Navy
Rutgers
24 - 41 Final
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Rice breaks school record, Rutgers downs Navy

Sep 8, 2007 - 4:40 AM PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Ray Rice had more than one reason to keep this game ball.

Rice compiled 215 total yards, scored three touchdowns and broke the school record for career rushing yards as No. 15 Rutgers cruised to a 41-24 triumph over Navy on Friday night.

Rice rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries and added a 22-yard receiving score. The junior tailback has amassed 3,274 rushing yards in his collegiate career, which breaks Rutgers' all-time record formerly held by Terrell Willis (3,114).

"It's one of (those) lifetime achievements," Rice said. "I never really cared about my individual awards, but this one means a lot, because it's here at Rutgers University. It's something I can share here at Rutgers with my whole team, my whole family and everybody that helped me get it."

"Ray is a great player," Rutgers coach Greg Schiano added. "He's certainly doing his part."

A contender for this year's Heisman Trophy, Rice plowed into the end zone from 4 yards out to give the Scarlet Knights an early 14-0 lead in the opening quarter.

"It certainly helps when you can score against that (Navy) offense," Schiano said. "When they get clicking, you can see the tempo picking up. So to get ahead of them certainly helps."

He added another rushing score in the fourth quarter, taking a 2-yard run into the end zone on 4th-and-1 as Rutgers (2-0) took a 41-17 advantage.

The Rutgers' defense yielded 254 rushing yards but came through with big plays at important times.

After throwing just one interception in 48 attempts last season, Midshipmen quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada was picked off three times by the Scarlet Knights - twice in their own end zone.

"The two interceptions in the end zone were huge plays," Schiano said. "Anytime you look at a football game, there are plays like that and that's what decides games."

Trailing, 24-7, at the half, Navy (1-1) appeared to be on its way to getting back in the game. On the opening drive of the second half, the Midshipmen drove down the field and set up a 2-yard rushing score by Kaheaku-Enhada.

After Ketric Buffin's interception gave Navy great field position, Kaheaku-Enhada's pass was picked off by free safety Courtney Greene in the end zone.

"The turnover got our offense the ball back and as you can see, they went right down the field and got points off it," Greene said. "That's how our team works. We feed off each other and we're getting better each week."

"The thing that turned it was the (second end zone) interception," Navy coach Paul Johnson said. "If we put that one in the end zone and make it 24-21, now we got a game and maybe (Rutgers) panics a little."

Rice then helped Rutgers grind out a 14-play drive that took 8:35 off the clock and ended with a 20-yard field goal by Jeremy Ito, extending its advantage to 27-14. Rice carried the ball 11 times for 54 yards on the drive.

The Scarlet Knights sealed the victory in the fourth quarter when Mike Teel connected with Kenny Britt on a 53-yard touchdown strike to open the lead to 34-17 with 8:05 left in the game.

"I was calling (for) that play for a while," Teel said. "I was telling coach their corners were just sitting on the routes. It was a great time by coach calling it and we were able to connect."

Teel completed 14-of-19 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns with an interception.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NAVY 7 0 7 10 24
    RUTGERS (15) 14 10 3 14 41 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: RUTGERS - TD, SHAMAR GRAVES 12 YD PASS FROM
    MIKE TEEL (JEREMY ITO KICK),
    6:31. RUTGERS 7-0
    RUTGERS - TD, RAY RICE 4 YD RUN (JEREMY ITO
    KICK), 10:02. RUTGERS 14-0
    NAVY - TD, REGGIE CAMPBELL 3 YD PASS FROM

    Sep 7 10:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NAVY
    JARROD BRYANT 4 YD RUN
    (MATT HARMON KICK)
    NAVY 24
    RUTGERS (15) 41 0:52 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 10:19 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD RUTGERS
    RAY RICE 2 YD RUN
    (JEREMY ITO KICK)
    NAVY 17
    RUTGERS (15) 41 2:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 10:13 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD RUTGERS
    KENNY BRITT 53 YD PASS FROM MIKE TEEL
    (JEREMY ITO KICK)
    NAVY 17
    RUTGERS (15) 34 9:05 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 9:57 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NAVY
    MATT HARMON 34 YD
    NAVY 17
    RUTGERS (15) 27 11:01 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 9:48 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NAVY 7 0 7 14
    RUTGERS (15) 14 10 3 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: RUTGERS - TD, SHAMAR GRAVES 12 YD PASS FROM
    MIKE TEEL (JEREMY ITO KICK),
    6:31. RUTGERS 7-0
    RUTGERS - TD, RAY RICE 4 YD RUN (JEREMY ITO
    KICK), 10:02. RUTGERS 14-0
    NAVY - TD, REGGIE CAMPBEL

    Sep 7 9:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG RUTGERS
    JEREMY ITO 20 YD
    NAVY 14
    RUTGERS (15) 27 2:34 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 9:30 PM
  • joegrav come on The Navy

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 9:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NAVY
    KAIPO-NOA KAHEAKU-ENHADA 2 YD RUN
    (MATT HARMON KICK)
    NAVY 14
    RUTGERS (15) 24 12:19 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 9:10 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NAVY 7 0 7
    RUTGERS (15) 14 10 24 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: RUTGERS - TD, SHAMAR GRAVES 12 YD PASS FROM
    MIKE TEEL (JEREMY ITO KICK),
    6:31. RUTGERS 7-0
    RUTGERS - TD, RAY RICE 4 YD RUN (JEREMY ITO
    KICK), 10:02. RUTGERS 14-0
    NAVY - TD, REGGIE CAMPBELL 3 YD P

    Sep 7 8:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD RUTGERS
    RAY RICE 22 YD PASS FROM MIKE TEEL
    (JEREMY ITO KICK)
    NAVY 7
    RUTGERS (15) 24 0:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 8:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG RUTGERS
    JEREMY ITO 28 YD
    NAVY 7
    RUTGERS (15) 17 9:49 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 8:11 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NAVY 7 7
    RUTGERS (15) 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: RUTGERS - TD, SHAMAR GRAVES 12 YD PASS FROM
    MIKE TEEL (JEREMY ITO KICK),
    6:31. RUTGERS 7-0
    RUTGERS - TD, RAY RICE 4 YD RUN (JEREMY ITO
    KICK), 10:02. RUTGERS 14-0
    NAVY - TD, REGGIE CAMPBEL

    Sep 7 7:57 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NAVY
    REGGIE CAMPBELL 3 YD PASS FROM KAIPO-NOA KAHEAKU-ENHADA
    (MATT HARMON KICK)
    NAVY 7
    RUTGERS (15) 14 0:16 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 7:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD RUTGERS
    RAY RICE 4 YD RUN
    (JEREMY ITO KICK)
    NAVY 0
    RUTGERS (15) 14 4:58 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 7:42 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD RUTGERS
    SHAMAR GRAVES 12 YD PASS FROM MIKE TEEL
    (JEREMY ITO KICK)
    NAVY 0
    RUTGERS (15) 7 8:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Navy vs. Rutgers(15)Sep 7 7:26 PM