The Navy Midshipman left halftime with a 14-7 lead over Rutgers and added to that lead early with a field goal to push it to 17-7. Rutgers came storming back however, to take the lead scoring 14 unanswered points. Led by the arm of quarterback Gary Nova, Rutgers marched down the field to score.
Rutgers first scoring drive was capped off by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Nova to Quron Pratt to end a 6-play 52-yard drive. Early in the fourth quarter, Rutgers once again scored on a Gary Nova pass, this time hitting Tim Wright for 20 yards and the score to take the lead 21-17. Navy can kill clock with their triple option, but they're going to need to start scoring touchdowns to cap off their long time consuming drives.