Proctor Leads Navy Over Delaware, 40-17
Mitchell, Tuani, Brewer, Proctor, Teich and Teague Postgame Press Conference:
Sept. 3, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Kriss Proctor rushed for three touchdowns and threw his first career TD pass on Saturday to lead Navy in a 40-17 blowout of Delaware.
Delaware, of the Colonial Athletic Conference, came into the game ranked fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision preseason poll after playing in last year's subdivision title game.
Proctor, a senior starting only his fourth game, quickly made his presence felt. On the third play of the game he weaved his way through the lue Hens' defense on a 75-yard touchdown run.
He would score twice more on runs of 27 and 1 yards and added his first career touchdown pass.
He finished the game with 176 yards rushing and 46 passing, completing 4-of-7 passes.
The Mids finished with 437 yards total offense, 391 on the ground.
Delaware, which played the final quarter without starting quarterback Trevor Sasek, finished with 363 yards, but that included a 78-yard scoring drive against Navy's reserves.
Andrew Pierce ran for 119 yards on 20 rushes. It was Pierce's eighth career 100-yard game.
Sasek, who was injured late in the third quarter when he was tackled hard at the end of a flea-flicker play where he caught a pass, completed 9 of 19 passes for 82 yards and scored on a 21-yard run. His replacement Tim Donnelly completed 7 of 9 passes for 60 yards.
Santiago's 13-yard run capped a 61-yard drive, following a fumble recovery by Mason Graham.
Teague added a field goal from 36 yards after a Navy drive lasting 8 minutes, 23 seconds.
Sasek's 21-yard run got the Hens on the scoreboard, but Teague's 54-yard kick with the wind at his back gave Navy a 19-7 halftime lead. The old record was 52 yards by Todd Solomon in 1984.
Navy scored on its first possession of the second half on Proctor's 27-yard run for a 26-7 lead.
Delaware added a 25-yard field goal by Sean Baner to make it 26-10, but Sasek injured his knee when he was hit hard after catching a pass on a trick play. Sasek returned to quarterback on the next series, but lasted one play before leaving for good.
Navy added two scores on a 1-yard run by Proctor and a 12-yard pass to Santiago for his first career passing touchdown. Kwesi Mitchell's interception set up the score.