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Navy uses fourth-quarter rally to beat Memphis 22-21 in rain

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Because Navy relies so heavily on the run, comebacks are not exactly its specialty.

So when the Midshipmen found themselves in a driving rain and trailing Memphis by 12 points in the fourth quarter, only two options remained in play.

''You can fold and accept the loss, or line up on the ball like every play counts,'' quarterback Malcolm Perry said.

Perry got Navy within striking distance with a sensational 19-yard run , and backup Zach Abey scored from the 3 with 2:37 left for a 22-21 victory on Saturday.

The last time the Midshipmen won when trailing by double digits in the fourth quarter was in 2008, against Temple.

''It just shows you the resolve of our young men,'' coach Ken Niumatalolo said. ''I am just really proud of the way our guys fought. We did just enough at the end on offense to get the `W.' That's all that matters - one more point than them. Great win.''

Navy trailed 21-9 before Perry followed the Tigers' third lost fumble with a right-and-then-left, tackle-breaking, touchdown run with 11:07 remaining.

''It was a designed pass,'' Perry said. ''I didn't like what I was seeing, so I make a play with my feet.''

After a Memphis punt, the Midshipmen (1-1, 1-0 American Athletic Conference) moved 56 yards in 13 plays in a drive that Abey ended standing up in the end zone.

The Tigers (1-1, 0-1) got to the Navy 34 before Brady White was tackled on a fourth-down scramble with 1:26 remaining.

''Hats off to Navy,'' Memphis coach Mike Norvell said. ''They did a great job, especially late in the game. It was the mistakes that cost us.''

A steady rain turned a projected shootout into a conservative game of ball control. After scoring 66 points in its season opener against Mercer, Memphis struggled offensively until Darrell Henderson peeled off touchdown runs of 78 and 59 yards in the third quarter.

''The rain definitely messed up our offense because we couldn't get into the playbook and run the plays we wanted to run,'' said Henderson, who finished with 212 yards and three TDs on just 13 carries.

In the end, Memphis simply couldn't overcome the rain, four turnovers and a sub-par performance by White, who went 15 for 25 for 145 yards and an interception.

''On the offensive side, you've got to own the ball,'' Memphis linebacker Austin Hall said.

Perry ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns.

''Overall, I'm not happy how I executed, but I'm happy how the team played overall,'' Perry said. ''Whatever the situation, we just kept coming back.''

Abey played occasionally in short-yardage situations, carrying five times for 6 yards and that very important touchdown.

It was an uplifting victory for the Midshipmen, who were coming off a 59-41 blowout loss at Hawaii.

The Tigers trailed 9-7 at halftime after losing possession of the wet football three times and punting twice.

John Williams fumbled on the Tigers' first play and Sean Dykes coughed up the ball later in the first quarter. Between the turnovers, Navy kicked a field goal.

White finally got the Memphis offense on track with an 86-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard touchdown run by Henderson.

Perry answered with a 7-yard score with 7 seconds left.

THE TAKEAWAY

Memphis: It's hard to get a read on Memphis, which led 56-0 at halftime last week and rolled up 752 yards. Not to confuse Navy with Mercer, but the Tigers looked awful on offense with the exception of Henderson's two long runs.

Navy: The offense remains one-dimensional, which is to be expected, but the defense came up big when it counted. And, the winner of the Navy-Memphis game has earned at least a share of the West Division title in each of the last three years.

WAIT A SECOND

Navy's defense had to return from its locker room to finish the first half after a replay determined there was one second remaining with Memphis in possession at midfield. The payoff for the Midshipmen was an interception as time expired.

TURNOVER MACHINE

Navy safety Sean Williams forced both Memphis fumbles in the first quarter. The last time a Midshipman caused two fumbles in a game was against Air Force in 2015.

UP NEXT

Memphis: Hosts Georgia State on Friday night in the first meeting between the teams.

