Navy Midshipmen scored 17 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to upset the UCF Knights. This was the Navy first win of the season and their first victory since October 17, 2021. Navy Quarterback Tai Lavatai only threw for 58 yards, rushed for 57 yards and had 2 rushing touchdowns. Running Backs Carlinos Acie rushed for 85 yards and Isaac Ruoss rushed for 84 yards and 1 touchdown.
UCF True Freshman Quarterback Mikey Keene made his first start and threw 178 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Running Back Johnny Richardson led the Knights with 59 yards rushing, Quarterback Joey Gatewood and Wide Receiver Amari Johnson each had one rushing touchdown. Wide Receiver Brandon Johnson had 4 catches for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Navy had 406 total yards compared to UCF 326 total yards and they also had a huge advantage in their rushing attack with 348 rushing yards compared to UCF 148 rushing yards. The Knights are 2-2 and the Midshipmen are 1-3 now.