Scores

Final

Massachusetts 20

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Navy 21

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

1:30 PM ET, September 9, 2006

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

1 2 3 4 T
UMASS 14 0 3 320
NAVY 7 7 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: L. Coen (UMASS) - 187 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Hall (NAVY) - 4 CAR, 66 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Moore (UMASS) - 5 REC, 62 YDS, 1 TD

Navy 21, Massachusetts 20

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- When starting quarterback Brian Hampton didn't get the job done, Navy head coach Paul Johnson went to backup KaipoNoa Kaheaku-Enhada.

Kaheaku-Enhada wasn't much better, but he was good enough to lead Navy (2-0) to two touchdowns in the 21-20 win over Massachusetts on Saturday.

Navy's offense fumbled seven times, losing four, and threw an interception, setting up three scores for Massachusetts.

Navy gained just 289 yards, its lowest total since a 2004 loss to Notre Dame, and was bogged down largely by the poor execution of the quarterbacks.

"We were very fortunate we won the game. Anytime you put the ball on the ground as much as we did, you are fortunate to win," Johnson said. "I'm frustrated by our offense. It's as bad of an offensive team as I have coached. I am concerned about the lack of quarterback play."

"We have some real researching to do," he added.

After Hampton turned the ball over on an interception and lost 15 yards on an errant pitch, Kaheaku-Enhada replaced him in the second quarter.

He led Navy on a six-play, 80-yard drive that ended with Matt Hall's 53-yard run and tied the game at 14 going into the half.

Alternating series with Hampton in the second half, Kaheaku-Enhada scored on a 19-yard run to put the Mids ahead 21-17 with 3:18 left in the third quarter.

Liam Coen completed 17 of 29 passes for 187 yards for Massachusetts (1-1) and hit J.J. Moore for a 37-yard touchdown that gave it a 14-7 lead. Steve Baylark gained 84 yards on 21 carries. Hampton's poor play continued into the second half, as he re-entered the game to open the half and fumbled on Navy's first series losing 15 yards.

Kaheaku-Enhada turned the ball over on the next series, fumbling while being tackled. That fumble set up a 37-yard go-ahead field goal by Chris Koepplin. In the fourth quarter, both quarterbacks fumbled the ball, one led to another field goal by Koepplin that closed the score to 21-20 with 5:55 to play.

Massachusetts had its share of miscues as well.

A touchdown return on the opening kickoff was called back by a penalty and so was a 3-yard scoring pass from Coen to Tim Washington, forcing the Minutemen to settle for Koepplin's go-ahead field goal. Navy's defense came up with two big turnovers.

An interception by Dujuan Price of a halfback pass from Justin Montgomery stopped one Massachusetts drive at the 3-yard line. A fumble recovery by Tyler Tidwell with less than four minutes left allowed Navy to go back on offense and hold the ball until just 35 seconds remained.

"There are a couple of plays you wish you could take back. Turnovers turned the game around," Baylark said.

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