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Navy, UNT cruise past scoring record

November 11, 2007

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— Navy is no stranger to high-scoring games. The Midshipmen have an NCAA record, and a bowl berth-clinching victory, to show for their latest one.

The Midshipmen and North Texas scored a major-college record 136 points in Navy's 74-62 victory Saturday.

"There wasn't a whole lot of defense being played on either side. Look at them, they scored 62 and they lost," Navy coach Paul Johnson said. "If we don't score every time we get the ball, we're in a deep hole."

Navy, the nation's best rushing offense, set a school record by running for 572 yards with eight rushing TDs a week after snapping a 43-year losing streak to Notre Dame.

"In a shootout, we feel comfortable," fullback Adam Campbell said. "I have a saying, 'When the leaves turn colors, watch out, because that's when our offense really starts getting rolling."'

The previous record for college football's top tier of competition, in regulation, was 133 points in San Jose State's 70-63 win over Rice on Oct. 2, 2004.

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