Navy: Hosts Lehigh on Saturday in a series that began in 1889, but has been dormant since 1987.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 2:37
9-Z.Abey to MEM 4 for -2 yards (25-A.Hall).
plays
yds
pos
21
22
Touchdown 2:37
9-Z.Abey runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
76
yds
06:51
pos
21
22
Point After TD 11:06
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
16
Touchdown 11:06
10-M.Perry scrambles runs 19 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
27
yds
00:45
pos
21
15
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:19
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
9
Touchdown 1:19
8-D.Henderson runs 59 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
59
yds
00:31
pos
20
9
Point After TD 7:35
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
9
Touchdown 7:35
8-D.Henderson runs 78 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
78
yds
00:21
pos
13
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:07
7-G.Lewis to MEM 2 for no gain
plays
yds
pos
7
9
Touchdown 0:07
10-M.Perry runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
65
yds
03:54
pos
7
9
Point After TD 4:01
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 4:01
8-D.Henderson runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
86
yds
04:32
pos
6
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:10
16-B.Moehring 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
32
yds
06:35
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 20
Rushing 6 16
Passing 8 3
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 4-10 6-17
4th Down Conv 0-1 2-2
Total Net Yards 371 313
Total Plays 49 79
Avg Gain 7.6 4.0
Net Yards Rushing 233 264
Rush Attempts 24 73
Avg Rush Yards 9.7 3.6
Net Yards Passing 138 49
Comp. - Att. 15-25 4-6
Yards Per Pass 5.5 8.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-7 1-3
Penalties - Yards 4-30 1-10
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 3 3
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 4 1
Fumbles - Lost 4-3 3-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 5-43.0 7-40.4
Return Yards 69 15
Punts - Returns 3-22 1-8
Kickoffs - Returns 4-47 2-7
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 3/3 2/2
Extra Points 3/3 1/1
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Memphis 1-1 0714021
Navy 1-1 3601322
138 PASS YDS 49
233 RUSH YDS 264
371 TOTAL YDS 313
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. White 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 145 0 1 100.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 145 0 1 100.7
B. White 15/25 145 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 212 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 212 3
D. Henderson 13 212 3 78
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 28 0
P. Taylor Jr. 7 28 0 9
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
T. Pollard 1 6 0 6
B. White 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -13 0
B. White 3 -13 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 42 0
P. Williams 4 42 0 23
D. Coxie 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 38 0
D. Coxie 5 38 0 15
K. Gainwell 19 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 25 0
K. Gainwell 2 25 0 14
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 0
D. Henderson 1 18 0 18
S. Dykes 5 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 14 0
S. Dykes 1 14 0 14
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 8 0
P. Taylor Jr. 2 8 0 5
J. Magnifico 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Magnifico 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Akins 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
C. Akins 11-0 0.0 0
T. Hart 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
T. Hart 9-2 0.0 0
A. Hall 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
A. Hall 7-1 0.0 0
T. Lindsey 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
T. Lindsey 7-2 0.0 0
J. Perry 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
J. Perry 6-1 0.0 0
T. Windham 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
T. Windham 5-0 0.0 0
J. Russell 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Russell 4-1 0.0 0
J. Dorceus 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
J. Dorceus 4-2 1.0 0
B. Huff 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
B. Huff 4-1 0.0 0
T. Carter 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
T. Carter 4-2 0.0 0
J. Wilson 38 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Wilson 3-1 0.0 0
E. Cooper 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Cooper 2-0 0.0 0
J. Dillon 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Dillon 2-2 0.0 0
Kh. Johnson 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Kh. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hill 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Hill 1-1 0.0 0
O. Goodson 1 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Goodson 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Patterson 36 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
0/0 3/3
R. Patterson 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Williams 48 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 43.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 43.0 2
A. Williams 5 43.0 2 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 14.3 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 14.3 18 0
