Run and Shoot: All Rice And Rutgers

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All Rice And Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Amazingly enough, Ray Rice has never scored a receiving touchdown. It seems the theme of the night is, he has now.

With 34 seconds left in the half, from 22 yards out, Rice took a Mike Teel pass to the house for his first career receiving TD to make the score at halftime 24-7 Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights have simply dominated both sides of the football. Rice already has 123 total yards and 2 TDs on the day and the defense has been solid as well, intercepting Navy QB Enhada twice.

Those two picks are the most thrown by Enhada in his career and the most by a Navy QB since a 2005 game against Rutgers in Piscataway.

Mike Teel went 10-14 in the first half for 160 yards and two TDs. TE Shamar Graves caught the other TD pass by Teel for his first career TD and reception.

Navy was limited to 123 total yards in the first half by a tough Rutgers defense. That vaunted triple option nowhere to be found, the Mids still managed to move down field into the redzone twice but only came away with 3 points.

For the most part, sloppy penalties by Rutgers have limited them from really pulling away in this game and also caused Navy to move further down the field than they would have otherwise.

The Scarlet Knights committed eight penalties for a total of 75 yards.

The only bright spot for Navy comes by way of time of possession. The Mids have about a 3 minute advantage in that category. Other than that, positives are scarce for Navy, who also lost two players - saftey Jeff Deliz and linebacker Clint Sovie - for the game.

Look for more of the same in the second half, as Rutgers is rolling.

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