Navy Runs Past Duke, 27-12

The Navy offense roared for 430 yards while the veteran Midshipmen defense held Duke to only 265 offense as Navy defeated Duke 27-12. Here is the boxscore and photos of the game. Navy is now 1-0 and hosts Northeastern next week.

               Box Score (Final)
                  Duke vs Navy (Sep 04, 2004 at Annapolis, MD)

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
Duke................  3  3  6  0  - 12       Record: (0-1)
Navy................  0  6 14  7  - 27       Record: (1-0)



Scoring Summary:
1st 09:54 DU - Brooks, M. 29 yd field goal, 10-53 5:06, DU 3 - NAVY 0
2nd 06:17 DU - Brooks, M. 35 yd field goal, 6-18 2:23, DU 6 - NAVY 0
    00:57 NAVY - Tomlinson, Jaso 58 yd pass from Polanco, Aaron (Blumenfeld, Geo kick failed), 
4-80 1:15, DU 6 - NAVY 6
3rd 09:44 NAVY - Polanco, Aaron 28 yd run (Blumenfeld, Geo kick), 4-37 2:04, DU 6 - NAVY 13
    04:34 DU - Dapolito, C. 5 yd run (Brooks, M. kick failed), 12-80 5:10, DU 12 - NAVY 13
    00:12 NAVY - Eckel, Kyle 3 yd run (Blumenfeld, Geo kick), 10-72 4:22, DU 12 - NAVY 20
4th 03:06 NAVY - Eckel, Kyle 3 yd run (Blumenfeld, Geo kick), 8-59 4:04, DU 12 - NAVY 27



                                     DU     NAVY
FIRST DOWNS...................       14       23
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............   39-175   57-301
PASSING YDS (NET).............       90      129
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  22-13-0    9-8-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   61-265   66-430
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............      0-0     4-30
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     3-43     4-87
Interception Returns-Yards....      0-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)............   5-37.4   1-46.0
Fumbles-Lost..................      0-0      4-3
Penalties-Yards...............     7-50     3-20
Possession Time...............    29:17    30:43
Third-Down Conversions........  2 of 13  4 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 2   3 of 4
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      3-4      2-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards........      1-5     3-25

RUSHING: Duke-Dargan, C. 20-114; Dapolito, C. 9-47; Boyle, J. 3-16;
Schneider, M. 7-minus 2. Navy-Polanco, Aaron 23-130; Eckel, Kyle 23-100;
Divis, Frank 4-57; Roberts, Eric 3-13; Hall, Matt 1-2; Hines, Trey 1-1;
Blumenfeld, Geo 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 2.

PASSING: Duke-Schneider, M. 8-13-0-59; Dapolito, C. 5-7-0-31; TEAM
0-1-0-0; Dukes, C. 0-1-0-0. Navy-Polanco, Aaron 8-9-0-129.

RECEIVING: Duke-McCormick, D. 3-26; Elliott, R. 3-14; Patrick, B.
2-16; Landrum, S. 2-13; Roland, A. 1-9; Dukes, C. 1-7; Dargan, C. 1-5.
Navy-Tomlinson, Jaso 3-91; Wesley, Lionel 2-16; Dryden, Corey 1-12; Yokitis,
Mick 1-8; Roberts, Eric 1-2.

INTERCEPTIONS: Duke-None. Navy-None.

FUMBLES: Duke-None. Navy-Polanco, Aaron 2-1; Eckel, Kyle 2-2.

Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps     Attendance: 29027
Kickoff time: 6:04 p.m  End of Game: 8:48      Total elapsed time: 2:44
Officials: Referee: Ron Cherry; Umpire: Mike Wooten; Linesman: Sam Stephenson;
Line judge: Richard Misner; Back judge: Barry Hendon; Field judge: Ronnie Steward;
Side judge: Timon Oujiri; Scorer: Bo Smolka;
Temperature: 83        Wind: Calm      Weather: Clear

AP Photo Gallery


Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco, left, is tackled by Duke linebacker Malcolm Ruff during the first half Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)


Duke tailback Cedric Dargan, left, rushes upfield away from Navy's John Chan, bottom, Pierre Moss, middle, and Bobby McClarin, right, during the first half Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)


Navy wide receiver Jason Tomlinson runs for a touchdown on a 58-yard pass play during the first half against Duke on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)


Navy fullback Kyle Eckel, left, fumbles the ball near the goal line after being hit by Duke linebacker Malcolm Ruff, top right, during the first half Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in Annapolis, Md. Duke recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)


Duke coach Ted Roof reacts after the Duke defense recovered one of three fumbles during the first half against Navy on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in Annapolis, Md. Roof was interim coach for the final five games of last season and was named coach for 2004. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)


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