"I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" - President John F. Kennedy

FIU Gives Navy All They Can Handle - OT Squeaker

Navy - 36
FIU - 29

FIU came into Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium with a mission and nearly pulled off the upset.

FIU started the game by marching down the field and scoring a FG. Navy's defense came off the field feeling a bit better about itself forcing FIU to just a FG considering how well they were marching down the field on them.

Navy took little time to score as WR Mario Washington took the kickoff 90 yards back for a TD, his and Navy's first special teams score of the season.

After that, it was a few defensive stops preventing either team from scoring anymore in the 1st quarter, ending the quarter 7-3 Navy.

Navy would come out at the beginning of the 2nd half with the ball and score on a 3 yard run by Andre Byrd, his first of four on the night.

FIU would respond with a drive of their own, capped by a 4 yard rush but they would miss the extra point, making the score 14-9 at halftime.

It was the 4th Quarter when Navy heroics followed by FIU heroics would cause the game to go into overtime.

In the end, it was the Navy defense that stopped the FIU offense on 4th down in the 2nd overtime to preserve the win.

The Navy rushing attack was pitiful, averaging a season low 2.9 ypc but it was the Navy passing game that kept them in the game behind Cameron Smith's 18/24 for 232 yards. Unfortunately, he didn't throw a TD pass, but was intercepted 2 times as well as fumbled the ball once.

Coach Niumatalolo nor coach James were willing to talk on the record but off the record, coach James called it a horrendous game and unworthy of comment.

Next week, Navy travels to Virginia for yet another road game.


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