Navy blasts UConn, 41-17

EAST HARTFORD, Conn.- Brian Hampton passed for 141 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns as Navy hammered Connecticut, 41-17. Navy wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. On the first Midshipmen offensive play of the game, Hampton found receiver Reggie Campbell for a 77-yard scoring toss.

Navy struck again on its next possession when Hampton ran 24 yards to extend the Navy lead to 14-0.

UConn's Matt Nuzie connected on a 39-yard field goal to cut the Navy lead to 14-3 in the second quarter. Later Navy kicker

Matt Harmon booted a 27-yard field goal to put Navy back up by 14 at 17-3.

UConn finally found the end zone with 5:13 remaining in the half when quarterback Matt Bonislawski found Terry Caulley for a 14-yard scoring reception to get the Huskies back within a touchdown at 17-10. Navy's Harmon added another field goal, this time from 39 yards, to make the halftime score Navy 20 UConn 10.

Incredibly, Navy also scored on its first offensive play of the second half. Reggie Campbell rumbled 68 yards to put Navy up 27-10. Campbell finished the day with 105 yards in just 5 carries. The Huskies struck back later in the third quarter when Bonislawski hooked up with Deon Anderson from 4 yards out. Bonislawski completed 15 of 37 passes for 176 yards and 2 touchdowns on the day.

Hampton and Navy put UConn away in the fourth quarters when Hampton scored 2 touchdowns on runs of 52 and 4 yards.

Navy out rushed Connecticut 464-167 during the game. Navy's 605 total offensive yards was also far superior to UConn's 343.

Navy improves to 4-1 with the win. The Mids will travel to rival Air Force next weekend. Connecticut falls to 2-2. The Huskies visit South Florida on Saturday.


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