Scores

Final

Navy 24

(4-7, 2-4 away)

San Jose State 27

(4-7, 3-2 home)

4:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Spartan Stadium (CA), San Jose, CA

1 2 3 4 T
NAVY 0 14 10 024
SJSU 10 10 0 727

Top Performers

Passing: M. Faulkner (SJSU) - 345 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Rutley (SJSU) - 27 CAR, 132 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Otten (SJSU) - 8 REC, 101 YDS

San Jose St. 27, Navy 24

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose State slowed Navy's rushing offense, and Brandon Rutley took care of the rest.

Rutley rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and caught a career-high eight passes for another 101 yards, lifting San Jose State to a 27-24 victory over Navy on Saturday.

Matt Faulkner passed for 345 yards and the go-ahead touchdown on career highs of 33 completions and 44 attempts as the Spartans (4-7) ended a three-game losing streak. Ryan Otten also caught eight passes for 101 yards.

"The best way I can say it is that we played extremely hard and, this time, made the plays to finish," San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre said. "It was an exciting day for us to be able to run the football."

Navy (4-7) lost its streak of eight straight years in a bowl game. Kriss Proctor rushed for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and threw for 90 yards.

"Their defense played hard," Proctor said. "There was a lot of bad execution on our part."

Navy scored on its first two possessions of the second half to take a 24-20 lead. Jon Teague kicked a 24-yard field goal midway through the third quarter and Proctor scored on a 2-yard run late in the period.

The go-ahead score was set up by a turnover. Jabaree Tuani tackled Faulkner, forcing a fumble. Jared Marks was right there to recover on the Spartans 43. Six plays later, the Midshipmen were in front.

Aaron Santiago's 21-yard run on a third-down play and Casey Bolena's 12-yard gain on a reverse were the key moments of the drive.

The Spartans responded just four seconds into the fourth quarter when Faulkner found freshman Jabari Carr for a 13-yard touchdown pass.

Rutley scored on runs of 3 and 1 yards.

Proctor was 9-of-20 passing, both second only to his 14-of-24 performance against Air Force.

The Midshipmen, who entered the game second in the nation in rushing offense, was limited to 254 yards on the ground, their third lowest total of the season.

San Jose State's Jens Alvernik connected on a pair of field goals to match the school's single-season record of 16.

Santiago also scored for Navy, which trailed 20-14 at the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAVY
SJSU
1st Downs1827
Total Yards344465
Passing90345
Rushing254120
Penalties2-202-15
3rd Down Conversions5-144-11
4th Down Conversions1-40-0
Turnovers12
Possession27:2132:39

Passing Leaders

NavyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Proctor9/20904.500
San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner33/443457.811

Rushing Leaders

NavyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Proctor20824.1241
Santiago66210.3135
San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutley271324.9225
Team2-3-1.500

Receiving Leaders

NavyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner44711.8029
Bolena12020.0020
San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Otten810112.6024
Rutley810112.6025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAVYSJSU
FG10:06Jens Alvernik 44 Yd 03
TD03:21Brandon Rutley 3 Yd Run (Jens Alvernik Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERNAVYSJSU
TD09:50Kriss Proctor 1 Yd Run (Jon Teague Kick) 710
TD07:15Aaron Santiago 35 Yd Run (Jon Teague Kick) 1410
TD02:48Brandon Rutley 1 Yd Run (Jens Alvernik Kick) 1417
FG00:32Jens Alvernik 23 Yd 1420
THIRD QUARTERNAVYSJSU
FG06:56Jon Teague 24 Yd 1720
TD02:05Kriss Proctor 2 Yd Run (Jon Teague Kick) 2420
FOURTH QUARTERNAVYSJSU
TD14:56Jabari Carr 13 Yd Pass From Matt Faulkner (Jens Alvernik Kick) 2427