Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry ran for 108 yards and two
touchdowns and threw for a career-high 165 yards and another
score in leading the Midshipmen to a 56-10 rout of
UConn. It was Navy’s largest margin of victory since beating Rice,
63-14, in 2009.
It was the fifth straight 100-yard rushing game for the senior, who
eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the third consecutive season, joining
Keenan Reynolds as the only two players in school history to
have three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
Freshman Zack Zergiotis threw for 205 yards and a touchdown
for UConn, but had three turnovers including two first-half interceptions
that led to Navy scoring drives.
Perry scored on his first carry, spinning past the line of scrimmage
and going 58 yards down the numbers on the right side of the field.
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He also had a 58-yard touchdown pass in the first half, hitting Mychal
Cooper down the middle one play after Zergiotis’ second interception.
It was one of just six passes thrown by Perry, who completed
three of them, all for more than 30 yards.
Zergiotis’ first pick set Navy up on a 49-yard drive that ended with
a 13-yard run up the gut by Jamale Carothers. The sophomore fullback
added touchdown runs of 23 and 6 yards in the second half.
The Huskies were still in the game with a first down on Navy’s
2-yard line and less than a minute to play in the first half. But Jacob
Springer forced a Zergiotis fumble on third down and the Midshipmen
led 28-10 at intermission.
Navy finished with 573 yards of offense, including 408 on the