Navy at TOLEDO
Oct. 19, 2013
Toledo, OH (Glass Bowl)
With today’s victory, the Rockets improve to 5-3 all-time in overtime contests. UT most recently suffered a 24-17 overtime setback at Arizona on Sept. 1, 2012. The last time Toledo played a double-overtime game occurred against Fresno State on Sept. 20, 2008. The Midnight Blue & Gold dropped a 55-54 decision versus the Bulldogs.
With today’s triumph, the Rockets improve to 8-1 at home under head coach Matt Campbell.
Senior RB David Fluellen carried the ball a team-high 19 times for a squad-best 160 yards, including a 44-yard TD scamper in the third quarter. Fluellen left the game with a back injury early in the fourth quarter and did not return. He has now topped the century mark in six-straight games and on 13 occasions in his collegiate career, tied for third- and fourth-most in UT annals, respectively. With today’s effort, Fluellen moved into fourth place in school history with 3,221 career yards rushing.
Senior QB Terrance Owens completed 11-of-20 passes for 105 yards and one TD. Owens was credited with a 20-yard TD strike in the second overtime. With today’s effort, Owens became only third QB in school history to surpass 7,000 career yards passing. He now has 7,077 career yards passing.
Senior DE Jayrone Elliott caused a fumble and returned it 68 yards for a TD in the second quarter. Elliott’s scoop and score marked a fourth straight game the Rockets have tallied a defensive touchdown in 2013. All four TDs were scored on fumble recoveries during this stretch.
Elliott finished the game with a career-high 13 tackles, surpassing his previous best effort of 11 at Central Michigan on Sept. 21.
Toledo converted a 47-yard field goal on its opening drive. The Rockets have now tallied points on its opening possession in five of the seven contests in 2013 (field goal at Missouri, TD vs. Eastern Washington, TD vs. Central Michigan and TD vs. Western Michigan).
Junior PK Jeremiah Detmer booted a season long 47-yard field goal on UT’s opening drive. Detmer is now a perfect 5-of-5 on field goals of at least 40 yards this season. The 47-yarder is also tied for his second-longest conversion as a Rocket. Detmer also kicked a 47-yard field goal vs. Cincinnati on Oct. 20, 2012. The Hilliard, OH native career long is a 52-yarder at Syracuse on Sept. 24, 2011.
Freshman RB Kareem Hunt saw his most extensive action of the season and ran the ball 15 times for career-best 127 yards and two TDs. Hunt was credited with a 52-yard TD run in the third quarter for his first collegiate score and followed it up with a 16-yard TD scamper in the fourth.
Redshirt freshman RB Damion Jones-Moore was the Rockets’ workhorse in overtime and rushed the ball five times for 13 yards, including a one-yard TD plunge in the first extra period. Jones-Moore has now totaled three TD runs on the season, the second-most on the team.
Junior LB Junior Sylvestre finished with a career-high 17 tackles, topping his previous best effort of 13 at Missouri on Sept. 7. Sylvestre has totaled double-digit stops on five occasions this season.
Sophomore LB Chase Murdock totaled a collegiate-best 15 stops and two QB hurries, surpassing his previous best effort of 12 on two occasions against Missouri (Sept. 7) and Central Michigan (Sept. 21). Murdock has now registered at least nine tackles on five occasions in 2013.
Junior LB Ray Bush tied his season high for a second straight contest with eight tackles. Bush was also credited with his first collegiate sack in the first quarter.
Sophomore LB Trent Voss tallied a career-best 14 stops and 2.0 tackles-for-loss. Voss has now totaled double-digit stops on three occasions in his UT career. His previous career high was 13 tackles against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 22, 2012. Voss suffered an apparent arm injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.
Redshirt freshman DL Treyvon Hester finished with a season-best nine tackles. He came into today’s non-conference finale with 11 stops on the season.
Sophomore DE Allen Covington totaled a career-high seven stops, including a collegiate-best 2.5 sacks. Covington collected his first career sack in the fourth period. His previous best effort was five tackles at Ball State on Sept. 28.
Senior WR Bernard Reedy had three catches for 30 yards, including a 20-yard reception in the second overtime. Reedy has now caught at least one pass in 33 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in school history.
Toledo did not give up a sack for a second consecutive game and fifth time this season.
Senior OL Zac Kerin, senior S Ross Madison, senior QB Terrance Owens, senior WR Bernard Reedy and senior DE Christian Smith served as today’s captains.