
19
20
Point After TD 7:30
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
19
17
Touchdown 7:30
9-Z.Abey runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
70
yds
04:12
pos
18
17
Safety 11:42
4-R.Ferguson sacked at MEM End Zone for -13 yards to MEM End Zone for no gain safety (92-J.Webb).
plays
yds
pos
12
17
Point After TD 14:15
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
17
Touchdown 14:15
4-R.Ferguson complete to 8-D.Henderson. 8-D.Henderson runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
12
yds
00:27
pos
10
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:41
36-R.Patterson 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
30
yds
00:20
pos
10
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:29
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
7
Touchdown 2:29
9-Z.Abey runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
16
plays
70
yds
08:20
pos
9
7
Point After TD 10:54
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 10:54
4-R.Ferguson complete to 3-A.Miller. 3-A.Miller runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
02:27
pos
3
6
Field Goal 13:30
16-B.Moehring 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
5
yds
01:30
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 24
Rushing 17 6
Passing 1 14
Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Conv 7-14 4-14
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 330 377
Total Plays 76 69
Avg Gain 4.3 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 314 118
Rush Attempts 68 29
Avg Rush Yards 4.6 4.1
Net Yards Passing 16 259
Comp. - Att. 1-8 24-40
Yards Per Pass 2.0 6.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-4 2-20
Penalties - Yards 5-65 9-39
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 5 1
Fumbles - Lost 3-3 1-1
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 4-52.8 2-39.0
Return Yards 54 38
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-9
Kickoffs - Returns 3-54 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-29
Kicking 3/4 6/7
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 1/2 3/4
Safeties 1 0
1234T
25 Navy 5-1 1009827
Memphis 5-1 73101030
16 PASS YDS 259
314 RUSH YDS 118
330 TOTAL YDS 377
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Abey 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
14.3% 20 0 2 -18.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
36.2% 491 5 4 142.0
Z. Abey 1/7 20 0 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Abey 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
37 146 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
183 1016 12
Z. Abey 37 146 3 28
M. Perry 10 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 414 3
M. Perry 9 68 0 18
C. High 33 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 42 0
C. High 11 42 0 8
D. Bonner 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 122 1
D. Bonner 7 30 0 18
J. Brown III 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 66 0
J. Brown III 1 11 0 11
K. Mahekau 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 44 0
K. Mahekau 1 11 0 11
A. Gargiulo 38 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 46 0
A. Gargiulo 2 6 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Bonner 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 112 1
D. Bonner 1 20 0 20
T. Carmona 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 204 3
T. Carmona 0 0 0 0
M. Perry 10 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 98 1
M. Perry 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Palmore 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Palmore 1-0 0.0 0
J. Webb 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Webb 1-0 1.0 0
N. Cromartie 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
N. Cromartie 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Moehring 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/8 27/27
B. Moehring 1/2 23 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. White 4 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 52.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 42.4 3
O. White 4 52.8 3 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Perry 10 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 21.3 20 0
M. Perry 2 17.5 20 0
N. Smith 43 FB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
N. Smith 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Ferguson 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 279 3 0 143.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 279 3 0 143.3
R. Ferguson 24/40 279 3 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 94 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 542 3
D. Henderson 12 94 0 32
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 307 3
P. Taylor Jr. 5 31 0 12
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 50 0
T. Pollard 3 5 0 6
R. Ferguson 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 -6 0
R. Ferguson 6 -6 0 9
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Miller 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
10 90 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
45 606 9
A. Miller 10 90 2 28
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 55 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 200 2
T. Pollard 3 55 0 33
S. Dykes 5 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 86 1
S. Dykes 3 37 0 17
P. Mayhue 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 194 1
P. Mayhue 2 30 0 20
J. Magnifico 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 203 3
J. Magnifico 1 21 0 21
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 83 1
D. Henderson 2 17 1 10
R. Proctor 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 25 0
R. Proctor 1 13 0 13
D. Coxie 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 93 1
D. Coxie 1 10 0 10
J. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 143 0
J. Williams 1 6 0 6
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Hart 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
T. Hart 1-0 0.0 0
B. Huff 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Huff 1-0 0.0 0
G. Avery 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
G. Avery 0-1 0.5 0
S. White 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
S. White 0-1 0.5 0
A. Hall 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 3 0.0
A. Hall 0-0 0.0 2
J. Tate 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 -0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 -0.5
J. Tate 0-1 -0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Patterson 36 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 3/3
SEASON FG XP
4/5 16/17
R. Patterson 3/4 42 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Jacobs 47 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 39.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 41.4 2
N. Jacobs 2 39.0 2 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 4.5 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 5.0 5 0
J. Williams 2 4.5 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MEMP 10 1:30 3 5 FG
10:49 NAVY 30 8:20 16 70 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:40 NAVY 36 0:00 4 32 Fumble
12:31 NAVY 8 6:40 11 40 Punt
1:33 NAVY 24 0:30 2 4 Fumble
0:31 NAVY 43 0:24 3 24 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NAVY 25 0:06 3 -10 INT
14:15 NAVY 25 2:00 3 1 Punt
11:42 NAVY 30 4:12 10 70 TD
5:15 NAVY 25 3:49 7 16 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:12 NAVY 20 0:42 2 4 Fumble
11:08 NAVY 25 1:53 3 -5 Punt
6:34 NAVY 18 3:09 12 82 TD
1:51 NAVY 10 0:00 1 90 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 MEMP 25 2:27 7 75 TD
2:24 MEMP 25 1:38 7 39 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:32 MEMP 32 0:53 4 16 Punt
5:45 MEMP 13 4:06 11 63 FG Miss
1:01 NAVY 28 0:20 4 0 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:42 NAVY 12 0:27 2 12 TD
12:06 MEMP 13 0:24 4 87 Safety
7:30 MEMP 25 2:10 8 50 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:14 MEMP 1 0:49 10 99 TD
12:25 NAVY 24 1:12 4 0 FG
9:00 MEMP 21 2:17 6 47 Fumble
3:25 MEMP 25 1:27 5 31 Punt
1:42 NAVY 33 1:09 3 -6 Game