Mids shock Wake Forest, 24-17
Eric Kettani  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Eric Kettani (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Posted Sep 27, 2008


The Navy Midshipmen pulled off their second straight win over BCS school, this time over a the No. 16 ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Mids sprinted out to a 17-point lead and then held on before finally putting the game away with a late 5-yard Jarod Bryant touchdown run.

Bryant was filling in for Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada who was injured in the first half.

While the offense played well, especially in the first half, the key to the win was the performance of the often criticized Navy passing defense. The Mids intercepted four Riley Skinner passes and scored all 24 points off those turnovers.

While snaring four Deacon passes, the spirited Navy defense was also able to limit Wake Forest to only 39 rushing yards on 30 attempts.

Eric Kettani led the Mids in rushing, picking up 175 yards on 19 carries. Navy gained 292 total rushing yards during the game.

Navy (3-2) will travel to rival Air Force next Saturday. Wake Forest (3-1) will host Clemson on October 9.

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