NCAA Game Summary - Central Michigan at Navy|
(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: Navy 38, Central Michigan 37
Annapolis, MD (Sports Network) - Kriss Proctor ran for a career-best 201 yards
and a touchdown, as the Navy Midshipmen survived the Central Michigan
Chippewas for a 38-37 win at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
A backup, Proctor got the call in place for normal starter Ricky Dobbs, who
sat out after suffering a concussion last week at East Carolina. Alexander
Teich added 53 yards and two scores on the ground for Navy (7-3), which rolled
up 437 rushing yards on the day.
CMU (3-8) was led by Ryan Radcliff, who passed for 394 yards and three
touchdowns on 36-of-58 attempts. Cody Wilson brought in 13 of those passes for
126 yards and a score, while David Blackburn made four catches for 66 yards
and two touchdowns.
Navy started the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown run by Aaron Santiago just
under six minutes into the game.
The Chippewas countered several minutes later behind a 15-yard touchdown pass
from Radcliff to Blackburn.
The Mids went back on top just before the end of the first quarter with a 16-
yard touchdown run by Teich.
Less than two minutes into the second quarter CMU tied it up with a three-yard
touchdown run from Zurlon Tipton.
Teich, though, powered his way to the end zone from three yards out to push
Navy back in front.
A 15-yard scoring strike from Radcliff to Blackburn and a 41-yard field goal
from David Harman gave CMU a 24-21 edge at the intermission.
Navy regained the lead with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns runs, one from
four yards out by Proctor and another from six yards away by John Howell.
Midway through the final quarter, Navy extended its lead to 38-24 behind a 35-
yard field goal from Joe Buckley.
The Chippewas, though, refused to go away and cut the deficit on a one-yard
touchdown run from Tipton with just over three minutes left.
With four seconds left, Radcliff hooked up with Cody Wilson on a seven-yard
scoring strike to bring CMU within a point. The Chippewas elected to go for
the win, but Radcliff's two-point conversion pass fell incomplete and Navy
took the victory.
11/13 20:02:43 ET