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UMass Falls Just Shy In Upset Bid Of Navy

Eric Dickson and the Minutemen contained a Navy offense that rolled up more than 400 rushing yards a week ago.

Eric Dickson and the Minutemen contained a Navy offense that rolled up more than 400 rushing yards a week ago.

Sept. 9, 2006

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Backup quarterback KaipoNoa Kaheaku-Enhada ran for a touchdowns and led another scoring drive, coming off the bench to help Navy defeat Massachusetts 21-20 on Saturday.

Kaheaku-Enhada replaced starter Brian Hampton and immediately led Navy (2-0) on a six-play, 80-yard drive. The Midshipmen tied the game at 14 when Matt Hall busted a 53-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Kaheaku-Enhada scored on a 19-yard run to put the Mids ahead 21-17 with 3:18 left in the third quarter.

Liam Coen completed 17 of 29 passes for 187 yards for Division I-AA Massachusetts (1-1). The Minutemen took an early 14-7 lead after Coen hit J.J. Moore for a 37-yard score midway through the second quarter. Steve Baylark gained 84 yards on 21 carries.

Navy rushed for 268 yards on 51 carries and Hall finished with 66 yards on four carries. Navy fumbled seven times and committed four turnovers, three of which set up scores for Massachusetts.

One of those turnovers, a fumble by Hampton at the Navy 22, set up Chris Koepplin's 36-yard field goal with 5:55 to play to make it 21-20.

A fumble on the next series by Kaheaku-Enhada gave the Minutemen a chance to go ahead, but Massachusetts fumbled and Navy's Tyler Tidwell recovered at the 25.

In the first quarter, Massachusetts drove 79 yards in eight plays with Tim Washington scoring from the 5-yard line. Navy countered with a 73-yard drive that ended with Hampton's 4-yard run. An interception by Tracy Belton set up Coen's touchdown pass to Moore.

 

 

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