Midshipmen hit ground running

Triple option nets 403 rushing yards for Navy, including 149 for QB Hampton

Navy 28 East Carolina 23

September 03, 2006|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Sun Reporter

Minutes after finishing his first collegiate start, Navy senior quarterback Brian Hampton looked weary and sounded displeased with his performance.

Never mind that Hampton had rushed 34 times for 149 yards, the most by a Navy quarterback in nearly two years. Never mind that Hampton had spearheaded the Midshipmen's triple option in a hard-earned, 28-23 victory over East Carolina, in the season opener for both teams before 33,809 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium last night.

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