D. Henderson 3 14.3 18 0
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
P. Taylor Jr. 1 4.0 4 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 7.3 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 7.3 15 0
P. Williams 3 7.3 15 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Perry 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 22 0 0 128.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 22 0 0 128.3
M. Perry 2/3 22 0 0
Z. Abey 9 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 17 0 0 242.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 17 0 0 242.8
Z. Abey 1/1 17 0 0
G. Lewis 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 13 0 0 104.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 13 0 0 104.6
G. Lewis 1/2 13 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Perry 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
36 166 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 166 2
M. Perry 36 166 2 22
A. Gargiulo 38 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
A. Gargiulo 11 30 0 6
T. Walker 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
T. Walker 3 22 0 13
G. Lewis 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
G. Lewis 3 12 0 12
M. Martin 34 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
M. Martin 1 12 0 12
C. Woods III 81 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
C. Woods III 1 8 0 8
C. Williams 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
C. Williams 2 8 0 5
T. Maloy 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 7 0
T. Maloy 5 7 0 4
Z. Abey 9 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 6 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 6 1
Z. Abey 5 6 1 3
N. Smith 43 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
N. Smith 2 1 0 1
K. Makekau 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
K. Makekau 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Perry 10 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 17 0
M. Perry 1 17 0 17
C. Williams 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
C. Williams 1 16 0 16
T. Jackson 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 13 0
T. Jackson 1 13 0 13
A. Gargiulo 38 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
A. Gargiulo 1 6 0 6
T. Maloy 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Maloy 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Williams 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
S. Williams 7-1 0.0 0
N. Cromartie 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
N. Cromartie 5-0 0.0 0
J. Hailey 13 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Hailey 4-0 0.0 0
T. Heflin 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
T. Heflin 4-2 1.0 0
H. Sullivan 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
H. Sullivan 4-1 0.0 0
J. Pittman 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Pittman 3-0 0.0 0
J. Webb 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Webb 2-0 0.0 0
A. Kapoi 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Kapoi 1-1 0.0 0
J. Ryan 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Ryan 1-0 0.0 1
A. Villalobos 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
A. Villalobos 1-2 0.0 0
E. Nash 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Nash 1-0 0.0 0
J. Polu 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Polu 1-0 0.0 0
J. Springer 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Springer 1-0 0.0 0
K. Williams 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
J. Johnson 35 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Moehring 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
1/1 1/1
B. Moehring 1/1 23 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. White 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 40.4 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 40.4 3
O. White 7 40.4 3 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Plante 40 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
M. Plante 1 0.0 0 0
C. Williams 20 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
C. Williams 1 7.0 7 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Springer 1 S
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
J. Springer 1 8.0 8 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 MEMP 29 0:00 1 9 Fumble
8:00 MEMP 26 1:30 4 16 Punt
2:51 MEMP 23 2:28 7 41 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:12 MEMP 17 1:20 3 6 Punt
8:33 MEMP 14 4:32 12 86 TD
0:07 MEMP 29 0:00 1 21
0:01 NAVY 50 0:00 1 48 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:51 MEMP 32 0:58 3 5 Punt
7:56 MEMP 22 0:21 2 78 TD
5:29 MEMP 32 0:53 3 5 Punt
1:50 MEMP 46 0:31 2 59 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 MEMP 15 0:30 2 12 Fumble
11:01 MEMP 22 1:23 3 2 Punt
2:33 MEMP 32 1:00 7 39 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:45 MEMP 38 6:35 11 32 FG
6:22 NAVY 19 3:20 5 19 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:14 NAVY 36 0:05 3 7 Punt
12:41 NAVY 26 3:58 6 26 Punt
4:01 NAVY 25 3:54 12 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NAVY 20 2:00 3 9 Punt
11:45 NAVY 16 3:36 6 14 Punt
7:31 NAVY 27 1:54 3 1 Punt
4:27 NAVY 25 2:32 6 29 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:19 NAVY 27 0:55 7 27 Punt
11:51 MEMP 27 0:45 2 27 TD
9:28 NAVY 44 6:51 13 56 TD
1:26 NAVY 35 0:43 3 -6