Seth Henigan accomplished eight of 11 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns as Memphis scored on 5 of its first six drives to halt a three-game slide and defeat Navy 35-17 on Thursday evening.

Four of the 5 landing drives included at the least one massive play to burn the Navy protection. Henigan competed a 49-yard move to Javon Ivory on the primary play of the sport, a 74-yard TD move to Eddie Lewis and a 51-yard gainer to Koby Drake within the third quarter. The Tigers (4-3, 1-2 American Athletic Conference) additionally scored on a 69-yard reverse.

Calvin Austin III sprinted 69-yards to score on a reverse, staking Memphis to a 14-7 lead it would not relinquish, one play after Navy floor 21 performs to tie the sport at 7. It was probably the most performs for any drive by any group on the FBS degree this season.

Austin’s reverse was all pace, looping out of the backfield and slipping by means of a knot of three would-be tacklers converging on him simply past the road of scrimmage.

Navy (1-5, 1-3) took over after Memphis’ game-opening landing and floor up the remainder of the primary quarter with a virtually 12-minute, 75-yard monster of a drive taking 21 performs. James Harris II punched the ball over from the two — scoring his first profession landing— as Navy superior on 17 performs of 5 yards or much less.

The 21-play marketing campaign was Navy’s longest since a 26-play drive within the 2004 Emerald Bowl.

Tai Lavatai left the sport after a sack early within the fourth quarter. He handed for 27 yards and rushed for a web of 28, The Midshipmen had 10 rushers for 198 yards on the bottom.

Navy had two obvious scoring performs nullified by penalties simply minutes aside within the second quarter and wound up with a Bijan Nichols 39-yard area purpose, trailing 14-10.

The Tigers are 9-0 in Thursday evening video games, 21-1 in common season video games not performed on Saturday.