MEMPHIS — Seth Henigan threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns as Memphis scored on five of its first six drives to halt a three-game slide and defeat Navy 35-17.
Four of the five touchdown drives included at least one big play to burn the Navy defense.
Henigan competed a 49-yard pass to Javon Ivory on the first play of the game, a 74-yard TD pass to Eddie Lewis and a 51-yarder gainer Koby Drake in the third quarter.
The Tigers also scored on a 69-yard reverse by Calvin Austin III.
Navy took over after Memphis’ game-opening touchdown and ground up the rest of the first quarter with a nearly 12-minute, 75-yard monster of a drive taking 21 plays.
The Tigers improving to 4-3, 1-2 in the AAC.