Rutgers jumped out to an early 7-0 lead over the Navy Midshipmen after missing a field goal and losing a fumble to Navy. Rutgers capped off their 6-play 40-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by Jawan Jamison. After Navy answered with a long drive that ended in a turnover on downs, Chris Ferguson picked off Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova for a 16-yard touchdown return.
After Navy tied up the game 7-7, they went to their triple option offense and began to grind out yards and clock. Navy took the lead however on a drive that consisted of just two plays that went 68 yards. Kriss Proctor ran the ball 54-yards for the go-ahead touchdown to take the lead 14-7. Navy has a combined total of 139 rushing yards at half time with senior fullback Alexander Teich averaging over 5 yards per carry.