Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Navy Spoils the Stanford Party

In resounding style, Navy bounced back with a 37-9 win over the Stanford Cardinal in front of 44,022 fans in the first game of the newly renovated Stanford Stadium. The Mids piled up 367 yards of rushing, and (get this) 75 yards through the air. Reggie Campbell had a big game with 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while fullback Adam Ballard wore down the Cardinal defense with 26 carries for 126 yards. The real story here was Quarterback Brian Hampton, who was able to regain his composure after a turnover plagued game against UMass last week. Hampton completed 8 of 11 passes, but even more importantly, just looked to have a better grasp on running the offense. He was not without mistakes though, throwing away an easy pitch on a sweep play inside the Stanford five yard-line.

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