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Notre Dame runs string over Navy to 43 in a row

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published October 29, 2006


BALTIMORE - Brady Quinn accounted for four touchdowns and No. 11 Notre Dame amassed a season-high 471 yards Saturday in a 38-14 victory over Navy, the Fighting Irish's 43rd consecutive win in the series.

Quinn threw touchdowns of 36, 33 and 6 yards, and ran 19 yards for a score. The Irish scored on their first five possessions to take a 31-14 lead.

Notre Dame's first unproductive drive ended in the fourth quarter at the Navy 1, and the Irish never punted.

Quinn finished 18-for-25 for 295 yards, Darius Walker ran for 103 yards on 20 carries and Rhema McKnight had two touchdown catches. Notre Dame's winning streak against Navy is the longest against one opponent in NCAA history.

Navy quarterback Kalpo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada scored twice in his first college start.

BYU 33, Air Force 14: John Beck threw three touchdowns and Brigham Young beat host Air Force in Colorado to remain unbeaten in the Mountain West Conference. BYU has won five straight since a 30-23 double overtime loss to Boston College on Sept. 16, and three in a row against Air Force. BYU's defense held an Air Force offense averaging 355.3 yards to 229 yards. Beck was 23-of-31 for 258 yards for the Cougars, who rotated in three backs because Curtis Brown suffered from a stomach virus.

Tulane 42, Army 28: Lester Ricard passed for 409 yards and three touchdowns to lead host Tulane in New Orleans. Ricard completed 33-of-43 passes and had scoring throws of 15 yards to Brian King, 23 yards to Michael Batiste and 5 yards to Gabe Ratcliff. It was the second-most passing yards in Ricard's career and fourth-most in school history.

Utah 45, UNLV 23: Brett Ratliff tied his career high with four touchdown passes, three to Brent Casteel, and JJ Williams returned an interception for a touchdown in Salt Lake City as Utah ended a two-game losing streak and handed UNLV its seventh loss in a row.