HOUSTON (AP) -- Craig Candeto ran for 151 yards and two
touchdowns and also threw a scoring pass as Navy beat Rice 38-6 on
"We were right on our assignments and we moved the ball every
time we touched it," Candeto said. "On offense, we want to score
every time we touch the ball and we did that in the first half.
(The coaches) have us ready for every defense we see out there."
The Midshipmen (5-2) ran 69 times for 366 yards, and scored on
all four of their first-half possessions to take a 28-6 lead.
Candeto scored on a 7-yard run with 6:22 left in the first
quarter and added a 1-yarder with 4:19 remaining in the second.
"I can't say enough about Craig. He's one tough cookie. He's a
tough rascal," Navy coach Paul Johnson said.
Eric Roberts had a 69-yard touchdown run in the first quarter
and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Candeto with 16 seconds
left in the half.
Until Navy went three-and-out to open the second half, it had
scored on nine straight possessions dating to its 37-27 victory
over Vanderbilt last Saturday. Navy was 9-for-9 on third-down
conversions in the first half and finished 13-of-19.
"We did not tackle well in the first half," Rice coach Ken
Hatfield said. "Part of that was us and part of that was them.
Their quarterback and fullback are so darned good they're tough to
Backup quarterback Aaron Polanco had an 8-yard TD run in the
Rice (1-5) ran for 206 yards and had only 17 yards passing. The
Owls also had two turnovers in the second half, one of which, a
fumble, resulted in a field goal by Navy.
Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.