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Notre Dame still owns Navy

Associated Press
Published November 13, 2005


SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame simply was too much for Navy to handle once again.

The No. 7 Fighting Irish were too big, too fast and too overpowering offensively for the Midshipmen to stay competitive for long Saturday. Notre Dame scored on all three of its second-quarter possessions and went on to beat Navy 42-21 to extend its NCAA-record winning streak over the Midshipmen to 42.

Brady Quinn passed for four touchdowns, three to Maurice Stovall, and continued to rewrite the Notre Dame record book.

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said he was hard on the Irish all week in practice to make sure they wouldn't let up.

"You never let them think you're happy because if they think you are happy then they start to loosen up," Weis said. "You just keep your foot on their throat the whole time. It was not a good week for them."

Quinn set the single-season school passing mark with 2,931 yards, surpassing the 2,753 by Jarious Jackson in 1999. Quinn, a junior, needs 254 yards passing in the final two games to break the school career mark of 7,602 set by Ron Powlus from 1994-97. And Quinn tied Powlus' school mark for touchdown passes at 52.

No. 18 TCU 51, UNLV 3

FORT WORTH, Texas - Quentily Harmon caught a touchdown and Cory Rodgers ran for another one before UNLV even gained a yard as the host Horned Frogs cruised in their regular-season finale. TCU (10-1, 8-0 Mountain West Conference) won its ninth straight - only No. 1 USC (32 games) and No. 2 Texas (17) have longer active streaks.

ARMY 34, UMASS 27: Zac Dahman completed five passes in the winning 61-yard drive, capped by a 10-yard touchdown to Walter Hill with 3:02 to play. The host Cadets have their first three-game winning streak since 1996.

W. MICH. 31, C. MICH. 24: Kent Smith set a Central Michigan record with 460 yards passing but the host Broncos overcame a 14-point deficit. Western Michigan kept its hopes of a MAC West title alive a season after going 1-10.

NEVADA 48, NEW MEXICO ST. 24: B.J. Mitchell rushed for 193 yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns for the visiting Wolf Pack. New Mexico State (0-10, 0-6 WAC), under first-year coach Hal Mumme, is one of two winless Division I-A teams left in the nation along with Temple, which was idle Saturday.

BYU 35, WYOMING 21: Curtis Brown ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting Cougars, who became bowl-eligible. The Cowboys lost their fifth straight and are eliminated from bowl contention.

NEW MEXICO 31, UTAH 27: Michael Tuohy forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, then made an interception with 1:10 left to clinch it for the visiting Lobos.

BALL ST. 26, E. MICHIGAN 25: Joey Lynch found Dante Love in the right corner of the end zone with 12 seconds left to win it for the visiting Cardinals.

GRAMBLING ST. 82, CONCORDIA-SELMA 7: Bruce Eugene passed for five touchdowns and ran for one as host Grambling State matched this season's high point total in Divisions I-A or I-AA. I-AA Southern Illinois scored 82 Sept. 10 against Union.