Tulsa 24, Navy 23 (OT)
Sept. 24, 2006
Sept. 23, 2006
Tulsa at Navy
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Sept. 23, 2006
Navy Game Notes
Today's contest marked the first in Academy history to go into overtime ... prior to today, Navy and North Texas were the lonesome duo yet to play an overtime contest.
The 24-23 overtime win by Tulsa over the Midshipmen snapped Navy's six-game winning streak, the fourth longest in the nation, dating back to last season ... it was Navy's longest winning streak since 1978 when it claimed seven in a row
The Tulsa win also snapped the Mids' 14-game winning streak when scoring the game's first points ... the last time Navy had dropped a contest when scoring first was against Delaware on Homecoming in 2003.
Navy has produced a 29-12 record over the last four years ... the loss is just the third at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial stadium in the last four seasons ... the Mids are 16-3 at home in the last four years.
Navy had been flagged for seven penalties (51 yds) entering the game ... the Mids were called for five penalties and 49 yards in today's contest.
Navy is now 9-5 over the last four years in games decided by five points or less ... the Mids have won eight of the last 10 games when the final margin is five points or less.
Sophomore slot back Shun White's (Memphis, Tenn.) 26-yard TD run in the second quarter marked a career-long run for White ... previously 23 yards against UMass (9/9) earlier this season.
Tulsa's 34-yard touchdown pass play from Paul Smith to Ryan Bugg at 6:15 in the second quarter marked just the second touchdown Navy's defense has surrendered in nine quarters.
Behind a 1-yard TD run by senior quarterback Brian Hampton (Scott Air Force Base, Ill.) at 11:53 in the third quarter, Navy has now scored on its opening drive of the second half in 12 of the last 15 games ... 10 of those 12 resulted in touchdowns.
The Mids improved to 5 of 5 in fourth-down conversions on the year after converting on both their attempts this afternoon ... one of which was on Hampton's 1-yard TD run on the opening drive of the third quarter.
Brian Hampton has now scored a touchdown in all four games this season.
For the second time this season and his career, Brian Hampton topped 100 yards rushing ... he finished the game with 118 yards rushing on 30 carries.
Junior wide receiver O.J. Washington's (Tacoma, Wash.) 25-yard touchdown reception in overtime marked his first-collegiate touchdown and just his second-career reception.
Senior linebacker Rob Caldwell (St. John, Ind.) paced Navy's defense with a season-high 13 tackles and broke up a critical pass in the red zone in the fourth quarter ... sophomore cornerback Rashawn King (Raleigh, N.C.) made a career-high eight stops ... freshman safety Jeromy Miles (Sicklerville, N.J.) turned in a career-high seven tackles, including one for a loss of three yards ... junior safety Jeff Deliz (Clinton Township, Mich.) was in on a career-best five stops, including a tackle for a loss of six yards.
Sophomore kicker Matt Harmon's (Taylors, S.C.) blocked extra-point in overtime marked Navy's first missed extra point of the season ... Joey Bullen (St. Simons Island, Ga.) missed an extra point in last season's Poinsettia Bowl win over Colorado State.
Matt Harmon's missed 37-yard field goal as time expired in the first half was his second missed field goal of the season ... he missed a 27-yarder against UMass.