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Memphis football snaps three-game losing streak, tops Navy, 35-17

The Tigers took a 28-10 halftime lead, then held the Midshipmen at bay to earn their first conference win of the season
Credit: WATN-TV

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Memphis football racked up 28-first half points, putting an end to the program's longest losing streak (three games) since 2015.

The Tigers began the night with a speedy, 7-play, 75-yard drive capped off by a three-yard Sean Dykes touchdown grab. Navy answered with a grueling, 11-minute, 50-second drive. 21 plays and 75 yards later, the Midshipmen evened it up at 7-7.

In the final seconds before the end of the first quarter, taking over at their own 31-yard line, the Tigers opted for the reverse. Calvin Austin III ran 69-yards back to put Memphis in front for good.