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Posted on: Sunday, September 30, 2007

Kaheaku-Enhada lifts Navy over Air Force, 31-20

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada ran for 101 yards and scored twice in the fourth quarter to lead Navy to a 31-20 win over Air Force yesterday before a record crowd of 37,615 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

With Navy down 20-17 early in the fourth quarter, Kaheaku-Enhada, a Kapolei High alum from Hawai'i, scored on a 2-yard run on fourth down, putting Navy ahead 24-20 with 13:01 to play.

Then, on Navy's next series, Kaheaku-Enhada broke loose on a 78-yard touchdown run to put the Midshipmen up 31-20 with 9:18 to play.

The runs turned the tide in a game that saw the teams trade the lead through the first three quarters, and gave Navy (3-2) its fifth straight win over the Falcons (3-2).

"I am excited for our players. They did a tremendous job. They really hustled out there," said Navy coach Paul Johnson, a former University of Hawai'i offensive coordinator. "Playing for the trophy is really important to us; it's one of our goals."

The Mids took a leg up in the quest for the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, which goes to the winner of the football competition between Navy, Air Force and Army. Navy has won the trophy four years in a row and has now won 10 straight service academy games.

The nation's top rushing team, Navy rolled to 302 yards on the ground and had 381 total yards.

Air Force outgained the Mids with 474 yards, but were held without a score three times inside Navy's 20-yard line.

MORE INDEPENDENTS

Army 37, Temple 21: Corey Anderson returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and Jeremy Trimble caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from Carson Williams and returned a punt 85 yards for a score to lead the host Black Knights (2-3) over the Owls (0-5) at West Point, N.Y.

ATLANTIC COAST

Miami 24, Duke 14: Kyle Wright was 19 of 23 for 230 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-sealing 33-yard TD pass to DajLeon Farr with 2:15 left, helping the host Hurricanes (4-1, 1-0) hold off the Blue Devils (1-4, 0-2) at Miami.

Louisville 29, N.C. State 10: Brock Bolen rushed for a career-high 112 yards and a touchdown, and the visiting Cardinals (3-2) forced a season-high five turnovers to beat the Wolfpack (1-4) at Raleigh, N.C.

Virginia 44, Pittsburgh 14: Jameel Sewell threw three first-quarter touchdown passes and Cedric Peerman ran for two scores as the host Cavaliers (4-1) routed the Panthers (2-3) at Charlottesville, Va.

BIG 12 CONFERENCE

Texas A&M 34, Baylor 10: Stephen McGee and Jorvorskie Lane each ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown as the host Aggies (4-1, 1-0) rolled past the Bears (3-2, 0-1) at College Station, Texas, amid controversy in which coach Dennis Franchione was caught giving inside information about his team to boosters who paid $1,200 per year to receive it in a newsletter.

Texas Tech 75, Northwestern State 7: Graham Harrell threw for 338 yards and five touchdowns and the host Red Raiders (4-1) held the Demons (2-2), who play in the Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) to 15 yards rushing and 103 passing at Lubbock, Texas.

Oklahoma State 39, Sam Houston State 3: Zac Robinson threw for 279 yards and two scores, and Perrish Cox returned a punt for a touchdown as the host Cowboys (3-2) pulled away from the Bearkats (2-2) in the second half at Stillwater, Okla.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE

Connecticut 44, Akron 10: Andre Dixon ran for 116 yards and Tyvon Branch ran a kickoff back 97 yards for a touchdown to spark the host Huskies (5-0) past the Zips (2-3) at East Hartford, Conn., for their best start since 1995 when they went 6-0 as a Division I-AA school.

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Purdue 33, Notre Dame 19: Curtis Painter threw two touchdown passes and Chris Summers kicked four field goals as the host Boilermakers (5-0) extended the Irish's (0-5) worst start in school history with a rout at West Lafayette, Ind.

Michigan 28, Northwestern 16: Chad Henne hit Adrian Arrington with a 16-yard touchdown pass for a 21-16 lead following the first of four fourth-quarter turnovers as the visiting Wolverines (3-2, 2-0) rallied to beat the Wildcats (2-3, 0-2) at Evanston, Ill.

Indiana 38, Iowa 20: Kellen Lewis threw two touchdown passes and was officially credited with a third when he ran 71 yards after picking up a teammate's fumble, leading the visiting Hoosiers (4-1, 1-1) over the Hawkeyes (2-3, 0-2) at Iowa City, Iowa.

CONFERENCE USA

UTEP 48, SMU 45: Marcus Thomas rushed for 207 yards and scored on a 10-yard run in overtime as the visiting Miners (3-2, 1-0) rallied from a 21-points first-half deficit to beat the Mustangs (1-4, 0-1) in Dallas.

Tulsa 38, UAB 30: Paul Smith threw for 333 yards and three scores and ran for another to help the host Golden Hurricanes (3-1, 1-0) rally past the Blazers (1-3, 0-1) at Tulsa, Okla.

MID-AMERICAN

Miami 17, Syracuse 14: Cory Jones rans 12 times for 125 yards and scored his first two career touchdowns as the RedHawks (2-3) snapped a seven-game home losing streak with a victory over the Orange (1-4) at Oxford, Ohio.

Central Michigan 35, Northern Illinois 10: Dan LeFevour completed 18 of 27 passes for 172 yards and rushed for another 42 yards, leading the host Chippewas (2-3, 2-0) past the Huskies (1-4, 0-2) at Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Western Michigan 42, Toledo 28: Tim Hiller passed for three touchdowns and Mark Bonds ran for two as the visiting the Broncos (2-3, 1-0) beat the Rockets (1-4, 0-2) at Toledo, Ohio.

MOUNTAIN WEST

TCU 24, COLORADO STATE 12: After starter Andy Dalton suffered an apparent knee injury on the opening drive, backup quarterback Marcus Jackson rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead the host Horned Frogs (3-2, 1-1) past the Rams (0-4, 0-1) at Fort Worth, Texas.

BYU 31, New Mexico 24: Max Hall threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns and linebacker Bryan Kehl returned an interception 36 yards for a TD to lead the visiting Cougars (3-2, 2-0 past the Lobos (3-2, 0-1) at Albuquerque, N.M.

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE

UCLA 40, OREGON STATE 14: Ben Olson threw for 220 yards, including touchdown passes of 69 and 30 yards to Brandon Breazell, and the visiting Bruins (4-1, 3-0 Pac-10) scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat the Beavers (2-3, 0-2) at Corvallis, Ore.

Arizona 48, Washington State 20: Willie Tuitama threw for 346 yards and five touchdowns, and freshman Nicolas Grigsby rushed for 186 yards, including a 22-yard scoring run as the host Wildcats (2-3, 1-1) routed the Cougars (2-3, 0-2) at Tucson, Ariz.

SOUTHEASTERN

Arkansas 66, North Texas 7: Darren McFadden rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns all in the first half as the host Razorbacks (2-2) rolled up 506 total yards in routing the Mean Green (0-4) at Fayetteville, Ark.

Vanderbilt 30, Eastern Michigan 7: Earl Bennett caught nine passes for 93 yards and a touchdown, and the host Commodores (3-1) forced five turnovers in cruising past the Eagles (2-3) at Nashville, Tenn.

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

Appalachian State 49, Elon 32: Kevin Richardson ran for 158 yards and a key fourth-quarter touchdown as the visiting Mountaineers (4-1, 1-1) rolled up 526 yards to hold off the Phoenix (2-2, 0-1) at Elon, N.C.