USF defense run over in loss to Navy

by Gary Shelton on October 20, 2019 · 0 comments

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Cronkrite was held in check by Navy./ © 2019 Joe Mestas Seq# 0552

For a team representing the Navy, who knew it would be so good on the ground?

Navy overwhelmed the University of South Florida Saturday, rushing for a staggering 435 yards in a 35-3 victory. Navy completed only one pass all day (two of starter Malcolm Lewis' three passes were intercepted) but ran so efficiently the Bulls never had a chance.

Lewis ran for 188 yards on the afternoon

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The Midshipmen ran for touchdowns of 67, 58, 21 and 26 yards.

USF's own offense gained only 264 yards. Jordan Cronkrite, who had averaged more than 150 yards the last two games, was held to 76 yards.

“If you look at the first half, we gave up three big plays," said USF coach Charlie Strong. "The quarterback, we allowed him to just run up and down the field on us. Then, we couldn’t move the ball on offense. When that happens to you, this is the result that you get.”

USF quarterback Jordan McCloud was obvious hampered by injuries.

“He’s trying to battle through it," Strong said, "but he’s not healthy and we have to get him healthy. Once we can get him healthy, then he’s gonna be able to execute and do the things that we need him to do.”

Florida 38, South Carolina 27: The Gators continued to be a fourth-quarter team Saturday.

Trailing 20-17 after three quarters, Florida scored three times in the final period -- all on Kyle Trask touchdown passes -- to come away with a win over the Gamecocks.

It was the sixth time Florida has won under Dan Mullen when trailing going into the final period.

Trask threw for four touchdowns on the afternoon.

After a week off, Trask will bring Florida to a final, defining stretch with games against No. 10 Georgia, Vanderbilt and SEC East-leading Missouri in the chase for a spot in the SEC title game.

“Florida-Georgia, it’s going to be a big one,” said Florida coach Dan Mullen after the game. “It feels great; I love it! You want to head into November in control of your own destiny. That’s where we want to be and that’s where we expect to be at Florida.”

Georgia Tech 28, Miami 21:How ugly can a defeat be?

For Miami, this one will about do.

The Hurricanes self-destructed on several levels Saturday in their overtime loss to the Yellow Jackets. Miami gave up a fake punt for a Tech score, had a fumble returned for another and had a winning field goal blocked in the last second of regulation.

It was only the second win of the season for Tech.

Miami matched its worst seven-game start (3-4) in 22 years. The Hurricanes missed three more field goals, all from relatively close range.  Turner Davidson missed a 34-yarder in the second quarter, Bubba Baxa missed a 27-yarder late in the fourth and then Davidson's 25-yarder at the end was blocked by Owens.

"We will stay unified in our locker room," Miami coach Manny Diaz said. "We will stay together. We will go to Pittsburgh next week and we will compete the way the Miami Hurricanes compete."

Cam'Ron Harris rushed for 158 yards for Miami. Jordan Mason had 141 rushing for Tech.

The Hurricanes play Pitt next week.

Wake Forest 22, FSU 20: Ricky Aguayo missed a 50-yard field goal with 2:13 left to play, and the Seminoles fell to 3-4 on the season.

Wake Forest trailed 20-19, before hitting a field goal of their own by Nick Sciba from 25 yards out.

Cam Akers rushed for 157 yards in the game, but the game was dominated by the quarterbacks despite a heavy rain. James Blackmon threw for 280 yards for FSU, while Sam Hartman threw for 308 yards for the Deacons.

FSU is at home against Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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