Photo Story I: Navy beats Delaware, 51-7

The Navy Midshipmen piled up 352 yards rushing and 237 yards passing in thrashing Delaware on Saturday, 51-7.'s Alison Althouse was there and captured these images (part I, first half). NOTE: Five photos added on Sunday, 12:15 pm EST.

The Mids prepare to march in for battle against the Delaware Blue Hens.

Brendon Clements (Navy #1) makes a great stop on Delaware #86 (Nick Boyle) early in the first quarter.

Jordan Drake (Navy #13) causes UD to punt by hurrying the QB (Delaware #2, Trent Hurley)

Marcus Thomas (Navy #26) rushes for another First Down in the opening drive, bringing Navy to the Delaware 10 yd line.

Darius Staten (Navy #20) draws first blood with a 10 yd rush. PAT good... score: Navy 7, Delaware 0.

Lonnie Richardson (Navy #3) tackles UD #17 (Michael Johnson) at the 12 yard line after the kick off.

Navy's Defense of Cody Peterson (Navy #53), Chris Johnson (Navy #46) and Chris Ferguson (Navy #23) swarmed UD #5 (Rob Jones).

DeBrandon Sanders (Navy #21) rushes for 5 yards and a first down, but the drive ends in a field goal by Nick Sloan. Score: Navy 10, Delaware 0 (Clock: 00:40, first quarter)

D.J. Sargenti (Navy #52) intercepts a pass and return 8 yards to the Delaware44, putting Navy back on offense!

Celebrating the second touchdown - Gooooo Navy!

UD #2 (Trent Hurley) slips a tackle by William Tuider (Navy #38) ultimately causing an interception by Navy's Brendon Clements (#1).

Brendon Clements (Navy #1) gets stopped by UD #30 (Andrew Pierce) after his interception.

Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) caused problems for UD's defense all day long.

Pass to DeBrandon Sanders (Navy #21) gives UD's defense the slip and heads into the end zone for Navy's third TD on the day. PAT failed, Score: Navy 23, Delaware 0.

Nick Sloan (Navy #6), shown here with punter Pablo Beltran (Navy #11) holding, was 6-7 in PAT's with one field goal.

Senior Captain Cody Peterson (Navy #53) makes the tackle (#27 Julian Laing) at the Navy 40yd line but can only slow down the Delaware drive.

Delaware finds a hole and gets on the board with a completed pass to #26 (Ryan Cobb) late in the second quarter. PAT good, Score: Navy 23, Delaware 7

Chris Swain (Navy #37) pushes for 9 yards, but it isn't enough to save the drive.

Pablo Beltran (Navy #11) kicks a 56 yard punt that forced Delaware to start their final drive of the half at the 3 yard line. This was Beltran's first punt of the season.

Photos by Alison Althouse for Top Stories