Defense sparks Navy to win

Thrasher interception is turning point vs. N. Illinois

Navy 35 Northern Illinois 24

November 18, 2007|By Sandra McKee | Sandra McKee,Sun Reporter

The Navy defense had been pushed around all season, giving up points with abandon, including 209 in its past five games.

But yesterday, with the Midshipmen's starting quarterback sidelined, the defense pushed back and anchored Navy's 35-24 victory over Northern Illinois.

Navy vs. Army Dec. 1, noon, M&T Bank Stadium, chs. 13, 9, 1090 AM

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