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Noah Copeland scores 2 touchdowns, Navy grinds out 21-10 victory over Texas State

Noah Copeland ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns, leading Navy to a 21-10 victory over Texas State on Saturday.

Copeland scored on runs of 15 and 16 yards as the Midshipmen (7-4) won for the sixth time in seven games.

Shaun Rutherford threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah Battle for the Bobcats (3-7), who dropped their fourth consecutive game.

A week after yielding 487 offensive yards in a 41-31 loss at Troy, the Mids' defense surrendered 405 yards but did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter.

It was Navy's final game before its Dec. 8 battle against Army in Philadelphia, where the winner will claim the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for football supremacy among U.S. service academies.

Gee Gee Greene also ran for a TD for Navy, which amassed 407 yards on the ground.