Fofana runs for 3 TDs in first half, Navy routs Tulsa 53-21

Oct 8, 2022, 4:24 AM | Updated: 4:34 pm
Navy linebacker Will Harbour (54) reacts after forcing Tulsa quarterback Davis Brin, bottom, to thr...

Navy linebacker Will Harbour (54) reacts after forcing Tulsa quarterback Davis Brin, bottom, to throw a pass as Navy scored on a safety during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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              Tulsa wide receiver JuanCarlos Santana (5) makes a catch in front of Navy cornerback Mbiti Williams Jr. (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Navy center David Hixon, left, prepares for the snap against Tulsa defensive lineman Everitt Rogers (11), defensive lineman Joseph Anderson (44) and other teammates during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Navy cornerback Willie Collins V defends against Tulsa during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Tulsa wide receiver Malachai Jones makes a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Davis Brin during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Tulsa running back Steven Anderson, right, runs with the ball against Navy during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Navy quarterback Xavier Arline (7) pitches the ball to a teammate during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Tulsa defensive lineman Anthony Goodlow (94) sacks Navy quarterback Tai Lavatai during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Navy wide receiver Maquel Haywood runs with the ball against Tulsa during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Navy linebacker Will Harbour, bottom, applies pressure as Tulsa quarterback Davis Brin (7) throws the ball in his own end zone in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. Brin was called for an intentional grounding penalty and Navy ws awarded points on the safety. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Navy linebacker Will Harbour (54) reacts after forcing Tulsa quarterback Davis Brin, bottom, to throw a pass as Navy scored on a safety during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Daba Fofana ran for 113 of his 159 yards and three touchdowns in the first half to help Navy cruise to a 53-21 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.

Freshman Nathan Kent broke loose off a reverse for a 70-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter for Navy. It was Kent’s first collegiate play. Fofana added scoring runs from 47, 15, and 11 yards in the second quarter as Navy built a 36-14 lead at halftime.

Navy (2-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) rushed 69 times for 455 yards and completed just 2 of 8 passes for 35 yards. Vincent Terrell Jr. added 93 yards rushing and a score. Kent finished with 70 yards.

Davis Brin tossed a pair of touchdown passes in the first half that included a 76-yarder to Keylon Stokes for Tulsa (2-4, 0-2). Malachai Jones also made a leaping, two-handed grab between two defenders while falling into the end zone in the first quarter. Brin was 20-of-31 passing for 284 yards. Stokes had seven catches for 152 yards.

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