Navy 42, Temple 6
Nov. 18, 2006
Temple at Navy
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Nov. 18, 2006
The 36-point margin of victory is Navy's largest since it defeated Army, 58-12, in 2002.
With its 42-6 win over Temple, Navy's senior class has now won 34 contests, tying the Class of 1908 for the second-most wins ... the Mids are two off the school record.
In the last three games combined, Navy has outscored its opponents 80-13 in the first half.
The Mids finished with 420 yards on the ground, marking the fourth time this season Navy has topped 400 yards rushing ... it's the 19th most yards on the ground in program history.
* For the fifth time this season, Navy had two players rush for 100-plus yards (Kaheaku-Enhada & White) ... it's the most 100-yard rushing games by a tandem in school history ... sophomore QB Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada carried the ball 19 times for a career-best 140 yards, bettering his previous high of 114 against Duke earlier this year.
Navy has won 25-consecutive games and are 28-4 under Paul Johnson when rushing 300-plus yards ... the Mids are 29-8 in the Johnson era when at least one player rushes for 100 yards ... Navy is 9-1 under Johnson when two players top 100 yards on the ground.
Navy's punt at 5:56 in the opening quarter was its first since the fourth quarter against Notre Dame on Oct. 28 ... the Mids played 133:46 (9 quarters) without punting the ball.
Navy has now won 18 of its last 19 games when scoring first, thanks to an eight-yard run by Kaheaku-Enhada 8:54 into the game.
Navy's win today broke a two-game losing skid at home, while it improved to 17-4 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium over the last four years ... the Mids are 3-2 at home in `06.
Three of Navy's six touchdowns today were five plays or fewer with four strikes taking three minutes or less ... Navy has now scored 14 touchdowns this fall in under 2:00 minutes.
Navy surrendered just six points, the fewest allowed by the defense since the Mids shut out Tulsa, 29-0, in 2004.
The Owls turned in just 13 yards on the ground, the fewest by a Navy opponent since Rutgers rushed for seven yards on 26 carries on Nov. 6, 1999.
Navy's seven sacks marked a season high by the Midshipmen -- John Chan made his sixth of the year, David Mahoney turned in his 20th-collegiate sack with just over 12 minutes left in the game, just two off the school record, Tye Adams picked up a pair of sacks, Tyler Tidwell earned his third sack of the season, and Larry Cylc and Jon Alvarado turned in their first sacks of the season.
Senior Rob Caldwell paced the Mids with 11 tackles, his 13th double-figure tackle game of his career ... it's the fourth time this season that he has posted double figures in tackles.
Trey Hines' TD at 7:02 in the second quarter marked his sixth-career score and his first of the 2006 campaign.
Kaheaku-Enhada scored back-to-back touchdowns in the first quarter, marking his fifth and sixth rushing touchdowns in the last two games ... he owns 10 this year, tying injured QB Brian Hampton for the most on the team.
Kaheaku-Enhada's eight-yard touchdown run in the first quarter marked the Mids' ninth touchdown on their ninth possession in the last two games by the first-string offense.
With a one-yard run with 38 seconds remaining in the first half, Navy senior Byron McCoy scored his first-collegiate touchdown on just his eight-career rush.
Freshman rover Jeromy Miles picked off Temple QB Adam DiMichele with 11 seconds left in the opening half, returning the ball 24 yards ... it was his second interception of the season.
Sophomore slot back Shun White scored a pair of TDs, including a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter to produced his first-collegiate two-TD game ... with his 50-yard scamper, he became the fifth different player this season to top 100 yards on the ground ... finishing with 114 yards on seven carries, it is his first 100-yard rushing contest of his career.
Senior defensive end Tye Adams made two sacks on the afternoon, pushing his season total to four.
Safety Ketric Buffin picked off his first pass of the season, the second of his career, on Temple's fourth-and-one play with 3:23 remaining in the contest.
# GO NAVY #