Midshipmen improved to 7-3 on the season and clinched a berth in the Texas Bowl with a 23-21 win at Notre Dame
on November 7th. The Mids will next host Delaware on November 14th for Senior Day.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dobbs returned from a knee injury to lead the Mids' to 404 yards of total offense. Dobbs had 31 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown, and also completed 2 of 3 passes for 56 yards and another score. The Navy offense, with Dobbs at the helm, were 2-for-2 on 4th down conversions.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Carter fought all day long against the Notre Dame tandem of Golden Tate
and Michael Floyd
, ending the day with 9 tackles and two passes broken up, but his most important play was when he forced a Jimmy Clausen
fumble at the 1 yard line at the end of the 3rd quarter.
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE WEEK
It's too bad Vela can't play every game in Notre Dame Stadium. Two years removed from his legendary diving sack attempt, Vela again made a huge impact defensively for the Mids. Vela notched 9 tackles, broke up one pass, recovered a Notre Dame fumble and also grabbed a key interception in the 4th quarter to protect the Mids' lead.
It seems like Delahooke finds his way here every week, but his 55-yard punt to the Notre Dame 13 yard line with 1:48 left in the game set the table for Craig Schafer's sack of Clausen that provided the winning margin. Delahooke punted 5 times for an average of 46.2 yards.
: No player can be named POTW more than three times during a season. Players also cannot be named POTW for two consecutive games.
Navy beat Notre Dame, 23-21 on November 7th in South Bend. The win was the Mids' second straight win at Notre Dame. Each week GoMids.com recognizes a top offensive player, defensive player and an unsung hero. Look inside to find out which players GoMids.com honors this week.