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63 - 14 Final
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Dobbs, Navy run all over Rice 63-14

Oct 11, 2009 - 1:27 AM HOUSTON(AP) -- Ricky Dobbs had more touchdowns than passes.

Navy's quarterback ran for four touchdowns and passed three times in a 63-14 win over Rice on Saturday that showcased the Midshipmen's option offense.

"I thought we played great offensively, great defensively," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo. "I thought it was a great team win. That's what we were trying to get. After a big win over Air Force, I was concerned how we would respond."

Dobbs ran for 105 yards and before yielding to backup Kriss Proctor, who added three scoring runs of his own to finish off the Midshipmen's most comprehensive win of the season.

Marcus Curry ran for 86 yards and a score on 10 carries and Proctor finished with 83 yards.

The Owls were outgained 538 yards to 271, and held to 16 yards rushing. Nick Fanuzzi completed 20 of 33 passes for 241 yards and two TDs, but was picked off twice.

Rice didn't score until after Navy got touchdowns on its first five possessions. Dobbs completed two passes for 66 yards, including a 51-yarder to Curry on the Mids' first snap. Dobbs ran it in from 2 yards out on the next play, adding TD runs from 12 yards and 1 yard on his next two possessions before Vince Murray's 7-yard run and Curry's 1-yarder put the Midshipmen up 35-0.

The Owls got Patrick Randolph's 12-yard touchdown catch, but couldn't do anything else until Randolph's second touchdown made it 56-14 in the fourth quarter.

Navy's methodical triple-option was on display all afternoon, with three drives longer than 10 plays and not a single three-and-out until the game was well out of reach.

The Midshipmen ran 82 plays on offense to Rice's 54, and converted eight of 14 third and fourth downs, including all three on fourth down.

"I thought it was a great team win. I thought we played great in all three phases," Niumatalolo said. Kick-off coverage is probably the one thing we could have been better. I thought we plated pretty well in every phase."








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NAVY 14 21 14 14 63
    RICE 0 7 0 7 14 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NAVY - TD, RICKY DOBBS 2 YD RUN (JOE
    BUCKLEY KICK), 3:28. NAVY 7-0
    NAVY - TD, RICKY DOBBS 12 YD RUN (JOE
    BUCKLEY KICK), 10:19. NAVY
    14-0
    2ND QUARTER: NAVY - TD, RICKY DOBB

    Oct 10 6:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 63
    RICE 14 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oct 10 6:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 63
    RICE 14 6:13 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Navy 63, Rice 14  4th - 6:13Oct 10 6:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 56
    RICE 14 9:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Navy 56, Rice 14  4th - 9:50Oct 10 6:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 56
    RICE 7 11:46 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Navy 56, Rice 7  4th - 11:46Oct 10 6:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 49
    RICE 7 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oct 10 6:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 49
    RICE 7 7:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Navy 49, Rice 7  3rd - 7:59Oct 10 5:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 42
    RICE 7 10:31 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Navy 42, Rice 7  3rd - 10:31Oct 10 5:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 35
    RICE 7 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oct 10 5:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 35
    RICE 7 1:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Navy 35, Rice 7  2nd - 1:02Oct 10 5:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 35
    RICE 0 2:44 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Navy 35, Rice 0  2nd - 2:44Oct 10 4:58 PM
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    Navy 28, Rice 0  2nd - 8:26Oct 10 4:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 28
    RICE 0 10:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Navy 28, Rice 0  2nd - 10:08Oct 10 4:37 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 21
    RICE 0 13:01 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Navy 21, Rice 0  2nd - 13:01Oct 10 4:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 14
    RICE 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 10 4:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 14
    RICE 0 4:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Navy 14, Rice 0  1st - 4:41Oct 10 4:05 PM


  • NCAAF
    NAVY 7
    RICE 0 11:32 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Navy 7, Rice 0  1st - 11:32Oct 10 3:46 PM
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    Navy vs. RiceOct 10 3:34 PM