Devils Dumped By Navy 38-13

In non-conference football action on Saturday afternoon at sun-splashed Wallace Wade Stadium, Navy defeated Duke by a 38-13 score.

Duke took the opening possession and marched 70 yards on five plays for a one-yard touchdown run by Re'quan Boyette. The drive was highlighted by a 38-yard pass from Thaddeus Lewis to Eron Riley, with the diving reception giving the Blue Devils first and goal at the one yard line. The point after touchdown attempt was missed, and Duke led 6-0.

The Midshipmen answered Duke's opening score with an 11-play, 72-yard scoring drive that resulted in a one-yard plunge by Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada. Matt Harmon's PAT attempt was successful to give Navy a 7-6 advantage with 8:31 left in the opening quarter. Following a 44-yard punt return by Reggie Campbell, the Mids drove 25 yards in six plays for a touchdown as Adam Ballard found the end zone from one yard out.

Navy extended its lead to 21-6 at the 13:43 mark of the second quarter when Shun White darted 39 yards for a touchdown to cap a six play, 68-yard scoring drive. After the Blue Devils turned the ball over on downs near midfield, the Mids went 32 yards for a 30-yard field goal by Harmon to claim a 24-6 lead with 8:13 left in the first half.

Kaheaku-Enhada's 19-yard pass to Reggie Campbell put Navy ahead 31-6 with 7:57 remaining in the third quarter. Navy took the kickoff to begin the second half and went 80 yards on 15 plays for the touchdown. Ballard's second touchdown of day covered three yards and pushed the score to 38-6 at the 13:28 mark of the final period.

Lewis fired a 13-yard scoring strike to Jomar Wright with just under two minutes remaining to account for the final margin. The four-play, 22-yard scoring drive was set up by a John Talley fumble recovery at the Navy 22 yard line.

Justin Boyle paced the Duke offense with 76 rushing yards on 15 attempts, pushing the junior running back over 1,000 yard for his career. Lewis was 15-for-22 through the air for 181 yards while Riley caught four passes for 88 yards.

Duke travels to face Boston College next Saturday. Kickoff in Chestnut Hill is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised by ESPNU.


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