Navy 41, Connecticut 17
Sept. 30, 2006
Navy at Connecticut
Sept. 30, 2006
Navy Post-Game Notes
The 77-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hampton to Reggie Campbell on Navy's first play of the game is the sixth-longest pass play in school history ... the pass play was the longest pass play since 2003 when Craig Candeto connected with Eric Roberts for an 86-yard touchdown against Central Michigan.
Brian Hampton's 24-yard touchdown run with 9:40 left in the first quarter is his longest rush of the season and ties the longest of his career. Later in the first, Hampton surpassed that with a 25-yard run to produce a first down for Navy.
With the 24-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, Brian Hampton has now scored a touchdown in five-straight games.
Navy, one of the least penalized teams in the country, averaging 3.0 penalties per game, had three penalties in a row in the first quarter, backing the team up 25 yards ... on the drive, the Mids had four penalties for a total of 30 penalty yards.
Entering today's game, Navy had 12 penalties for 92 yards in four games. In the first quarter alone, the Mids were hit with seven penalties for 46 yards ... Navy received its 12th penalty in the third quarter of today's game, matching its season-total coming into the game ... With that 12th penalty, the Mids amassed 110 penalty yards, 18 more than their total through the four previous games this season ... Navy's 12 penalties in today's game mark the highest number of penalties a Navy team has received in a single-game in the Paul Johnson era ... the previous high was 10 against Eastern Michigan in the 2003 season ... that was also the last time Navy recorded at least 10 penalties in a game.
Navy quarterback Brian Hampton passed for a career-high 141 yards. His previous high was 74 yards against Stanford on September 16, 2006.
Adam Ballard busted through for an 81-yard run in the second quarter. It was the fourth-longest run in school history, and a career-long for Ballard ... his previous career-long was a 67-yard run for a touchdown against Army on December 3, 2005.
Matt Harmon's 39-yard field goal with 0:31 left in the second quarter equaled his career-long. He kicked a 39-yarder against Tulsa just a week earlier.
The Midshipmen have scored on their opening possession of the second half 13 times over the last 16 games, including four of the last five games ... of those 13 second half-opening scoring drives, 11 have resulted in touchdowns.
Reggie Campbell's 68-yard touchdown run to open the second half is the longest rush of his career ... his previous long was 60 yards against Rutgers on October 29, 2005 ... his previous long this season was 21 yards against Stanford on September 16.
Reggie Campbell broke the 100-yard rushing plateau in the third quarter today, marking his third career 100-yard game.
Brian Hampton and Reggie Campbell both surpassed 100 yards rushing in the game, marking the second time this season Navy has had two players over 100 yards ... Hampton finished with a career-best 182 yards on 27 carries, while Campbell racked up 101 yards on just five carries, a 20.2 yards per rush average.
Shun White's 29-yard run in the third quarter was a career-long for the sophomore.
Navy's failed fourth-down conversion on fourth and one in the fourth quarter is the teams first failed fourth-down conversion of the season. The Mids were 5-of-5 five prior to that.
Navy's 464 rushing yards are the second-most allowed by Connecticut in school history ... the top total of 530 was recorded by Georgia Southern in 1998 in the I-AA Quarterfinals, a team that was also coached by Paul Johnson.
Brian Hampton's 182 rushing yards are a career-high for the quarterback ... it is also the most rushing yards by a Navy quarterback since Brian Madden rushed for 201 yards against Tulane in 2001.
With his four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Brian Hampton recorded his first career three touchdown game ... he scored on runs of 24, 52 and 4 yards.
Navy's 141 passing yards is a season-high for the team ... the last time Navy went over 100 yards passing, in fact, was in last season's finale against Colorado State at the Poinsettia Bowl. The Mids threw for 144 yards in that game.
Navy's 605 total yards on offense marks only the 12th time in school history a team has surpassed the 600-yard mark ... it is the 12th-highest total in the record books, and also marks the most yards an opponent has amassed on UConn since it moved to Division I-A in 2002.
With 464 rushing yards in today's game, Navy recorded the ninth-best single-game total in school history ... only 10 teams in Navy history have reached 460 in rushing yards in a game.
With the victory, Navy improves to 6-1 in the series history with Connecticut.
Navy is now 11-1 over the last four years in games following a loss. The Mids have lost back-to-back games just once during the four-year span.
The Mids extended their road win-streak, including neutral sites, to four games ... Navy has not lost on the road since falling at Notre Dame, 42-21, on November 12 of last season.
Navy has won 21-consecutive games and is 24-4 under Paul Johnson when rushing for 300-plus yards ... the last loss when rushing for over 300 yards was against Rutgers on September 27, 2003.
With 88 rushing yards before leaving the game with a hand injury, Adam Ballard surpassed 1,000-yards rushing in his career ... the fullback now has 1,021 career yards.